LC4YF Blog

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....

An Optimistic End to Summer

An Optimistic End to Summer

Here we are once again. It’s still warm, but it’s getting dark a little earlier. I have observed (and tried to ignore) a few red and orange leaves creeping into the trees on my daily walks. The store shelves are stocked with back to school supplies that, when I pass...

Normalizing Mental Health Care

There are a lot of different kinds of stigma. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, stigma is defined as “a mark of shame or discredit”. There is still a lot of stigma attached to mental health concerns, even though it is very common for people to experience...

Finding Balance in Nature

Finding Balance in Nature

The impact of stress is something everyone is familiar with, and all of us need to take care of ourselves in order to maintain healthy levels. When we feel balanced, stress can actually be helpful for motivating us and providing us with the energy to complete a...

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