Negative Thought Patterns: 20 Ways to Explore their Accuracy

Changing the way we view events can be a power tool in our coping toolbox. Negative thinking weighs heavy on our minds and our hearts. Sometimes our negative thoughts are accurate. Other times, our patterns of negative thinking… Read More

It’s National Physical Fitness & Sports Month- Get Active!

May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, a great time to get active! During the month of May, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition challenges all adults to get at least 30 minutes of physical… Read More

Expressing Emotions Activity for Young Children

Recently, it seems like there has been an increase in the number of parents that I have spoken to that have young children experiencing sadness, worry, and/or anger. While the details of each family’s story are different, many… Read More

Encouragement for Parents: When Starting the School Year is a Challenge

My son started kindergarten this fall and I wish I could say that it was a pleasant lovely beginning filled with boxes of crayons, glitter glue, scissors, and books. Instead, it was hard. In response to this challenging… Read More

Free Seminar – Taking A Stand: Learn Solutions to Hurtful Words and Bullying

Join Hank Skulstad, M.A. at the Woodland Hills Branch Library, Friday, April 5th at 4:30pm for this FREE presentation. If you are looking to learn more about bullying, this event is for you! Participants of this event will… Read More

Coping with Stress

Everyone experiences stress, it is a bodily response to a demand. Stress becomes problematic when a person perceives that they do not have the adequate resources to respond effectively to a demanding situation. Parents (and especially caregivers of… Read More

The Checklist

David Allen in his Productive Living newsletter describes the three problems most people have with making lists: They’re hard work; They’re scary; and/or They’re disappointing. Allen goes on to explain that lists are hard because we usually leave… Read More

Less Is More

A lil’ dab ‘il do ya (translation: A little dab will do you / interpretation: All you need is a little bit). I remember hearing that a lot as a child.  It seemed the most appropriate phrase to… Read More