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3 July 2015
Category:
Family
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Pet Therapy: An Effective Drug

Are you searching for the miracle pill to lower anxiety, depression, stress, etc?  If so, look no further than your man’s (or woman’s) best friend.  In the past few years, there has been tremendous research done on pet therapy and one’s health – emotional, mental, physical and spiritual.  Pet Partners, a nonprofit animal-assisted program, lists […]


16 May 2015
Category:
Parenting
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What Does Autism Mean to You?

Autism awareness month is winding down. As I look around at schools or in neighborhoods, I see support autism signs and homes with blue lights on them. The question I ask myself is, once the month is over what’s next for autism? I do appreciate the month where autism should be place on the forefront […]


15 May 2015
Category:
Women
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Appreciating Moms

I spent Mother’s Day weekend in Houston with my mother and grandmother.  I am truly blessed to have such independent, caring and empowering women in my life.  They have experienced hardships in their life that I can not fathom.  Through the times of losing a loved one, divorce, sharing a cramped space together, they never […]


25 February 2015
Category:
Counseling
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What is Your Forecast?

In a matter of seconds, our life can go from sunny and happy to cloudy and sad. No one likes raining days, but without them we would not have green grass and beautiful flowers. How can we keep our forecast sunny? Just as it is impossible to predict the weather, it is just has hard to […]


15 January 2015
Category:
Parenting
Comments: 1

Chores

It is important to start having kids help out with chores. Here is a guideline to use for different age groups:   Ages 2 and 3  Personal chores Assist in making their beds Pick up playthings with your supervision Family chores Take their dirty laundry to the laundry basket Fill a pet’s water and food […]


14 January 2015
Category:
Family
Comments: 0

Surviving Christmas as the Non-Custodial Parent

Christmas can be the most difficult time of the year to be without your child. Seeing all of the Christmas decorations and Santa’s in the malls, kids running around being festive about the holiday season can leave you feeling overwhelmed and depressed. Every parent wants to see their child wake up Christmas morning to open […]


7 January 2015
Category:
Communication
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I Pad, IPhone, “I Messages”?

Everyone knows what an i Pad and an iPhone are now a days, but what about “I Messages”?  “I Messages” are a form of verbal communication, via face-to-face with an individual or sent through the Apple (or Android) devices. “I Messages” contain a formula where one can use this verbal communication style to express their […]


2 December 2014
Category:
Parenting
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Truth about divorce

Many years ago, the myth began to circulate that if parents are unhappy, the kids are unhappy, too. So divorce could help both parent and child. “What’s good for mom or dad is good for the children,” it was assumed. But we now have an enormous amount of research on divorce and children, all pointing […]

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