Present Time Kids™: Change Your Mind, Change Your Body….Change Your LIFE! – By Heather Goodwin and Cheryl Hensley

“I am calm, I am focused, I am ready to learn.” Is it just me, or is that the kind of self-talk you fantasize going thru your kid’s mind all day? Well, as they say, dreams can come true. Today’s children can claim a new educational reality for themselves and teachers can put away their proverbial “genie lamps”. In fact, science has proven that emotionally-regulated,…

Domestic Violence – Helping Family and Friends Find Their Way Out of Abusive Relationships – By Elil Yuvarajan, PsyD

Seeing a family member or friend in an abusive marriage is hard to witness. It’s not easy to know how to help them or if they’re even open to change. Not all victims of domestic violence need the same help at the same time. Sometimes, a victim might need to feel validated and other times, they might need more tangible help – a safe place…

The Last Day – By Peggy Determeyer, PhD

When I started my journey as a hospital chaplain, we had a seminar with a palliative care physician, who manages the pain and symptoms of serious illnesses.  She started the day by handing out paper and drawing implements.  She asked us to consider our last day: being told that we had less than twenty-four hours to live, how did we want to spend that time? …