Bullying: What is it and What Can You Do?

What do you think of when you hear the word bully? Some of us may have an image of a larger, mean kid stuffing smaller kids in trash cans and taking their lunch money. While that might be true in some cases, bullying is such a large and vast issue. Bullies now come in all shapes and sizes. There are bullies in schools, neighborhoods and even the workforce. With the increase in cyber bullying, it can make identifying this behavior even harder...

Bullying: What is it and What Can You Do?2016-06-03T08:00:49+00:00

Don’t Let Self-Esteem Problems Steal Your Happiness

What do you think of when you hear the word, self-esteem? Are your thoughts negative or positive? Personally, I imagine someone looking into a mirror. Self-esteem reflects a person's overall evaluation of his or her own worth. It includes beliefs as well as emotions such as pride, despair, and shame. The question I ask when discussing self-esteem is simply, how much do you value yourself...

Don’t Let Self-Esteem Problems Steal Your Happiness2016-05-03T13:10:14+00:00

From a Child Sexual Abuse Survivor: Protect Children, Do Something

I have had the privilege of working with many adults who were sexually abused when they were children. In my work with them, I have witnessed many of the long-term effects of child sexual abuse. Today, I am fortunate to be able to offer this blog post from a male survivor of child sexual abuse. My hope, and his, is that you gain some insight into the effects and decide that you will take action if you’re ever confronted with this terrible experience.

From a Child Sexual Abuse Survivor: Protect Children, Do Something2015-12-11T09:53:17+00:00

Warning Signs for Problematic Teen Behavior

The teen years come with some level of turmoil for everyone. How do we know what is normal and what signals real teen behavior problems? Here are some clues...

Warning Signs for Problematic Teen Behavior2015-10-15T09:24:42+00:00

5 Steps to Better Self-Acceptance

Self-acceptance is a struggle for a lot of people. Here are 5 ways you can improve yours. Don't worry. You're not as bad as you think you are. You simply have the same struggles that everyone else has...

5 Steps to Better Self-Acceptance2015-10-13T09:16:51+00:00

The Secret Pain of Cutting and Self-Harm

Cutting and other forms of self-harm is a serious problem. Don't ignore this serious mental health problem. Help is available...

The Secret Pain of Cutting and Self-Harm2015-09-22T10:48:12+00:00

Examining Core Beliefs About Self

We all assume that what we believe is true. That’s why we believe it in the first place! Some of our core beliefs about ourselves are simply not accurate. This is especially true concerning core beliefs about ourselves. These inaccurate, usually negative, beliefs keep many of us from living a fulfilled life...

Examining Core Beliefs About Self2015-09-03T09:43:02+00:00

Teen Depression

It’s more than an occasional bad mood. It’s more than being sad every now and then. It’s more than having a bad day and being irritable. Teen depression is a serious problem that can lead to some rather serious consequences...

Teen Depression2015-08-25T13:14:32+00:00