A post-Christmas message about family & forgiveness

For many people, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are very stressful times. Many families can feel like a war-zone, where it is not a safe place to celebrate the goodness of life or the bad memories of abuse and condemnation take on new life. Our guest blogger, Dr....

Faith ties that bind us into one agenda: Freedom to worship

This from the desk of the president of the Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento, Jon Fish. *** Ah, a new beginning and a new year – with realistic spillover from 2016. Attitude determines altitude, right? It’s that well-known verse of “Two men...
The value of playing video games for family togetherness

The value of playing video games for family togetherness

Christmastime is a holiday designed to ignite imaginations and enjoy the company of loved ones – which is a lot easier said than done because we are an achievement culture that tends to value work over play, and many families do not have a joyful family history. Most...

Holiday tips for parents of teens and young adults in recovery

Guest blogger Jon Daily, LCSW, CADCII, is the founder of Recovery Happens, substance abuse and addiction treatment center focused on teens and young adults, with offices in Roseville, Fair Oaks, Davis, and Walnut Creek. Daily brings intimate knowledge of substance...
Teaching teens in crisis about resilience

Teaching teens in crisis about resilience

Last October, Core Connectivity produced a symposium on The purpose and power of suffering, at Azure Acres Treatment Center (Intensive Outpatient Treatment) in Sacramento. Attending this symposium on suffering and behavioral health issues was Pastor Clay Rojas, the...
All I want for Christmas: Responding to the desires of tech-savvy youth

All I want for Christmas: Responding to the desires of tech-savvy youth

A recent blog post by Walt Mueller at the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding featured the topic of “too much stuff” for Christmas. Mueller rightly points out that in an affluent society it is easy to get lost in the acquisition of material things that distract us...
Three painless tips to limit parent screen time: Parents busted in recent study

Three painless tips to limit parent screen time: Parents busted in recent study

The big headline in cyber safety and family news this week is parent screen time. In a recent study released by Common Sense Media, the typical teenager spends nine hours a day on screen media (devices, apps, internet activities) excluding homework and school work...