Honoring Jon Daily’s legacy of hope

Honoring Jon Daily’s legacy of hope

There is something incredibly transformative and resilient about a person who suffers well. The person who seeks to know and do better in response to pain and then help others in their own suffering, brings forth a torch of resilience that can only be nurtured from...
A response to the heroin epidemic: Remove the ‘cone of silence’ at home

A response to the heroin epidemic: Remove the ‘cone of silence’ at home

Over 12 years ago when I refocused my energy away from the corporate world to better understand what it means to grow up with cyber connectivity and the new demands on parents, one of the first things I observed was the parenting culture, the network culture and the...

Drug take back day: Safe drop off locations on April 29

Saturday, April 29, 2017 is National Drug Take Back Day, organized by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and community organizations to collect unused or expired medications in the home. This nation-wide initiative is a community response to drug...

Signs you may be a co-dependent parent

Last week Dr. Jessica Rodriguez, CEO of Gateway Corp in Sacramento and OnSite Strategies in Roseville, delivered a talk on the impact of shame and co-dependency in treating addiction as a family problem to counselors and therapists at Sierra Vista Hospital. Rodriguez...
Why talking about teen marijuana use is so difficult and necessary

Why talking about teen marijuana use is so difficult and necessary

Last Thursday, parents, educators and counselors gathered at Victory High School in Rocklin for a workshop on teen wellness and the risks of marijuana use by youth. Open to the public, this event was co-sponsored by the Coalition for Placer Youth, Wellness Together,...
Conversation tips about drugs, alcohol and addiction for tech-savvy kids

Conversation tips about drugs, alcohol and addiction for tech-savvy kids

Last Tuesday evening, St. Joseph Marello Catholic Church hosted a parent information and training event on “fearless communication about drugs, alcohol and addictions.” Dan Britton, Youth Pastor at Crossroads Church in Rocklin, and  author of Fearless Communication:...