FamilyMedicationMental HealthSubstance Use/Process Addiction
August 20, 2019

Why Are There Toilets in the Juul Room? 

E-cigarettes Through the Eyes of a Loudoun County Teen Walk into any high school or middle school bathroom. Do you smell something fruity? Something minty? That’s not air freshener. Our school bathrooms have turned into Juul Rooms. The administrators sometimes even lock the bathrooms because so many kids are vaping…
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FamilyMental Health
April 22, 2019

Post-Partum Depression: You Are Not Alone

Many women struggle with adjusting to motherhood following the birth of a child. Not all women are prepared for the major changes that come with the new role of parenting. Some have difficulty balancing old roles such as at work or in relationships and the new demands of caring for…
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February 5, 2019

Three Play Therapy Techniques You Can Use at Home

This week is National Play Therapy Week. If your child is struggling emotionally or behaviorally, play therapycan provide them with an opportunity to express themselvesin their natural language – the language of play – and allow the therapist to support you in better understanding and meeting your child’s needs. Even…
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FamilyMental HealthSchool
October 18, 2018

Is Smart the New Average?

You’ve heard it from friends, family, relatives, neighbors, other parents, teachers and you’ve possible said it yourself: “My kid is smart.” But what does smart mean?  What is it? How do you quantify it?  Depending on the context in which it is used, Merriam–Webster defines smart as an adjective, verb, and a noun;…
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September 25, 2018

Parenting is Cruel

So your family and friends visit and tell you how sweet and precious they are; this little miracle, this bundle of joy, this beautiful child that depends on you for everything.  They tell you how lucky you are and how you are going to embrace and love every moment as a parent,…
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FamilySubstance Use/Process Addiction
September 17, 2018

Drinking Demons Turn into Grateful Gifts

My father’s Demons became my gift from God to help others like me. Before deciding whether to keep drinking or when enough is enough, read my story to understand what being the child of an alcoholic parent feels like. I took the rules from my traumatic childhood of abuse and…
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FamilyMental HealthSubstance Use/Process Addiction
September 3, 2018

The Impact of Legalization on Health, Wellness, and Community

Marijuana is legal in many areas.  But some studies show a rise in some negative effects of use since legalization.  What can we learn from this?   Check  out Cyndi’s most recent article in entitle, The Impact of Legalization on Health, Wellness, and Community.
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FamilyMental HealthSubstance Use/Process Addiction
April 16, 2018

Answers to Your Questions About Residential Treatment for Addiction

Check  out Cyndi's most recent article in entitle, Answer to Your Questions About Residential Treatment for Addiction. Considering residential treatment? Helping a loved one explore their options for addiction treatment? These answers to FAQs about rehab may help you decide.
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April 11, 2018

Pets and People

The relationship between pets and people is a long and detailed topic to discuss. Our animal companions are with us in a variety of ways. There are the animals that work such as herding livestock,  guarding a place, police work, sniffing contraband, guide dogs, therapy animals, the list goes on.…
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