Don’t Give Away Your Power

Karen and Steve stood in the hallway, complaining about their manager’s latest top-down decision. “He’s unfair.” “Micromanaging.” “Never listens to us.” Gina met me for lunch, complaining about her relationship—the same things she’s been complaining about for years: “He never does anything around the house.” “Never listens.” “Doesn’t care about me.” Then it hit me.Continue reading “Don’t Give Away Your Power”

Why Words Can Hurt at Least as Much as Sticks and Stones

Just as the digital age has ushered in new ways of enhancing human connection, it’s also opened up the scope and range of social rejection. Unfriend—as in, un-Facebook friend—was the word of the year in 2009, joining its older cohort “cyberbully,” amid the advent of the text breakup or the Facebook status change as waysContinue reading “Why Words Can Hurt at Least as Much as Sticks and Stones”

Five Tips to Help Parents Prevent Bullying

Parents and guardians are among a school’s best allies in bullying prevention: Talk with and Listen to Your Children Everyday Ask questions about their school day, including experiences on the way to and from school, lunch, and recess. Ask about their peers. Children who feel comfortable talking to their parents about these matters before theyContinue reading “Five Tips to Help Parents Prevent Bullying”

When Sadness Lingers…

Feelings of surprise vanish in an instant, while sorrow can hang on for months. Why is that? New research from the journal Motivation and Emotion offers answers. Of all your emotions, sadness tends to last the longest, the research data show. Anger, hope, pride, and enthusiasm round out the top five when it comes to enduringContinue reading “When Sadness Lingers…”

20 Top Tips for Improving the Way We Talk to Our Kids

The WAY we talk to our kids has a huge impact on their learning and ability to listen to us. We are constantly modeling to our kids how to act and behave and the way we talk to them fits right into this category. The way we speak to them and those around us is showingContinue reading “20 Top Tips for Improving the Way We Talk to Our Kids”

When Anger Gets the Best of You…

My Dad was a fine Christian man. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Dad was widely respected and loved by his family, within our town, on his job, in the church and throughout all the circles of his life. Everyone liked Jack Chinn. But, one day in 1956, he exploded inContinue reading “When Anger Gets the Best of You…”

Why We Care? Why You Should…

In a report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate for the top ten leading causes of death has decreased or held steady – except the tenth leading cause of death in the United States – suicide. From the last time this data was made available in 2011, the nationalContinue reading “Why We Care? Why You Should…”

3 Keys to Stop Domestic Violence

                              Domestic violence (also known as intimate partner violence) can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, income, or other factors. Statistics: 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. Women experience more than 4Continue reading “3 Keys to Stop Domestic Violence”

The Best Heart Test for Women

Which test would be more beneficial for a woman to have to detect any heart problems – the Thallium stress test or the Cardiac CT Scan? I’ve already had numerous EKGs, an echo and Holter monitor. I read it is harder to detect heart problems with women because a lot of times the blockages areContinue reading “The Best Heart Test for Women”

So You Left: Now What??? | Surviving Abuse

First and foremost, we applaud any individual who decides to end their relationship with an abuser.  We know and understand it wasn’t easy, but you made it out….the question now is: What do you do NOW… Keeping yourself safe from your abuser is just as important after you’ve left as before. To protect yourself, youContinue reading “So You Left: Now What??? | Surviving Abuse”