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3 Ways You Can Prevent Christmas Melt-Downs

With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s important to remember that all the extra shopping, fun activities, school programs, family gatherings and overall high level of anticipation are often accompanied with an increase in stress. Here are a few things to keep in mind to help you and your...

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How to Choose Consequences that Work

Often I am approached by parents who ask me the question “How do I choose consequences that work”.  I believe that the consequences that parents choose are not nearly as important as the way in which they are delivered. Setting limits with clear rules, using respectful and supportive communication...

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5 Ways to Conquer OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is fear run amuck.  At the deepest core level, gripping fears take hold in the mind.  Desperate for control, the mind grasps for control through rituals.  These rituals are designed to try and prevent the feared event from taking place.  Over time, the cycle of...

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On line Dating: Purgatory or Heaven

On line Dating: Purgatory or Heaven

Having trouble with on-line dating?   People not writing you back, attracting people you cannot stand, getting lied to, and just feeling it’s a useless exercise.  Then you want to listen to Amy Webb’s TED TALK: How I Hacked On Line Dating.   Amy refused to give up.  She figured out what...

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What Is Adult ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder does not just impact child it also impacts adults. It can be costly to employers and devastating to relationships if not properly identified and treated. While problems with attention focus and memory can be due to other disorders it is important to have an assessment...

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Why Does My Kid Do Great at School and Act Out at Home?

It is 4:00PM, and after school snack time.  It feels like you have not been home more than a few minutes, when your child has some form of a meltdown about something minor such as the snack options, starting homework, or for no apparent reason at all.  Does your...

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Our New Name Captures Our Identity

It’s official! Enjoy the press release: Indianapolis, Indiana: This month, Integrative Health Resources, a counseling practice on the northside of Indianapolis, announced they are changing their name to Gydo: Therapy and Wellness Strategies. After winning the Fishers Flashpoint Business Competition and experiencing rapid growth over the past year, IHR...

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Suicides Leave Two Questions Behind

Last week a prominent artist in a community I belong to committed suicide on Thursday. I know him only through stories from my friends and the amazing art he created for the Indiana CORE Project last year (see image below). Watching my friends reactions reminds me of just how terrible...

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3 Happy Family Secrets for Your Family to Use

3 Happy Family Secrets for Your Family to Use

Does your family seem to be in constant stress and chaos?  Is there too much yelling, overreactions, and not enough communication?  Bruce Feiler may just have the solution.  In this TED talk, he explains his research of happy families and how they achieved it.  He is concise and clear...

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Fear Fuels OCD and 4 Ways You Can Defeat It

The fuel of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) is fear. Fears that come in an endless array of shapes and sizes……… If I touch the door knob without washing my hands, I will contract a deadly illness……..worse yet, I may pass it to my children, and then they may die…...

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