Challenging Events


Stand Up For Yourself Without Putting Others Down

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Two vignettes demonstrating how to stand up for yourself without putting others down

Helpful Guidelines For Resolving Conflict

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Conflict is normal and full of potential if we manage it skillfully

How to Stop Bullying

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Helpful suggestions and step by step plan to end bullying

Tearing Down the Wall Through Forgiveness

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

What forgiveness really is and how relationships can be restored

Clearly Wrong: Bad Behavior and What To Do About It

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

How do we reside in the place of love when we fail in our behavior with others. There are times when each of us...

Mocking In Families

A "Dear Rosa" question and answer regarding the shamed based communication and its impact on family members.

Trauma Happens To Competent Healthy People

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Trauma causes a reaction in people. That reaction is physical because the brain is signaling the body to do...

Using Mindfulness to Keep Relationships Healthy

Insights and tips are provided on how use mindfulness to be attentive to others feelings, as well as your own, in...

Making Your Way Through Transition

Suzan Myhre, M.S.S.W., LICSW, LPC

This article describes the challenges we face when going through difficult life changes. It also gives a way of...

10 Tips For Solving Problems

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Listed are ten simple yet challenging factors to remember when attempting to bring a difficult conversation to a...

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