Seven truths about sex offenders that every parent needs to know

Seven truths about sex offenders that every parent needs to know

Last week Anthony Harland, AMFT, MS, CADCI, with Sharper Future, spoke at the monthly meeting of Women’s Association for Addiction Treatment in Sacramento. His topic: Sex Offender Myths, Assessment and Treatment. In his practice, Harland specializes in working with...
Teach your teen to have a healthy perspective on sex and sexuality

Teach your teen to have a healthy perspective on sex and sexuality

Executive summary: Children are exposed to shame-inspiring experiences about sex and sexuality at very early ages Shame emotion associated with sexual exploitation, whether witnessing or experiencing it, kills open communication essential to think correctly about it...
Five steps to let go of negative experiences in the social network

Five steps to let go of negative experiences in the social network

One of the great challenges of our time is learning how to embrace a forgiveness and grace mindset in the social network. When people say that a post or a text is forever, it can be a very intimidating thought for young people who are bound to experience a snare of...
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...

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 today’s teens and millennials may believe older generations don’t care about them

Why today’s teens and millennials may believe older generations don’t care about them

This feature is based upon my presentation to senior citizens gathered in a private home in Lincoln, CA last Friday morning. I am a mom of two grown sons, trained in behavioral science at U.C. Berkeley, who left a career in technology circa 2004 when mobile...