Gaming as an adult isn't as easy as it sounds. As you get older, you have much less time to enjoy video games. Here's how to be a responsible adult gamer!

How to Be a Responsible Adult Gamer: Gaming as an Adult

Gaming as an Adult I love gaming. Getting immersed in a far-off location, solving problems, solving puzzles and being super strong and powerful are some of my favorite ways to spend my free time. The...
A recent inbox exchange with a Facebook friend got me thinking about what social media friends really mean and whether or not you can categorize virtual friends as you would the people in your non-virtual life. My analysis led me to conclude that there are three main groups of social media friends.

Are We REALLY Friends? The 3 Groups of Social Media Friendships

A recent inbox exchange with a Facebook friend got me thinking about what social media friends really mean and whether or not you can categorize virtual friends as you would the people in your...
Parents want to trust their children, but they also want to make sure their kids are safe and responsible. So, how much privacy should you give your child?

How Much Privacy Should You Give Your Child?

Should I check my son’s Facebook?  Should I read my daughter’s journal? What's my child doing on their phone?Most parents have asked themselves these questions as they try to navigate the levels of privacy...
Feeling stressed? Research says writing down your thoughts will help you perform better in high-pressure situations. Before a stressful task, try writing...

Feeling Stressed? Research Says Writing Down Your Thoughts Will Help

Feeling Stressed? A few months ago I was watching PBS NOVA and came across a segment describing Sian Beilock’s research, a professor at the University of Chicago. In her personal life, she had experienced a...
Building your kid's flexible thinking is essential for growth. One of the most important lessons children can learn is problem-solving when things go wrong.

Building Your Child’s Flexible Thinking

Building Flexible Thinking As a follow up to “Go with the Flow: 5 Tips to Flexible Thinking”, I wanted to add some important ideas for increasing this flexibility in your kids. It might be really...
It's possible to recover from a life of hoarding, but, decluttering isn't all that easy. Hoarders, use these steps toward recovery and functional living.

Hoarding: 4 Steps Toward Recovery and Functional Living

During the 2012 holiday season, a Charlotte resident Thomas Burgess was killed in an apartment fire. Police described Burgess as a hoarder and speculated that the amount of stuff in his apartment not only...
Having a good night's sleep isn't as impossible as it may seem. Believe it or not, there are many easy ways to improve your sleep! How to sleep better...

How to Sleep Better: 10 Ways to Improve Your Sleep

Are you frustrated with your sleep? Are you trying different gadgets and gizmos to track and improve your sleep?We definitely all get frustrated with the fact that we are not in control of our...
Every parent feels disappointment when their pre-teen child is standing before them, giving them the tude. Here's 6 ways parents can tackle the tude years.

6 Tips to Help Parents Face The “Tude Years”

Is Your Pre-Teen Giving You the Tude? It’s not just you. When you look with shock, disappointment, disgust, anger (pick your own verb) at the pre-teen child standing before you, giving you the ‘tude.What happened...