Defending your family unity in uncertain times

Defending your family unity in uncertain times

Pandemic science and amazing communication technology have enabled societies around the globe to respond in unison to the threat of coronavirus. Our collective response has been to “shelter-in-place” and “close up shop” until we have gathered enough data to inform...
The biology of love: Insights on being a joyful parent

The biology of love: Insights on being a joyful parent

Yesterday I attended a very instructive and inspirational presentation by Barbara Field, LMFT at the Sacramento Women’s Association for Addiction Treatment. Her topic was the on the neurobiology of secure attachment and its relationship to addiction. In other words,...
On the spiritual and emotional intelligence of being a parent today (Part Two): The authority to love

On the spiritual and emotional intelligence of being a parent today (Part Two): The authority to love

Executive Summary This feature is Part Two of the discourse On the need for spiritual and emotional intelligence in being a parent today (Part One), based upon a training at Sierra Vista Hospital last month about the role of a parent in healing a suffering child....
On the need for spiritual and emotional intelligence in being a parent today (Part One)

On the need for spiritual and emotional intelligence in being a parent today (Part One)

Executive summary This feature is for parents who are dealing with children and/or teens experiencing high anxiety, depression, hostile or withdrawn behavior, and/or are addicted to devices or drugs. And these insights will also help counselors, therapists and...
Signs your child’s sense of well-being is impaired

Signs your child’s sense of well-being is impaired

Before mobile connectivity, texting, and social media became a primary artery of communication for young and old alike, mental health issues were considered something that happened only to some “flawed individuals”. It is no surprise that the resulting stigma of...
What ‘Beautiful Boy’ says about addiction and family relations

What ‘Beautiful Boy’ says about addiction and family relations

Executive summary Suffering is a part of the human condition. And families have power to decide what to think about and how to respond to suffering. Brain science tells us that addiction is a form of suffering; it is a pathological relationship to intoxication* making...