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Winter Blues

November 30, 2016

Well the days are getting shorter. Soon we will be driving to and from work in the dark. It is kind of depressing but can it really affect you? Yes it can and it is called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). …

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BlackOut Wednesday

November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving is a time when families and friends get together to share a meal and enjoy each other’s company.  We will spend time watching the parade, playing touch football, catching up with relatives that have been away or just relaxing …

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The Rise of Marijuana

November 16, 2016

With the recent election having some form of marijuana legislation on the ballot – medical or full recreational – one has to wonder if those seeking its passage think at all about the effects this drug has on our young …

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In this age of technology, social media has, for the most part, replaced face to face communication for young people. Teens are on their smartphones 24/7, posting, checking their “likes”, taking photos, etc. In fact, you could go into a …

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For many parents, this time of year is filled with angst. The summer is over and now the struggle begins We must rein our children back in from there “freefall summer” and put them into a structured environment. Not an …

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Teachable Moments

August 24, 2016

It is not often easy to talk to your son or daughter about drug and alcohol use. You don’t want to lecture because you know it will, in most cases, fall upon deaf ears. But you know you need to …

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Raising a child today can be exasperating, to say the least. As they grow into their tween and teen years, they go through a series of phases which we, as parents,must navigate through with them. It is important to know …

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A New Way to Use an Old Ad.

August 11, 2016

How many of you remember the ad “This is your brain on drugs” ? Mostly everyone should remember it if you owned a television set. The ad was wildly successful. Well, let’s fast forward 30 years to today.  The Partnership …

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If you are like me, do you ever wonder what is the allure to SnapChat? If you don’t know what that is, well, it’s a social media app which is based in posting photos which disappear in 0 to 10 …

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Technology is always changing and it is near impossible to keep up with it. Just a few months ago, every teen used imessaging or texting (on a droid) as a primary communication tool. Well, forget that, most teens now use …

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