Recognizing signs of an abusive relationship

It’s an unfortunate situation, and one that happens all too frequently that people get trapped in an unhealthy and abusive relationship. And while it sometimes is the man who is being abused, in over 90 percent of reported cases it is the woman who is being victimized. Abusive relationships aren’t always about physical abuse. It […]

Surviving the teenage years can be done

Surviving the teenage years can be done

The teenage years are never easy for the teen or the parents. It’s a time of little communication beyond eye rolls, sullen silence and that infamous response, “whatever.” It’s a time when parents wonder if either party will survive this period. It’s often very frustrating, but it can be easier if parents and teens recognize […]

Volunteering helps to reduce senior stress

As people age, few are going to be one of those smiling, gray-haired, fictional people that advertisers love to show. The reality is that many older Americans find themselves facing a variety of issues and problems that can bring substantial amounts of stress to their senior years. While any one can feel stress at any […]

Nervousness is OK, but anxiety is not so good

Everybody gets nervous. It’s a natural reaction when we expect, or imagine, that something negative is about to happen. That’s why an upcoming doctor’s visit might have you feeling nervous, while going to your favorite restaurant simply has you feeling hungry. While both emotions that are a bit scary, nervousness and anxiety are quite different […]

What are your dreams trying to tell you?

When you wake up each morning, do you remember your dreams in vivid detail? Or do you rarely, if ever, recall a dream? Whichever the case, researchers tell us that we all do dream, every night. In fact, they’ve found that even primates and unborn human fetuses dream. There have been many misconceptions about dreams. […]

Let’s all go outside and take a walk

Let’s all go outside and take a walk

Have you looked outside lately? Yes, that’s sunshine and warm weather – a perfect time to get out and get moving. Yes, we know you’ve heard it before. And yes, we know you realize you should be moving more, and you’ve meant to get started. Well, maybe these facts can help motivate you. First, let’s […]

Do the children really know how you feel?

Experts will constantly tell you that good communication is a necessary element in any successful relationship. While we generally think of that advice in relation to spouses, friends and co-workers, one of the most important relationships to evaluate for good communication is with our children. Do your children really know how you feel about them? […]

Helping your child reach a healthy weight

The percentage of children who are overweight, or even obese, is still very high. And while most parents are anxious to try and help their children get to a healthier weight, it can be a difficult task to accomplish. However, it’s a goal for which it is worth striving. Overweight children often have self-esteem issues, […]

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