Want to Improve your Mood? Practice Gratitude

Want to Improve your Mood? Practice Gratitude

Are you a glass-half-full sort of person, or more of a glass-half-empty? Research indicates that each one of us has a different genetically determined happiness set point, our general level of well-being and happiness. Some of us are naturally cheerful and others...
Are you in Lust or Love?

Are you in Lust or Love?

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens” (Eccl 3:1). Research that examines the science of love confirms that love has different stages; specifically, there are three distinct areas of our brain that correspond with three...
An Open Letter to College Students…

An Open Letter to College Students…

Dear College Student, I wanted to share a couple thoughts with you – whether you’re a 1st year or a 4th year – that might help you as you begin another academic year.  Have courage. It’s the secret sauce that allows you to move forward and accomplish...
Back to School!                     Helping Kids Transition Well

Back to School! Helping Kids Transition Well

Ready or not – it’s back to school time! Some parents can’t wait for the structure and routine of school to kick in; others are hesitant, as life becomes a bit more hectic and scheduled. As a mother of two school-aged girls and a college professor, I find it...

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