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December 2015 Archives

Holidays can prove to be challenging when it comes to fighting addictions. For those who struggle with food problems and binge eating, New Year’s Eve and day can prove most difficult. Food abounds and is the focus of celebration. Both […]

Honestly, I thought it was a joke when I read about the Oberlin College students who registered complaints about their food being racist! Sadly, it is not a joke, but certainly another example of political correctness running amuck once again. […]

I love this time of year. My mom’s Hummel Nativity scene greets you when you walk in the door.  The house is lit up with lights, candles glow in the evenings, and the fireplace warms the house as we enjoy […]

Christmas is about the birth of Christ. The Prince of Peace was born. Now, fast forward to Luke Chapter 24 where we find Jesus revealing himself to some of his followers after his resurrection. Unlike the long awaited birth of Christ, Jesus comes to those […]

Gray Thursday, Black Friday, Cyber Monday…get ready for the before and after Christmas sales. Seems there is always a sale, a pull to get us to buy more! But considering most of us are on a budget, we need to […]

Jenna is an example of a steady stream of students who parade through my office feeling as though they can’t cope with the demands of academia. They are bright, capable thinkers but emotionally distraught. And I ask, how did this happen? […]

We all have things in our lives we want to change. Maybe we don’t like the way we treat our neighbor, the prejudices we hold in our heart, or maybe we struggle to be free from addiction. Perhaps we want to stop an […]

Family time over the holidays! Does that idea create incredible feeling of angst? While most of us will make the familiar trek home to join the family fun, others are growing more anxious as the holiday countdown continues. For many, the trip home […]

A few years ago, Mayor Bloomberg  created quite a stir in his efforts to regulate soda drinking in New York City. The idea was to regulate private citizens in terms of what they can or cannot eat in an effort to find a […]