December 16, 2015

The 12 Days of Christmas with Dementia

by Kay Gillette On the first day of Christmas, the hardest thing is adjusting to the changes that each day, week, month and year brings when there is a loved one with dementia in the family. Efforts to keep things normal and traditional may no longer work. Too many people and too much noise […]
December 14, 2015
What Is ADHD Anyway?

What Is ADHD Anyway?

by Terri Russell Once called ADD, Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition which includes problems in the areas of attention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. Called a disorder of self-control, it affects millions of children and even adults. The name was changed to ADHD to reflect the main features of this condition, namely inattention and hyperactivity/impulse […]
October 2, 2015

Compelled to Hope

By Jonathan Cogburn About two weeks ago I answered a phone call from a friend of mine who told me over the phone, “Jon…my sister who lives far away just died this morning. We didn’t expect this at all, and my parents happen to be in Abilene visiting with us right now…can you come talk […]
June 3, 2015

Spirituality is a Simple Way of Living

by Turning Point Counseling A spiritual person is also in touch with his or her own reality, feelings and thoughts, and the reality of the people around him or her, not projecting on them. Keith Miller Those in recovery from addictions applying the Twelve Step program are accustomed to hearing that it […]
June 2, 2015

Happiness: La Bella Vita

by Janet Jergins, MMFT It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and well and justly. And it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly without living a pleasant life. Authentic Happiness calls for balance. A pervasive feeling of well-being derives from a full spectrum of human […]
June 2, 2015

Happiness as a Treatment Goal

by Janet Jergins, MMFT There is no duty we so underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world. Robert Louis Stevenson It seems there are two ways to go about treating people in my office. One is to figure out what pathology is […]