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How Does Co-Parenting Counseling Work?

Parenting isn’t easy, especially if you are in a co-parenting situation. It can be difficult to effectively communicate with a previous partner about your child’s wellbeing without letting emotions...

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What is Positive Psychology?

What is positive psychology and what does it mean for me? Positive psychology is the study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals, communities and organizations to thrive.”

Understanding the Process of Grief

The inevitable truth that we all learn throughout life is that every living thing must die. While this is a recognized fact, understanding grief can be hard for most of us. The truth is that we will...

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Clinical Depression, What is It?

When you are feeling blue, nothing is satisfying. But how blue equals depressed? At what time do you need to seek help? You may ask yourself, “What is clinical depression?” There are signs to find...

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Use Mindfulness to Increase Joy in Your Life

A Tool for Mental Health

Did you know that you can use mindfulness to increase joy in your life? For many people, family dynamics cause a good deal of stress. Therefore it is important to find ways...

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3 Tough Stepfamily Challenges to Overcome

My wife and I work with remarried couples as counselor and coach. At the beginning of our work with stepcouples, we create a map of the family system. Often we hear, “I bet you’ve never seen this big...

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Parent Goal Setting Makes Better Parents

I’ll remain calm at all times. School lunch boxes will contain only organic food. There will be less Minecraft and more actual craft. I’m not going to react (next time) when my son chases the cat...