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Listening Well for Relational Intimacy

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By Deepak Santhiraj, MSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker

relational intimacyWithin the realm of relationships, feelings of intimacy and closeness are fostered through responsive and empathic listening. This relational skill set is at the core of fostering dynamic and critical communication patterns for relational health.Read the rest →

Family Time: How to Do It Well

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By Mary Hockett, MA Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor 

Why is it that families are suffering from so much stress in our society today? Why are so many children anxious and angry? Why are parents so frustrated at their children? What is happening that teachers and social workers must meet moms or dads at the curb as they coax their child out of the car to get to their school classroom?… Read the rest →

5 Ways To Help Your Child Make the New School Transition

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Think back to your first day at a new school. All the kids were so much bigger than you. You didn’t know where anything was. In short, it was all really scary. And that’s doubly true if you just moved to town and didn’t know anyone in the building.… Read the rest →

Thinking Before You Speak

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We’ve all said something in the moment that we’ve immediately regretted. Whether or not you believe in the teachings of the Bible, James 1:19 contains sage advice:

“Be quick to listen. Slow to speak. And slow to become angry.” It’s our tendency to do the opposite, but if you can pause and think before you speak, you’ll have much less regret afterward.… Read the rest →

Stay Calm with These 3 Proven Anger Management Techniques

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“I’m so triggered right now.”

Spend some time around the younger generation and you’ll probably hear them say this phrase eventually. Translation: You’ve offended me. You hurt my feelings. I’m angry.

It’s sometimes said sarcastically and its overuse tends to cause us gray-haired grownups to roll our eyes, but “I’m triggered” is surprisingly apt.… Read the rest →

Can a Social Network Cure the Loneliness Epidemic?

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The Loneliness Epidemic in America

America’s kids are lonelier and more isolated than they’ve ever been. Recent research studies using the UCLA Loneliness Scale have confirmed it, and you can read about them here. In fact, a recent Cigna study asked over 20,000 Americans about loneliness and social isolation.Read the rest →