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Discernment Counseling for Couples on the Brink of Divorce
December 23, 2013

A common scenario in marriage therapy is what has been termed the “mixed agenda couple:” one partner desperately wants to work on and save the marriage, while the other partner is ready to call it quits and file for...

Early is on time, on time is late, and late is unacceptable!
October 30, 2013

This famous quote rings true to many of us throughout our lives. After joining a student organization in college, this quote was emphasized at the beginning of every meeting for us to understand the importance of time. It stuck...

Surviving the Boredom of Summer Sameness
May 28, 2013

After spring break, every kid starts counting down the days until summer break. They can’t wait to put their books and brains away for a couple of months and focus on fun. However, it doesn’t take long before they...

Top 10 Skills High School Students Need To Develop In Preparation For College
April 28, 2013

It’s never too early to start thinking about preparing for college. This Top 10 list has been developed through many years of attending conferences, listening to college admission professionals, and touring a variety of colleges and universities around the...

Confidence Goes a Long Way In Deterring a Bully
March 3, 2013

In case you missed it, the Anderson Cooper 360º documentary, “The Bully Effect,” is re-airing Sunday night at 8pm on CNN. AC360º follows the lives of three families since they were featured in Lee Hirch’s film, Bully. The presence...

It’s not about where you get in, but where you FIT in!
December 6, 2012

The phrase “college fit” has been bouncing around for a while and in the craziness of application season, it sometimes is forgotten. Many students and families get wrapped up in the frenzy of rankings, myths, school names, where their...

It’s Staring Back at You
October 25, 2012

“What we do in life echoes in eternity!” This declaration, made by the character General Maximus Decimus Meridius, is intensely depicted in the motion picture Gladiator (2000).  I have watched this movie over and over and I am still...

Prevention Starts at Home: Teaching Children about Safe Touch
June 29, 2012

Child Abuse – A Rising Epidemic Child abuse is a rising epidemic in our country. According to Childhelp.org, a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds. Treatment for sexual abuse, in particular, is a very delicate and...

Stuck On Wide Open: The Hidden Dangers of Emotional Dysregulation
May 2, 2012

Emotional regulation, or the ability to manage one’s emotions, is perhaps the most dramatically visible and the prototypical feature of human personality. Many people appear to be mostly in command of their emotions at critical moments, while others appear...

One Essential Trait of a Strong Character: Self-Control
April 18, 2012

I find myself home alone for the afternoon and into the evening.  Ah, freedom.  My time is not accounted for! I can do whatever I want. This is one of those moments in life when there are several paths...