March 16, 2020

Hope in Desperate Times!

By Patrick Heard There is panic and fear in America not felt since 9/11/2001.  People are stockpiling food, water, basic necessities not to mention the myriad of disinfectant products, hand sanitation wipes, and sprays. Our country has never been invaded by land after the Revolutionary War.  Our prosperity and our standard of […]
March 14, 2020

The Word Kids Dread the Most and What to do about it

By Patrick Heard “No!”  It’s the word that kids seem to hate hearing from their parents or even other authority figures; teachers and coaches.  The response to that word is often a huge emotional reaction to pressure that adult to turn that two-letter word into an open door of freedom.   Sometimes […]
February 25, 2020

12 Minutes Toward Improving Your Family Life

By Stephen Willis, M.MFT., LPC, LMFT Dr. Linda Duncan is a Professor Emeritus at Tarleton State University. She found in her research that there are four times of the day when a few minutes of positive effort can influence a positive or negative outcome for the day. This is based on Chaos […]
January 7, 2020

Do You See What I See?

by Patrick Heard I passed by an old door laying by the playground by the school near my house. I wondered how the door got there. More than that I wondered if anyone else had seen it. Week after week it laid there. Didn’t someone from lawn care or maintenance notice the […]
October 4, 2019

5 Reasons Why Failure is a Gift

By: Michelle Overman LMFT Everybody loves a winner. This expression is truer now than ever. Social media drives us to present ourselves as winners by burying our mistakes and refusing to acknowledge they ever happened. This message is driven home by the cautionary tales of those who fell short. For example, consider: […]
September 4, 2019

What’s so terrible about being 2?

By: Patrick C. Heard  MA LPC LMFT I recently noticed an increase in very young children coming in for counseling. I thought seeing a three-year-old child and his or her parent was a good outside limit, but I never expected to see two-year olds and their parents in my counseling office. I […]