Articles by Mary Jo

Relationships, Parenting, and Emotional Wellness

July 27, 2018

Being someone’s friend means you protect each other. You don’t let each other drink and drive or put themselves in harm’s way. You support each other and are honest with your feelings. You build a relationship based on trust and honesty, knowing your friend will be the...

July 21, 2018

It’s estimated that 30 million Americans beginning at age 12 are addicted to a vice that helps them silence or avoid specific feelings. Drugs, alcohol, screen time, gambling, food, and porn all help numb feelings they don’t know how to cope with. It’s also estimated th...

July 13, 2018

When’s the last time you took a walk during the work day or sat down with a friend for a cup of coffee without looking at your phone or feeling it buzz you? How often do you have to cancel a get together because you were catching up with emails from the day? When you’r...

July 9, 2018

No one wants to admit weakness, but no one can do it all. From the stay-at-home parent to the career parent, everyone experiences burnout and stress. Parents hope for relief from demanding work schedules when summer comes, but often the summer worsens situational stres...

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