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Kickin' It

Getting off opiates is tough but doable

Categories: Well Being Author: Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 05/26/2016
Unconditional Support

A traumatized child needs to know the sexual or physical abuse they suffered was not their fault

Categories: Well Being Author: Bliss Bowen , Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 05/19/2016
Rage Advice ...

Keep defensive responses from hurting others

Categories: Well Being Author: Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 05/12/2016
With Friends Like These ...

Don’t put up with mean-spirited putdown jokes

Categories: Well Being Author: Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 05/05/2016
The Power of Play

Play therapy will give voice to a child’s inner motivation and help her emotional growth

Categories: Well Being Author: Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 04/28/2016
Grow With the Pain

A spouse’s strength will help overcome the challenges associated with major surgery

Categories: Well Being Author: Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 04/21/2016
Do Your Homework

Helpful ways to improve or repair a rocky relationship

Categories: Well Being Author: Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 04/14/2016
Abortion vs. Adoption

Be your own best friend when things are tough

Categories: Well Being Author: Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 04/07/2016
Going 'Overboard'

A woman’s inability to tell a sibling her true feelings may be rooted in hurtful childhood memories

Categories: Well Being Author: Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 03/31/2016
Too Deep

Just because you love someone doesn’t make it the right relationship

Categories: Well Being Author: Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 03/24/2016
Negative Enmeshment

Healthy emotional bonds with another shouldn’t lead to losing your own identity

Categories: Well Being Author: Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 03/17/2016
Watch and Learn
Categories: Well Being Author: Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 03/10/2016
Stress Test

When times get tough, focus on being close

Categories: Well Being Author: Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 03/03/2016
Get Help

Cost shouldn’t matter when a family’s survival is at stake

Categories: Well Being Author: Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 02/18/2016
Valentine Performance Anxiety

Gifts given with love — no matter how big or small — are always best

Categories: Well Being Author: Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 02/11/2016