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 […]
February 12, 2020

Somewhere Over the Rainbow…

By Patrick Heard Have you tried to explain Autism to someone?  It’s not that easy is it? I often wonder how the person with Autism thinks about describing the “Big A”?  I thought about the song, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” in the movie, The Wizard of Oz.  Like Dorothy, people with Autism […]
January 23, 2020

Setting Yourself up for Success: How to Set Goals You Can Achieve

By Michelle Overman   When I was in elementary school, I wanted to play sports in college. It was my dream. It was my goal. As a young child, I was at least 10 years away from being able to achieve that goal. There were many years and many steps I had […]
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 […]