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Your Child is an Addict

I hope not.  It’s not likely.  But it is possible. This is a phrase I had to share with far too many families at the start of my career as the director of an adolescent treatment program. I had to tell parents that their sons were drinking more alcohol on a...

Your Darkest Teacher

“Life holds a potential for meaning under any conditions, even the most miserable ones.” Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning. Life has a funny way of teaching us lessons and encouraging growth – a funny way of helping us discover meaning. ...

Find a New Mountain to Climb

“The more one forgets himself—by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love—the more human he is and the more he actualizes himself. What is called self-actualization is not an attainable aim at all, for the simple reason that the more one...

I have a question for you

I really do have a question for you – so thanks for taking the time to open this.  I hope you have a few moments to respond. I’ve spent the past few years in some intense studying – I’ve recently wrapped that up and will graduate in a few...

When Stress is Good for You

I’ve been having this conversation quite a lot lately, so I thought maybe I’d share it with you.  Let me know what you think. Viktor Frankl tells us in Man’s Search for Meaning, “I consider it a dangerous misconception of mental hygiene to...

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2018! So what are you going to do with it? You’ve got the next 365 days to make 2018 the most meaningful, Or the most productive, or loving, or healthy, or exciting, or relaxing, or outstanding. Maybe this is the year you start that business.  Or...

We’ll Be Back in 2018!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and heartfelt wishes for a healthy & meaningful 2018! Hopefully you are enjoying a restful and relaxing holiday season, and a peaceful end to 2017. We are preparing to pick up where we left off with some new and innovative...