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What is “Sober Curious?”

There’s a growing trend toward sobriety in our country, according to an article on CNN.com. Millennials are drinking less, wellness has become part of everyday conversations, and sobriety is being recognized in greater numbers. So what does it mean to be “sober...

Stress Management & Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a popular buzzword these days. While spotlighting tools to help us navigate the stresses of daily life are arguably a positive thing, the trendiness may also diminish the message and blind us to what mindfulness actually means. As a recent article by...

The Impact of Anger

Anger is an emotion many feel throughout their lives. But there is a difference between the types of anger we experience and the impact of those various types. Knowing the four basic types of anger is the first step in figuring out how best to manage the turmoil in...

Teen Rejection: How to Respond

Helping teens navigate rejection can be difficult. We want our children to be and feel accepted. So what can we do to help? A recent article in Psychology Today tackled this very question. On Wednesday afternoons I shuttle my son and two friends to their afternoon...

The Truth About ADHD

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a term frequently tossed around in conversation. While in recent years we have come to understand ADHD in new ways, there are many myths out there today on the topic. A recent article on Bustle.com tackled the topic...

PTSD & Fire Season

As the summer season approaches, some of us are preparing for fun. Others are preparing for a possibly intense fire season and the associated PTSD. And year after year, who are the heroes of fire season? Firefighters, of course. We rely on them to help us when we need...

Binge Drinking & Spring Break

For many, there is a close relationship between spring break and binge drinking. Not only are there immediate risks inherent in binge-level alcohol consumption (not to mention any alcohol consumption for minors), but there are associated risks such as assault and...