Entries by Steve

Birds and Bees (Sexting) and Smartphones by Dr. Jeff Temple

Adolescence is often described as a period of storm and stress – where children begin separating from parents, establishing their own identities, and discovering their sexuality. This development into junior adulthood coincides with myriad hormonal, physical, and emotional changes. In short, adolescence is difficult, overwhelming, and taxing. The fact that most kids make it through […]

Wellness Is More Than What You Eat by Kurt Attaway

We live in a fast paced society. Everything is moving quickly. Fast food. Fast cars. Lose weight fast. Make money fast. Text. Tweet. We are running faster and pushing harder, “for what?” Depression is taking a significant toll on people (http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=education_statistics_depression). Over 40 million people struggle with anxiety (http://www.adaa.org/about-adaa/press-room/facts-statistics). Relationships are strained, and obesity is […]

The Role of Spirituality in Health Care by Dr. Victor Sierpina, MD

Spirituality and religious beliefs may seem like an inappropriate topic to discuss in the health care setting. Perhaps such conversations are best held by a pastoral counselor, clergy, or the hospital chaplain. Patients and their families always have some value system in place, whether based in traditional religious structures, personal spirituality, or some philosophy of […]

Marriage After Retirement by Dr. Rick Miller

How do you enjoy Marriage after Retirement? With mixed emotions, you finish packing up your things from your office and carry the box with you to your boss’s office, where you turn in your office keys. It all seems so surreal; you have been working for decades, but today is your last day at work. […]

Stay Confused in Relationships by Kurt Attaway

When it comes to marriages, families and any relationship, one thing is pretty certain: conflict will arise at some point. Because relationships are about connection, it is essential that we learn the art of resolving conflict. Conflict creates distance, separation and strain on a relationship. On the flip side, resolved conflict creates closeness, connection and […]