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Relationships, Parenting, and Emotional Wellness

August 31, 2017

Everyone has experienced workplace stress, but almost every day you hear at least three stories of someone losing it due to the pressure. With increased demands, feeling more undervalued and unappreciated, you begin to ask yourself why I am doing this job. Stress incre...

August 30, 2017

Houston has been in a state of gloom for days. People have been forced out of their homes, experiencing the farthest thing from a breath of fresh air. Many people feel overwhelmed. Others might have survivor’s guilt. All are wondering what they can do to rid themselves...

August 29, 2017

When you move, you feel a loss with leaving your home. You take a walk around every room and remember family dinners, new babies, waking up on Saturday morning in your PJ’s and curled up on your favorite chair. None of us can imagine the horror of leaving our home unex...

August 29, 2017

Losing a child or someone you love is probably one of the most difficult things anyone can go through. If you have children at home or a spouse who is also grieving, you may find yourself in a position where you need to put on a happy face even when feel miserable. New...

August 27, 2017

Relationships are complicated and nowhere is that more evident than when you’re dating. Each person behaves and communicates differently. For example, assume you and your partner get home from a long day of work and meetings. One of you - the extrovert - is eager to ta...

August 25, 2017

My first memory of being afraid was when I was about four years old. There was a tornado passing over my town, but it wasn’t the storm that caused my fear; after all, I didn’t know what a tornado was. What frightened me was my parents’ anxiety and stress – their worrie...

August 21, 2017

Beginning school is a time of excitement and anxiety for children; for parents, it can bring worry and concern about their little ones. Minor separation anxiety is normal in children, whether the child is a few months old or is leaving for college. However, strong sepa...

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