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December 2011 Archives

For years I have been treating children and adults with ADHD (attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder).  An estimated 2.7 million children and 1.5 million adults are prescribed medications for this disorder. The struggle for many parents is whether or not to medicate […]

This was the headline in our local paper a week ago. As someone deeply involved in preventing obesity, the headline caught my eye. Five churches in the Elizabeth City, North Carolina area have decided to take action and be a […]

My 90- year-old father has always been an easy going person. It takes a lot to get him to a point that he feels he must confront someone. A year ago, my mom passed away. She had been very ill […]

For those of you who may not know who the Duggars are, they are the family who currently has 19 children, all by natural birth, and have their own reality TV show on TLC, 19 Kids and Counting. Recently, the […]

Today’s blog is a video blog. I’m providing 5 tips to help prevent loneliness this holiday season.

If you need help with compulsive spending, try applying these strategies to help break the cycle: 1) Admit you have a problem. 2) Get rid of your credit cards and pay with cash or check only. Hide one card for […]

Today marks the first year anniversary of my mother’s death. I miss her, but know she is with her Lord. When someone dies, Christians think about eternity. Our earthly contributions are important and praised, but it is our belief in […]

As I hear  people talk about how stressed they feel, I am concerned that we don’t over do it and collapse into a state of mess after all the celebration is over. Our reasons for stress are legitimate. There are […]

It’s that time of year again when most of us consider the trek home to join the family fun. For many, it’s a trip into dysfunction, raising anxiety levels. Family get-togethers can create holiday angst–a gift worth not giving! Most […]

Yesterday I was asked to do a TV interview on Tim Tebow. This time the focus was positive. Tebow is very polarizing. People either love or hate him (see my blog on 10 reasons for Tim Tebow Hate). One of […]