It’s like an uninvited guest at the adolescent party. So, what’s behind its appearance? Well, it’s a complex interplay of factors: a blend of genetic predispositions, environmental influences, and the intricacies of modern life.
Today’s mental health crisis is still on the rise. Here is one thing for sure to not get your kids for Christmas. Now that black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, many of us are still searching for the perfect gift to make our kids holiday season extra special. My wife and I have eight[…]
We all know the importance of developing and maintaining physical strength throughout the lifespan. It’s time we saw developing and maintaining mental health the same way.
You are a flight attendant somewhere in your life. It may be at home with your family, or at work with employee’s or co-workers, it may be at church, or in the community.
5 ways to turn the Coronavirus Quarantine into Building Health Connections and Quality Time “Mom, I’m bored,” our 11-year-old daughter declared after having stayed inside most of a rainy spring break, and now having run out of things to do. Luckily a bit of inspiration came as I blurted out my next “punny” dad-joke, “Then[…]
Overcome Anxiety? Is that even possible? I thought it was something you have to live with and just learn to manage. Well the truth is that stress and and being anxious will for sure always be a part of life, but succumbing to the immobilizing effects of anxiety does not always have to be a[…]
You can’t escape it. Christmas is everywhere. Seems like it creeps into stores and advertising earlier and earlier every year. This year I noticed on October 30th, big box retailers had already taken down the Halloween products and replaced them with Christmas. Forget Thanksgiving. We’ll just skip over November and go straight to the big[…]
DAD! Can You Come Help Me? Screams my daughter as she is working on some 8th grade math homework. She is staring hopelessly at the computer screen that displays a typical algebra X-Y axis graph with a triangle drawn on it. I ask her what can I do to help. She looks at me with[…]
It’s Friday night and everyone is looking to have some fun. Someone suggest we watch a movie. Someone suggests we go on a walk. Then I have a crazy idea. How about we play Hide-and Seek? Everyone loves the idea, so we turn out all the lights in the house, dress in the darkest clothes[…]
Last week my family went on a trip to Lake Powell. One of the interesting parts of going to Powell is that there is no cell phone coverage up the lake. You have to totally disconnect from the digital world and just spend a week focusing on face to face relationships and exploring fun in[…]