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Children and Trauma

The dire effects of COVID may linger long into the next decade. It really depends how much longer this egregious virus clutches its claws into the minds, the hearts, and the...
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Acknowledge the Elephant- Support a Grieving Mom

After losing my son Matt a few years ago, I felt like I had inherited the elephant. You know the one I'm talking about- the elephant in the room that no one will...
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Parental Life Lessons

Naturally, children are extremely perceptive and intuitive creatures. Unbeknownst to many parents, children are highly in tuned with their familial environment and their personal surroundings. They are observing every verbal and...
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When Helping Hurts

Let’s face it, not all adult children are dysfunctional, any more than all parents are enablers. Many adult children have been raised to have deep respect for their parents and themselves....
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A recent study has found that the rate of alcohol use-related deaths in the U.S. has increased by more than 50% in the past 20 years. According to R. Kathryn McHugh,...
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Healing from codependency is a process that takes practicing new behaviors. In this month’s article, Part II of “Codependency: It May Not Be What You Think,” I’m sharing some of the...
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In the middle of the dual crisis of COVID-19 and opioid overdose, the systemic racism of our criminal justice system raised its ugly head with the police killings of Breonna Taylor...
Sno Babies - Better Noise Films first trailer to Bridget Smith’s feature film

Sno Babies – Better Noise Films first trailer to Bridget Smith’s feature film

Better Noise Films has released the first trailer to Bridget Smith’s feature film SNO BABIES. The film, produced by Allen Kovac, Mike Walsh and Michael Lombardi, stars Katie Kelly (Game of...
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The Rise of Domestic Violence

The pandemic’s mandatory lockdown has set in motion an array of economic, political and global instabilities. It has been the catalyst of political and civil unrest. It has created a massive...
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Codependency: It May Not Be What You Think

Codependency is an issue that is often misunderstood. I know this to be true because of all the individuals and family members I’ve worked with over the years, and their responses...

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