From Grief to Growth

In working with clients through the Survivors of Violent Loss (SVL) who have lost a loved one, sometimes in unthinkable ways, I have seen many clients go from feelings and symptoms related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to resilience and strength they had not anticipated. The idea of Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) has been around … Continue reading From Grief to Growth

Scream-Free Parenting

Let the Consequences Do the Screaming Kenda and I found a great resource for parenting in a book called Scream Free Parenting by Hal Runkel, MFT. Over the last year we have been using some of the concepts in our parenting program and would like to share one of them with you. It is one … Continue reading Scream-Free Parenting

Kids and Stress

Kids and Stress – Leaning to Thrive and not Just Survive  As most adults know, stress is a normal part of daily life. There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t have to deal with some type of stress. Stress can challenge us and motivate us (Positive stressors), but it can also cause … Continue reading Kids and Stress

Love or Fear…

I am a big fan of Jim Carrey. I love his style of humor and thank him for many laughs. So when I watched this commencement speech – Full Speech: Jim Carrey’s Commencement Address at the 2014 MUM Graduation -I was prepared for sidesplitting laughter. While I did laugh out loud at times, I witnessed … Continue reading Love or Fear…