LC4YF Blog

Minnesota May

Minnesota May

This year, we find ourselves adjusting to changes that happen just before warmer weather and longer days materialize, as the school year winds down and we prepare for increased time spent in the great outdoors. I acknowledge there have been many years that have tried...

A New Look On Stress

A New Look On Stress

April is National Stress Awareness Month and the past two years have certainly exposed people to new levels of stress.  There are several definitions of stress, however most people understand it as an abstract concept or idea.  Stress effects your body, thoughts,...

The Danger of a Single Story

The Danger of a Single Story

As I thought on what to write about, I kept coming back to a popular TED Talk I listened to recently. The talk, by Chimamanda Adichie, is titled “The danger of a single story.” Adichie, a Nigerian author, opened her talk by telling a story of herself as a young child....

Another Trip Around the Sun

Another Trip Around the Sun

Just as January marks a new year, so does February for me. It’s my birthday month. The month that reminds me I am another year older. I have always been a big believer in birthday celebrations and acknowledgements, but for the past several years, it has become...

Parenting More Intentionally

As a therapist and mother, I believe that all parents long to feel more deeply connected to their child and that can seem so difficult at times. Parenting is the only job in the world that is unpaid, amazing, rewarding and challenging all at the same. In fact, a lot...

Family Estrangement

Family Estrangement

There is a widely circulated news story that I frequently come across this time of year. It begins with a holiday invitation text sent by a grandmother. The intended recipient was the woman’s grandson, although she inadvertently sent the invitation to the wrong number...

Tried and True Small Engines Program to Close Up Shop

Tried and True Small Engines Program to Close Up Shop

Back in 2016, Tried and True Small Engines, a workforce readiness program for local youth, opened their doors. Inviting youth who maybe weren’t as keen to following a path of a 4-year degree, or those who were and just wanted to learn more practical knowledge- Tried...

Gratitude- Moving Beyond Thankfulness

Gratitude- Moving Beyond Thankfulness

In a season where we are reminded to give thanks, I wonder how different it would be if we strived for gratitude.  PositivePsychology.com shares a quote from Emmons & Crumpler that states gratitude “has been conceptualized as an emotion, a virtue, a moral...

The Relationship with Yourself

The Relationship with Yourself

Maybe you’ve heard the quote “Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.” This is a powerful concept, and I wonder how many of us think about the relationship with ourselves when we analyze our lives and the people in them....

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