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Medication or Meditation for treatment of your child’s ADHD?

Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity-Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common developmental disorders experienced in children. ADHD is a condition that makes it unusually difficult for children to focus and pay attention, sit still, and control impulsive behavior. ADHD can be experienced as predominately one or the other- inattentiveness or hyperactivity/impulsivity. Most children with ADHD however, experience symptoms as a combination of both...[ read more ]

How To Help Your Teen Cope With Back-to-School Stress

It’s almost fall, which means store shelves are stocked with low-priced notebooks and markers and glue, et al. Soon the familiar brake hiss of school buses will be heard in neighborhoods across the country as kids head back to school.While some kids begrudge alarm clocks and mountains of homework, they still look forward to school; to enjoying friendships and new...[ read more ]

4 Exercises to Help Teach Young Children Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the practice of being aware of your body and feelings in the present moment. If you're silent for a moment, you will notice the subtle smell of your freshly washed clothing, the sound of your breathing, and watch a small leaf blow past your window. Mindfulness is an incredibly calming, relaxing practice that can help adults in numerous...[ read more ]

The Best Medicine is a Treadmill: How Daily Exercise Can Treat Depression

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), about 7% of American adults live with depression.For context, this number represents over 17 million adults in the United States, with women being affected at higher rates and adolescents being affected at an even higher prevalence. It’s also worth mentioning that a major depressive episode is the leading cause of disability...[ read more ]

5 Tips for Safely Navigating the ‘Non-Exclusive’ Dating World

Being out in the dating world can be an exciting experience. There are moments of fun and laughter, as well as awkwardness and disappointment. All the while, you anticipate finding chemistry and a connection with someone. If you're dating and looking just for fun and friendships, you're going to be meeting lots of people. Keep your dating adventures as safe...[ read more ]

Just Plain Ol’ Boyhood or Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

The old expression “Boys will be boys,” describes types of behavior that may not be appreciated by parents, teachers, and female siblings or peers. While the expression is outdated and simply inaccurate in terms of gender roles and stereotypes, many people still use this term to refer to behavior that pushes the envelope in male youth. These behaviors, though typically unwelcomed,...[ read more ]

10 Signs You’re Addicted to Working

We live in a society that worships the overachiever. Burning the candle at both ends and denying yourself pleasure until the work gets done is seen as honorable. And while having a good work ethic is definitely key to living your best life, it is also important to balance your work life with a sense of play and freedom. If...[ read more ]

Is My Anger Normal, Or Should I Seek Help?

Life wouldn’t be life without those little irritants that push our buttons. And when our buttons get pushed, it’s completely natural to feel angry. In fact, anger is a normal emotion that can facilitate better communication and positive change when expressed appropriately.But for some people, managing their own anger is challenging. Usually these people are the last to know they...[ read more ]

Respectful Ways to End a Contentious Conversation

One thing we all have in common is that we don’t always agree with one another. Over time we’ve come to accept that there are times when we must respectfully disagree with someone and move forward. Unfortunately, it’s become increasingly difficult to agree to disagree in today’s divided America. Television and social media reflect the strain political disagreements have placed...[ read more ]

Getting Your Inner Spark Back: 5 Tips to Loving Yourself Again

We are born knowing that we are infinitely lovable. Babies and toddlers demand love and attention. They ask to be held, they ask for toys and presents, and they feel they deserve them. When we’re very young, we simply somehow just “know” that we are amazing and deserve nothing but goodness. But then something happens… We get programmed by kids...[ read more ]



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