Mental Health: When “Something is Just Not Right”

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The start of school is a time of hope for success, growth, the joy of being with friends and the promise of something new unfolding for children, teenagers and their families.  However, early into the school year, some parents begin to see signs that their children are struggling. Kim Lundholm-Eades, owner of CenterLife Counseling in […]

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Partnering, not Parenting

Successful Aging Part 2: Partnering, not Parenting Remember your days of youth -or as a new(er) parent yourself- when you cringed at your parent’s “guidance” or “suggestions” or flat out unsolicited advice? While those rules, words of wisdom or demands may have served you in the long term (or maybe not), think about how you […]

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Successful Aging Part 1: Having “the talk”

Successful Aging Part 1: Having “the talk” A 2016 Care.com survey found that 54% of adult children would rather talk to their teenage children about sex and drugs rather than have difficult conversations with their elderly parents; conversely, a Fidelity Investments survey found 66% of elderly parents are reluctant to have long-term conversations, in any […]

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Anxiety is Normal

Anxiety is Normal

Anxiety is Normal All of us experience varying degrees of anxiety at times, sometimes to unmanageable degrees. Work, kids, friendships, finances, and our spouses are just some examples of what bring on anxiety. Anxiety can make us uncomfortable, apprehensive, and give a sense of being fearful and agitated. Any or all of these may be […]

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Understanding your Insurance Coverage

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Understanding your Insurance Coverage Insurance – just the mention of the word makes most people cringe! Insurance can seem very daunting and complicated.   Understanding your insurance coverage and plan can seem so overwhelming and stressful that some choose to just ignore it and hope for the best.   Unfortunately, that usually only intensifies any problems. […]

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Feeling Powerless and Overwhelmed?

Powerless and overwhelmed

Feeling Powerless and Overwhelmed? Mary sits in her kitchen wondering how she is going to get through the day. Her spouse is drinking too much, her teenager is angry and taking it out on her, the little miss perfect who is ten years old is so tense she wets the bed and the house is […]

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Trauma that Debilitates Us: We are Not Stupid and We Are Not Alone

John had a car accident. Mary’s ex-husband verbally abused her for years. Manny saw more than he wants to remember during his service in Iraq. Juan and Cynthia lost their child to suicide. Joanne got hit a lot by her last partner. Felicity and her partner lost their jobs, their house, and their savings and […]

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