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The truth about compatibility does not match the fairytale story and what much of Hollywood romance movies depict. You find that one you are compatible with and that is it… you are good to go. That's not usually the case. But what does it mean to be compatible?

What Does It Mean to Be Compatible: The Truth About Compatibility

In my early 20s as I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill I was in a slew of weddings. Many of my friends had found “the one” and were on their way to married life. I...
Many parents have asked me when they should stop reading to their children. My answer is NEVER! Of course, children should learn to read independently.video

Keep Reading to Your Child

Keep Reading to Your Child Many parents have asked me when they should stop reading to their child. And my answer is... NEVER! Of course, children should learn to read independently. But share reading has many...
What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is when we pay attention by noticing and observing what is happening in the moment. Sometimes this means you are focused on one thing, like the brownie you are eating. You notice how it smells, looks, feels, and tastes. Practice mindfulness if you wish you had a pause button!

Wish You Had a Pause Button? Try Practicing Mindfulness!

Ever Wish You Had a Pause Button? Like when you sent that one text to your friend or couldn’t stop the stream of worried thoughts in your head before a presentation? Or when you were...
All-or-nothing thinking, or black-and-white thinking, is the “polarized lens” of cognitive distortions associated with mood swings and relational conflict.

Stuck in a Worn-Out Story? All-or-Nothing Thinking Could Be the Culprit

Pain is a part of the human experience, but it’s the unhelpful thoughts we have about our pain, and our response to these thoughts, that fuel psychological distress. In the world of psychology, these...
One of the most significant challenges for students is reading between the lines of a story, novel, or poem. Idioms can help with reading struggles.video

How Idioms Can Help With Reading

How Idioms Can Help With Reading One of the most significant challenges for students is reading between the lines of a story, novel, or poem. They have to interpret symbolic language, which is like code words...
We need gratitude during the hardships of our life, but it doesn’t come easily. So, are you finding gratitude when things go wrong?

Finding Gratitude When Things Go Wrong

Gratitude gives perspective even in the darkest of times. When life is going well, it is easy to feel grateful and to be appreciative. When someone does something kind for us, it is easy...
How does substance abuse and addiction sabotage healthy, stable relationships? Today’s topic: why you need to stop enabling an addict.

Enabling an Addict Only Makes Things Worse

Enablers Make Addiction the Center of the Relationship The following is the second of a three-part series exploring how substance abuse and addiction can sabotage healthy, stable relationships. Today’s topic, Enabling. It’s no secret that America...
Depression and suicide are through the roof; some estimates are that suicide is up 35%.I attribute this increase in part, not solely, to social media.video

Social Media and Depression

Social Media and Depression In our country, depression and suicide are through the roof; some estimates are that suicide is up 35%. I attribute this increase in part, not solely, to social media. Teens, parents, and kids...
A really cool thing about my job is I get to do sibling support groups. And in my groups, we get to talk about a couple of different things.video

What to Expect in Sibling Support Groups

What to Expect in Sibling Support Groups A really cool thing about my job is I get to do sibling support groups. And in my groups, we get to talk about a couple of different...
How can you validate your child's emotions? Well, instead of starting to problem solve immediately, which makes a child enraged, validate their feelings.video

How Can I Validate My Child’s Emotions?

How Can I Validate My Child's Emotions? Let's talk about preventing emotional outbursts at home. So, I'm betting if you're interested in this video, you've got a middle-schooler or a high-schooler at home. You might find yourself...