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August 2017 Archives

Do you bite your nails, squeeze the toothpaste in the middle or buy more gourmet coffee than you can afford? These, and a number of bad habits, can be annoying to you and those you love. It may be time to […]

College student, Ann, told her professor that she was offended by a passage in a classical literature book. “I didn’t feel good reading it. It stirred up some difficult feelings so the book should be banned.” Ann doesn’t want to […]

As I write this, I am on my way to Maine to see my dad who is lying in a hospital fighting for his life. He’s 96-years-old and has lived a good life. He loves the Lord and knows where […]

You are at work and called to the 36th floor of the high-rise building. Fear grips you. On the way up to the meeting, your heart starts to beat fast, your palms get sweaty and you feel like you might […]

During Jan’s recent check-up, she decided to tell her doctor that she was feeling lonely. Loneliness was eating away at her, stealing her joy and making it difficult to get up in the mornings. Jan is not alone and considered […]

You may be surprised to learn that middle age Americans are smoking more pot than their teenage children. And while the media report that pot is no big deal, about 9 percent of adults who use cannabis, go on to […]

Have you wondered how technology is affecting the current generation? Should you be concerned about all the screens your teen seems to be on perpetually? For the past 25 years, a  researcher (Jean Twenge, a professor at San Diego State […]

A friend of mine just bought a new house with a pool. She has always wanted a backyard pool and is so happy she now has one, but said to me, “This body doesn’t go out in public in a […]

Sadie Robertson, Duck Dynasty reality TV star and runner up on Dancing With The Stars, blogged recently about the break up with her boyfriend.  She described her relationship as passionate, but wanted  to send a message about true love.  Just because a relationship […]

We often hear that there are problems associated with being too connected to our technology. Everything from becoming more narcissistic from social media, phones causing sleep problems and less empathy due to our obsession with screens is thought to be related to too […]