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I recently received an email from a young person expressing a really common problem. They were gracious enough to agree to have our discussion posted here so that others in similar situations might benefit... For a while now I've just lost all motivation. I graduated high school about 3 years ago, had my college years and everything all planned out. I went away to school and something in me changed. I fell into (what I believe) was a bit of a depression. I didn't get out of bed or leave my room... Continue reading
Have you started passing up broccoli in favor of Cheetos? Skipping the gym because you are “too tired” or “too busy”? All those shiny promises you made in the rush of January optimism seem way too hard in the harsh February ho-hum. Here are some tips to help you get back on track: Continue reading
hildhood and pets are made to go together and kids learn a lot from the relationship they form with the family pet. There a proven developmental benefits including an understanding of responsibility, interpersonal interactions, and communication. And, the death of a family pet is often a child's first encounter with loss. Parents often face a double challenge Continue reading
Right now there are big concerns about how to help soldiers deal with the stress of war. There is a new urgency in figuring out how to treat PTSD, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Our Newsworthy Thursday story this week documents one new approach. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a type Continue reading
Over the last several weeks, we've been watching the progress of an elderly husband as he learns to cope with a new role - caregiver for his injured wiffe. Today we check in with him one last time. Here's how this reluctant new caregiver summarizes the adjustment process, the new skills he's acquired, and the lessons he's learned: "It’s now three weeks since my wife’s surgery, and I’m delighted to report that... Continue reading

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