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Halloween can be a really special time for you to spend with your children. I remember with fond memories some of the impossible costumes my father made for me and my sister. We never had a store-bought costume, and often spent weeks working with my father in deciding on a costume and building it. My

Interaction between couples is what I refer to as the dance. The details of the fight are the music. The body language and unspoken conversation is the dance. Couples want to discuss the music and the conversation sounds like this: He likes jazz, I can’t stand jazz, I want to listen to country music instead.

No relationship can work if partners are disrespecting each other. This shows in body language when a couple comes in with their arms crossed – forming a barrier against their partner, and a refusal to make eye-contact. In a good relationship, when I talk to one partner, the other one listens respectfully, and may even

People with anger issues are generally angry with the world. They are just as likely to get angry with a stranger in public as they are with a family member or friend. They walk around with a belief that the world should know and follow their inner rules. They often describe themselves as having a

Anger is another normal emotion that everyone experiences throughout their lives. It is only bad if you use it in a way that hurts yourself or others. Anger can be an excellent emotion in that it gives us focus, strength and energy. Many people join causes or become more productive in some way when they

Anxiety is caused by your thoughts. It’s an interesting conundrum that your mind controls your brain, and your brain controls your mind. Still, it comes down to you having a choice and control over your own mind and thoughts. The most common way people give themselves anxiety (yes, you give it to yourself, it doesn’t

Anxiety is a normal emotion. Everyone has anxiety at times. It’s a survival mechanism. In the past, anxiety kept people from walking into a lion’s den. Today it still helps you stay safe. Without anxiety about getting into an accident, why not drive 100 miles, or why not go to the beach on a nice

  A million years ago our ancestors lived together in caves. A thousand years ago they lived together in small villages. A hundred years ago children, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins all lived on the same neighborhood block. Today, we are lucky if our relatives live in the same state. As a consequence of

  It’s important to avoid fighting words if you want to get along with others. Your teen will be especially sensitive towards you use of certain words. These include:   You Should (have to, must, need to, supposed or ought to) You Always You Never Why – why did you, or why won’t you. Name

Hurricane Irma Trauma Counseling. Feeling traumatized? We can help you. Our therapists are trained to help people recover from frightening experiences. I hope you are ok and didn’t suffer damages or too much flooding. Cheer Counseling was open Sunday night and we had a small hurricane party. Since then, I’ve spoken to several people who