No excuses required: On compassion and forgiveness in the family

No excuses required: On compassion and forgiveness in the family

As an eager student of the human condition, I get really excited about the strategic value of forgiveness as an essential mindset that promotes resilience and healing. And yet forgiveness is so misunderstood; it is often confused with excusing bad or offensive...
California educators convene to address student mental health

California educators convene to address student mental health

At Core Connectivity, we believe that every human being has been granted a spirit of power and love and sound mind, and that this power must be defended one heart and mind, one family and one community at a time. To that end, cyber connectivity has created a power...
Spike in youth suicide rates begs the question: Does your middle school child know they are loved?

Spike in youth suicide rates begs the question: Does your middle school child know they are loved?

A recent study indicates that the suicide rates for youth aged 10 to 11 years has spiked, making it more likely that a child will die from suicide than traffic accidents. According to the New York Times article by Sabrina Tavernise, featuring this Center for Disease...

Cyberbully madness knows no religious boundaries

This feature is for every grandparent, parent, educator, law enforcement official, therapist/counselor, coach, teen and young adult who still wants to believe that freedom is an inside job, (despite what we are witnessing with global terrorism, clashes between...

Breaking down barriers to communication in the family: The problem with assumptions

Kathleen Marco, CADCII, is the Program Director and Marketing executive for Azure Acres Intensive Outpatient Recovery Center in Sacramento. As a part of the continuum of treatment and ongoing support, she offers support group training on family relationships. I sat...

How to respond to teens experiencing on-line traumas that can lead to depression & suicide

(This is a reprint from my Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner column at Examiner.com) A recent article in the San Jose Mercury News featured the emotional roller coaster youth and parents are experiencing, as hormones and the identity crisis of adolescence is...