In this technological age of instant news and social media at our fingertips, children are bombarded daily with news of school shootings, bombings, war, nuclear threats, genocide, and political extremism. At school and in their neighborhoods children experience peer pressure, bullying, and social isolation. As a result there is a continued increase in the diagnosis … More Reducing Anxiety in Children
, When people reach the point where they feel that there is no hope that things will get better or they feel that they have exhausted every option in an attempt to solve the problems they face daily, hopelessness grows. Unchecked, hopelessness fuels self-harm, addictions, and suicide. Life has become so unmanageable that it no … More Create a Life Worth Living: Finding your why
Oregon is in the path of totality, which sounds ominous. Discussion of the impending eclipse has ranged from a party-like excitement to a deep wariness. There are many situations in life that bring untimely darkness, much like the upcoming solar eclipse. The death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, or losing … More Total Eclipse of Life
“to cherish a desire with anticipation” “to expect with confidence” “the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best” “to look forward to with desire and confidence” “to place trust, rely” “He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.” ~ Proverb … More What Give You Hope?
The sun is shining through the windows and I can hear the rhythmic thwump, thwump, thwump of tennis balls as they make their way back and forth across the community tennis courts. I take another sip of my coffee and settle in at my keyboard knowing that I am safe in my quiet suburban Oregon … More Holding Space for Love