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Simple Solutions for Depressed Teens

So your teen has a formal diagnosis of Depression.....now what? You've decided to continue with therapy + that's awesome when they're in session, but what the heck are you supposed to do in the meantime? How can you help maximize their potential for progress? This list is not conclusive, but it should help give you a starting point. It's important to remember that #1 a diagnosis is not the end of the world! #2 The journey of healing is different for people. This means that even if you've suffered through depression, what [insert name] needs might not be the same thing you needed. Your role is just to offer support - let's get started! 

Guest Post | Healing is A Choice

Welcome back Tribe Members! It's been a while since we had anyone guest post on the blog, but I am pleased to introduce you to someone new. This month's guest is Stephanie Jones, wife, Mama to a beautiful baby girl + awesome owner/blogger of Courage From Within!  I love reading blog posts Stephanie writes, because she shares from her heart + her experience is one that is often overlooked. Her past is laced with the beauty of a painful past filled with resilience that makes her the strong courageous woman she is today! A while back we completed the relationship series, 20 Days to Better Relationships (the workbook is now available - click here) + one of the issues we addressed is relationships with absentee parents. I offered the perspective of a Therapist, but Stephanie is here to share her own personal story with an absentee parent...

Mastering the Art of Co-Parenting

"The best security blanket a child can have is parents who respect each other." 

- Jane Blaustone

Parenting, like so many other things in 2016, has evolved dramatically since the 70's, 80's and dare I say -- even the 90's! This evolution of parenting has taken us away from the traditional sense of family, which consisted of Dad, Mom, brothers + sisters. According to Google, family is now define as a group of parents and children living together in a household. In reality, we know that people identify family as close friends, someone who shares the same beliefs, people who live together and on and on and on. There is no strict definition of family anymore. There are blended families more now than there has ever been. 

20 Reasons Going to Therapy is Normal!

I want to address a topic that is insanely controversial (see what I did there? Heh): THERAPY! The are two major schools of thought when it comes to therapy: therapy is for crazy people + therapy can be useful when you have a rough life. Now I understand everyone doesn't believe those statements. However, the majority of the population believes one or the other. If you're in one of those categories - this post is for you! 

The thought of therapy can be intimidating, but going to therapy can be rewarding if you follow the professional's advice. Many people who have tried therapy say, "Therapy doesn't work." There are a couple of reasons they may feel this way: