Educators learning to connect mental health with student success

Educators learning to connect mental health with student success

Last Monday, over 600 educators from across the state convened at William Jessup University in Rocklin to address the mental health and wellness needs of modern youth as a critical success factor for their profession. Organized by Wellness Together, a  non-profit...
The ‘two-percent solution’ to parenting tech-savvy youth

The ‘two-percent solution’ to parenting tech-savvy youth

Michael Anne Conley, LMFT, is an expert on helping people make positive changes to become better versions of themselves by overcoming limiting habits, such as addiction, anxiety and procrastination. She understands intimately how to perceive and process the connection...
Helping a child with behavior issues unlock the key to personal success & happiness

Helping a child with behavior issues unlock the key to personal success & happiness

One of the best parts of my mission is that I get to hang out with incredibly intelligent and caring people, who freely offer insights about what they are learning about human nature in their discipline, be it religious, mental health and addiction treatment, family...
The human mind, ‘memes’ and the internet: Who will your children follow?

The human mind, ‘memes’ and the internet: Who will your children follow?

So the “slenderman meme” is in the news again. You may know that a meme is a concept or a character that circulates in the cyber social world as people build upon it and share it with a common narrative. A foul fictional internet character (much like a fairytale...
Our capacity to de-escalate anger and hate first requires hope

Our capacity to de-escalate anger and hate first requires hope

In the context of the recent violent conflicts playing out in the national and world stage, a recent mom blog post on the Joplin Globe by Sarah Coyne, calls for parents to train kids how to de-escalate emotion in the middle of a conflict. She points out that first...
My response to hate: Thoughts from a reformed mother heart

My response to hate: Thoughts from a reformed mother heart

I observe human opinions are hyped in all forms of media and are tearing our families and society apart as demonstrated by the recent violent clashes with law enforcement and communities in Baton Rouge, Minnesota, and Dallas. This is a response from my mother heart....