Holiday Hurrah, or Holiday Hooey?

by Rion Kweller, Ph.D. Here we go again, careening towards another holiday season. With all the joy and anticipation there is a bit of anxiety too. For all the warmth of family times, things never quite go exactly as planned. In some families everyone gets along reasonably

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Ten Tips for Parenting Teens Today

Parenting a teenager can be an uphill battle. In addition to the problems you may have faced in your youth, experts point out there are many issues teens deal with today, including texting, sexting, social media, and cyberbullying, that parents did not experience growing up. “Say the

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When Life Hurts

by Rion B. Kweller, Ph.D. Many of us have experienced loss in our lives. Someone we care about is injured, becomes sick or even dies. On occasion, that unfortunate passing comes too soon, as if ever there is a good or better time to go. It is

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Turning 80

It beats the alternative – of that I am sure by ray fales What is keeping me from the alternative? It’s harder to hit a moving target, so I keep moving. I hope I’m not moving at night because sleep walking is so dangerous. Wait a minute

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Staying Connected Through Song

by annette pinder Music Therapist Renee Bapst (standing) directs members of the Harris Hill Harmonizers during their annual Christmas Cantata. Gabby Giffords recently appeared on the Today Show to commemorate the fateful event that forever changed the trajectory of her life –and took the lives of six others.

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