Freeing Yourself of Negative Thoughts

Letting go of negative thoughts can be difficult for some people. Those thoughts can consume a person, and when that happens, the negativity can have a devastating impact on all aspects of their life. Negative thinking can become a habit, and you can pick it up from...

Being a Single Parent

In an ideal world, a child is raised in a home with two parents. In years past, one parent would work outside of the home while the other would work to take care of the children and cover the home front. However, that “ideal” world no longer exists for many people;...

The Family Unit: Why It’s So Important to “Show Up”

The definition of a family unit is changing. According to The Free Dictionary, a family unit is a primary social group of parents and children. Traditionally, it refers to the parents as a man and wife who are married. However, that isn’t always the case anymore. Some...

Living with Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress; however, ongoing anxiety may be the result of a disorder. Web MD reports that anxiety disorders are commonplace in the United States and affect nearly 40 million adults. Stressful events can make anyone feel a bit anxious....

The Importance of International Women’s Day

On Tuesday, March 8, the world celebrated International Women’s Day. According to the United Nations, the day is meant to be a time to call for change, reflect on progress made, and celebrate the courageous, determined, and ordinary women who have played a major role...

“Yes” Means Yes: Discussing Consensual Sex

This is the third installment of our blog series on sexual assault. In the first blog, we gave an overview of sexual assault, and in the second blog, we focused on the term “rape.” Recently, there has been a lot of talk about what consensual sex is and isn’t....

Defining Sexual Assault

This is part two of a three part series on sexual assault. In our last blog post, we gave an overview of sexual assault. In our next blog post, we will discuss the term ‘consensual.’ According to RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network), rape is defined as...

The Many Sides to Sexual Assault

This is our first blog post in a series on sexual assault. Check back for future installments. Unfortunately, the news never runs out of stories about sexual assaults that occur all over our country. In television shows, we see sexual assault portrayed every week....

When a Loved One Suffers From Drug Addiction

Some people are able to use recreational or prescription drugs without becoming addicted. For many others, the use of these drugs leads to addiction and problems at home, in relationships, and at work. People experiment with drugs out of curiosity, to have a good...

The Truth Behind Schizophrenia

Often, the only time people see someone with schizophrenia is on a television show or in a movie. Schizophrenics are often portrayed as an incurable patient or a suspect in a criminal case. Although television shows like these can raise awareness of the mental...