Helpful Tips
December 6th 2017

We all encounter problems in our everyday lives – whether at work or at home. Common problems might be time-management issues, or personality conflicts at the work-place. As unpleasant as some of these problems can be, it’s important to come up with an effective strategy to dealing with them. The following steps can help you better identify issues and come up with solutions for life’s obstacles!

Professional business woman at laptop
November 29th 2017

"Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” Anthony J. D’Angelo

Professional Development is an ongoing process that should continue throughout one's career. It’s necessary to stay up to date on the latest trends and information in your field, and in the professional world in general, in order to remain capable and competent in your position.

Woman standing in front of a rainbow
November 22nd 2017

Did you know that expressing gratitude can improve the quality of your health and even add years to your life expectancy? Robert Emmons, a psychology professor at the University of California at Davis, is a leading researcher in the field of “positive psychology”. His research supports the theory that those who develop an “attitude of gratitude” can experience a wide variety of health benefits. 

Group of young friends
November 11th 2017

The theme of this year’s National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM) is “Friends Helping Friends.” A friend is anyone who is there to offer support, care, concern and a listening ear. Friends can be peers, family members, mentors, teachers…anyone! For those in need, the National Runaway Safeline is set up to be a friend and to provide support for any youth in crisis as well, 24/7.

Beautiful multiracial family
November 8th 2017

Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month. This year's theme is "Teens Need Families, No Matter What” and it centers on efforts to achieve lasting permanency for teenagers in foster care.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services stresses that teenagers who have spent years in foster care need the commitment and care of a loving family to help them transition into adulthood.

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:

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