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It’s the Most Dysfunctional Time of the Year: Dealing with Family on the Holidays

The holiday season evokes many joyous emotions and memories. Yet, research repeatedly demonstrates the increased levels of stress, anxiety and depression. At the end of the day, when we gather among family, the experience for many is not one of joy, but dread. Sitting across the table from Grandma or Dad, and hearing a barrage … Continue reading It’s the Most Dysfunctional Time of the Year: Dealing with Family on the Holidays

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Is Religion Something to be Ashamed Of?

Religion often gets a bad rap. We live in a world where moderate religious folks rarely make the headlines. It is the radical extremists that always seem to get the bulk of the attention, making the rest of us look bad. With such a negative light cast on religion, why would anyone wish to be … Continue reading Is Religion Something to be Ashamed Of?

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Facing the Fear of Falling: Overcoming Stress & Anxiety

It was time for the training-wheels to come off, literally. With his helmet fastened and standing next to his two-wheeler, my son had a mixture of pride and panic on his face. Like every parent that has done this before, I told my son, “just pedal, I’m holding on to the back of your seat … Continue reading Facing the Fear of Falling: Overcoming Stress & Anxiety