Sunday, December 3rd, 2023

According to the University of New Hampshire, “Grounding is a self-soothing skill to use when you are having a bad day or dealing with a lot of stress, overwhelming feelings, and/or intense anxiety. Grounding is a technique that helps keep you in the present and helps reorient you to the here-and-now and to reality.”

Teaching Humility in Children

Monday, November 27th, 2023

Arrogance is more than bragging about accomplishments and comparing possessions and achievements to others.  It is an attitude of superiority or for children it’s an “I am better than you.”  mentality.  This trend can sometimes be attributed to an over competitive, materialistic, and praise-dependent culture.

The Holidays

Monday, November 20th, 2023

As everyone is already saying, they’re “just around the corner,” the holidays.  It is nearly impossible to escape the reminders as each year the red bows, holiday ads and seasonal music seem to debut earlier than the year prior.  Anticipation builds for many looking forward to family traditions, holiday cheer and remembrance of faith and meaning.

Non-death Losses & Grief

Sunday, November 12th, 2023

Often when we think about the universal human experience of grief, we associate it with the death of a beloved. But grief shows up in many of our non-death experiences as well.  The loss of a friendship, a marriage or a significant relationship; a job, a dream, a home or significant changes in health can turn our worlds upside down and evoke strong feelings of grief and loss.