I’m going to ask you a vulnerable and potentially scary favor: take a minute to think back to a time you truly felt heartbroken…whether this heartbreak was brought on by a breakup, a death of a dear friend or family member, or even the loss of a pet. Pick one. Can grief, loss, and heartbreak be prevented?

Can Grief, Loss, and Heartbreak Be Prevented?

Let's Go Back in Time... I’m going to ask you a vulnerable and potentially scary favor: take a minute to think back to a time you truly felt heartbroken…whether this heartbreak was brought on by...
How do I get my teen to talk to me? This is a common statement I hear from parents about their teen. Parents often desire that their child talks to them and share with them what is happening at school or with their friends. There are a few common parenting pitfalls that tend to immediately shut down communication...

How Do I Get My Teen to Talk to Me?

“How Do I Get My Teen to Talk to Me?” This is a common statement I hear from parents about their teen. Parents often desire that their child talks to them and share with them...
Over the summer, we may be less likely to yell at our children due to our own stress and frustrations, stemming largely from a gut-wrenching sense of responsibility that we must actualize our children's potential for them, despite the obstacle of school. Here are parenting tips for structuring your child's summer.

9 Parenting Tips for Structuring Your Child’s Summer

As early June comes to pass, our compulsory educated offspring often limp towards the academic finish line. With bloody knees and sweat-soaked shirts labeled with their name and number, they stumble across the spray...
“If you do the work you love, you will never work a day in your life.” What a harmful statement. The implications of the above are if you do not love every aspect of what you do then you are not doing your dream job. This is very untrue. Doing what we love, doing what matters is difficult. Anxiety...

Do What You Love and You Will Never Work a Day: The Role of...

If You Do the Work You Love, You Will Never Work a Day in Your Life... What a harmful statement. The implications of the above are if you do not love every aspect of what...
I want my guys to be good with a grill for several reasons. First, if they can handle a grill, then they have a core set of cooking skills that will translate to indoor cooking. Using gas or open flame means they have an understanding of fire safety.

Grilling: Things My Three Sons Better Know Before Moving Out

As a father to three sons, I have embarked on a mission to impart in them life lessons of the utmost importance. These are my stories.Life Lesson #71- The Finer Points of Grilling I want...
Medication can be a forbidden word for some parents. For those against medicine, here are the steps to take if you don't want to medicate your child.

Steps to Take If You DON’T Want to Medicate Your Child

Medication can be a forbidden word for some parents. Not all medication, like pills that help kids sleep better, manage allergies, or reduce cold symptoms, or any other medication that is prescribed for common...
There is a good chance that you have been personally affected by an addiction to alcohol of a loved one or have walked with someone else who is struggling. According to Recovery Brands in a 2017 study, more people sought treatment for alcoholism than any other substance. Here are 8 tips for addressing alcoholism.

How Do I Talk to My Child About My Alcoholism?

Have You Had a Family Member Struggle with an Addiction to a Substance, Say Alcoholism? Those nights when the doorbell rang at 1:00 AM, you go to open the door and that family member comes...
Medication. Children. Two words that do not stir up too much controversy. However, there are many reasons why you should medicate your child.

Reasons Why You Should Medicate Your Child

Medication. Children. Two words that do not stir up too much controversy. But put the two words together, medication and children, and most parents balk at the idea of giving their kiddo...
Stress. Drama. Fatigue. Hours of homework. Work. Practice. Rehearsal. College applications… Being a teenager is hard work. Self-care is the act of taking the time to attend to things in life that promote overall health and wellness. When discussing self-care for the selfie generation...

Self-Care for the Selfie Generation

Stress. Drama. Fatigue. Hours of homework. Work. Practice. Rehearsal. College applications… Being a teenager is hard work.I have listened to young women share the common struggle to balance increased responsibility and expectations for high...
When thinking about your likelihood of success, it is important to be aware of what your mindset or your perception of your own ability is. If you don’t believe you can improve or grow, whether it be in terms of your athletic, academic, or professional ability, then guess what - you won’t! Create a mindset for success!

Create a Mindset for Success: Performance Tips @Patsportsdoc

Creating a Mindset for Success When thinking about your likelihood of success, it is important to be aware of what your mindset or your perception of your own ability is.If you don’t believe you...