Young Navy family
November 1st 2017

November 1st marks the beginning of Military Family Appreciation Month; a month-long celebration during which the Department of Defense and the nation will honor the commitment and sacrifices made by the families of the nation’s service members.

Throughout the month of November, military families will be honored and recognized for their support of our military and nation. This is an excellent time to recognize these families for the commitment and contributions they make every single day.

October 25th 2017

Have you ever found yourself thinking, “who am I and how did I get here?”

With spouses, children, jobs, and life events demanding our attention, it’s not uncommon to occasionally lose sight of who we are. We set aside our dreams, goals, or aspirations to deal with the “here and now”. 

Are you currently feeling lost? It is never too late to re-discover yourself!

Get to Know Yourself

Child holding up hand with the word "Stop" written on it
October 18th 2017

Stopbullying.gov states, “When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time. Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy.”

Image of brain
October 11th 2017

In light of my current crazed mental state, I hit upon the idea of writing on the topic of the “organized mind” for this blog piece. Imagine my surprise (and feeling of validation that I am not alone) when I found a book written by neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin entitled, “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload.”

Adolescent holding "ADHD" label
October 4th 2017

October is the ADHD Awareness Month and the 2017 theme is “Knowing is Better: ADHD Across the Life Span.”

This year’s theme was chosen to reflect the belief that:

September 27th 2017

I had an epiphany the other day; I work so hard to make a living for my family, but what about working equally hard to make a life for myself?

At the end of most days, while I felt that I’d accomplished something in my professional life there was always the feeling that something important was missing.

Most days, it seemed all I had time to do was work. I felt depleted and started brainstorming ways I might enrich my life. Make time for other things that mattered. Prioritize.

So, I decided that each day I would do something to feed my:

Adult students
September 20th 2017

The start of school was always a favorite time of mine. Fresh school year, new school supplies, new classmates and professors, the feeling of “anything is possible." Yet along with the excitement of starting something new, there was apprehension about the course load and work involved – would I be up to the challenge?

For those who may have been out of the learning arena for awhile, these apprehensions may be magnified. However, there are steps that you can take to set yourself up for success:

Pscyhology - shattered image
September 13th 2017

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than a quarter of American adults experience anxiety, depression, or other mental disorder in any given year. In addition to that, there are many other adults who struggle with a serious illness, relationship issues, job loss, stress, death of a loved one, substance abuse or other issues. Many of those struggling could benefit from the caring support of a trained professional.

Mind Mapping
September 6th 2017

A mind map is a free-form way of organizing long lists of information and can be a fun and creative way to show relationships between thoughts and ideas. Simply put, a mind map is a diagram that literally “maps out” your ideas by connecting your thoughts to a central subject.

Woman exercising
August 30th 2017

September is Healthy Aging Month and is the perfect time to celebrate the wisdom, beauty and grace that comes from aging.

Celebrate Healthy Aging Month with these helpful tips.

1. Stay Active

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