Adolescent and Young Adult ADHD and Substance Abuse – How to Intervene

Published on Choose Help on 5/13 Adolescents and young adults with ADHD can face many challenges when they first leave home, but once living independently, what can parents do if they suspect substance abuse or addiction? Individuals with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), especially if not effectively treated, can experience a range of difficulties. Parents can […]

Insights Into Spirituality in the Aftermath of a Disaster

Appeared in 4/22/13 Disasters often have a human component, including New York’s World Trade Center on 9/11 [1], the death of a teenager following misuse of alcohol [2], mass shootings [3], and, in the day before the writing of this article, the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon [4]. Elsewhere, you […]

Overcoming Tragedy: The Death Of Your Child

Published on YourTango on 4/16/13 Letting go of a loved one is never easy, but remembering their love can be the best way to cope. When we hear tragic news stories, we can’t help but picture ourselves and our loved ones placed at the center of such events. The  deaths of Audrey Pott in California, Rehtaeh Parsons in Nova Scotia and 8-year-old Martin […]

Getting Pastoral Counseling for Serious Mental Illnesses

Published at Choose Help 4/13 Is a pastoral counselor qualified to handle serious mental illness? The DSM (the manual which mental health professionals use in diagnoses issues) covers a broad range of mental health conditions, such as: Personal concerns (such as relational problems or an occupational problem) Less permanent disorders (such as adjustment disorders or […]

4 Relationship Attributes to Develop: Lessons from Advent

Published at YourTango on 12/24/12 Advent traditionally involves 4 small words that can also enhance your relationship. Advent is the season Christians observe leading up to Christmas.  During this season, Christians traditionally focus on hope, peace, joy and love.  These very same themes can also be important things to focus on in our relationships in order to enhance our […]

Gimmel – 3 Ways to Take the Pot – Lessons From Hanukkah

Published on YourTango on 12/15/12 Hanukkah is an eight day Jewish celebration that can teach us much about improving our lives. Hanukkah (or Chanukah or one of many other spellings) is a Jewish festival that comes around the time of Christmas.  Many people know it for the progressive lighting of the candles on its nine branched […]

Tragedy In Connecticut: How To Talk To Your Kids

Highlighted on eWallstreeter Dating on 12/14/12 On one level, this is just one more tragedy in a series of tragedies that have occurred in our country. On another level, the victims here were considerably younger. Additionally, this particular Connecticut community was also severely affected by Superstorm Sandy. However, the impact of a tragedy this large […]

Tragedy In Connecticut: How To Talk To Your Kids

Published on YourTango on 12/14/12 Reverend Christopher Smith offers advice about what to tell your children. This morning, news came out about another tragic, mass shooting — this time in an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. On one level, this is just one more tragedy in a series of tragedies that have occurred in our country. On another […]

Light In Our Lives: 5 Lessons from Diwali

Published on YourTango on 11/13/12 The Diwali Festival of Lights shines into our lives with ideas for better living and relationships Diwali is an unusual religious celebration in that it is a festival for Sikhs, Hindus, Jains and some Buddhists.  Each of these religions has their own particular take on the festival.  This holiday is […]

7 Ways A Crisis Increases Stress and How To Fight Them

Published on YourTango on 11/9/12 When a crisis occurs, stress goes up. Learn to identify this and fight the negative effect. There are many types of crises that can enter our life.  These can benatural disasters, problems in our relationships, facing life changes,discovering significant health issues, or any of many other things.  Some crises are very […]

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