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By BRANDEN HENRY An open letter to the heart of men   When was the last time you felt alive? And I mean really ALIVE. Not just the excitement of buying a new thing, watching a great game or...

LET’S TALK IT OVER — How to fight for your child in a cancel culture

By DR. CATHERINE P. PHILLIPPI How to fight for your child in a cancel culture        How many followers do I have? Every grade I make is critical. What if I don’t make the team? Why am I so...

LET’S TALK IT OVER — New hope for addiction prevention and recovery

by ADRIAN HICKMON, PHD     New hope for addiction prevention and recovery        All families are hit with challenges, crises and tragedies, and those involving our...

LET’S TALK IT OVER — Your brain on screens: Excessive technology use in kids

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LET’S TALK IT OVER — Addicted to love

By Deborah Schiller, LPC, CSAT-S, CMAT   Addicted to love        I have always loved Valentine's Day — every ritual that accompanies the day delights me. When I...

LET’S TALK IT OVER — Walk before you run

By Ted Crawford, LMFT     Walk before you run   Many people welcome January with a full-body hug, as it means they’ve gotten through yet another holiday of drama and craziness. For...

LET’S TALK IT OVER — A brief guide to navigating the “holiday blues”

By Kristen Condeelis   A brief guide to navigating the “holiday blues”   The holidays are here and although most people often perceive this time as enjoyable and exciting, that may not be...

LET’S TALK IT OVER — What we can learn from a Samaritan leper

By Tom Washburn   What we can learn from a Samaritan leper   A man was standing in the post office working through his mail when an older fellow approached him with a postcard in...

LET’S TALK IT OVER — Grief and loss: Is there hope?

By Lisa Sorey   Grief and loss: Is there hope?   When you are grieving, you may feel like no one truly understands what you’re going through. It seems no one can know the depths...

LET’S TALK IT OVER—Why Is Fitness So Hard?

By Jaime Douglas   Why is fitness so hard?   “Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. But...

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