Articles by Mary Jo

Relationships, Parenting, and Emotional Wellness

October 31, 2016

It’s that time of the year when couples begin talking about what they’re dressing up as for Halloween. It may seem insignificant who wears what costume, but relationship researchers suggest it reveals a lot about the couple. To fall in love is to grow and want another...

October 24, 2016

If you’ve ever been in a relationship with a manipulator, chances are you’ll never forget it. You end up being put into situations you don’t like being in and feel trapped to resist the situation or consequences. In a sense we are all manipulated into buying something...

October 19, 2016

This week, two teens ran away after school and did not come home that evening. Although they were found the next day, one of the teenagers cited overwhelming stress as the reason she ran away. Like many, my heart was grateful that they were safe, but the teenagers remi...

October 17, 2016

With more and more time spent at work it’s become common to have a work spouse. This person has usually gone through ups and downs of your typical work day, listened to you vent about unreasonable colleagues and more than likely has seen you at your worst; angry and cr...

October 3, 2016

On October 5th we celebrate World Teachers Day. A day recognized since 1994 to commemorate teachers and teacher organizations to ensure the needs of future generations will be met by teachers. Everything that happens to a child at home and in the classroom or playgroun...

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