Mike Lau

What comes to mind when you think of taking risks with your health – driving recklessly, or maybe abusing alcohol or illegal drugs? Those behaviors are very risky but many people have less dramatic behaviors that are just as dangerous in the long run. Tobacco use, unbalanced nutrition and a lack of physical activity are some of the key risk factors for the most common causes of death.

The top 10 causes of death include:

Mike Lau

Assertive communication is the ability to express positive and negative ideas and feelings in an open, honest and direct way. It recognizes our rights while still respecting the rights of others. It allows us to take responsibility for ourselves and our actions without judging or blaming other people and it allows us to constructively confront and find a mutually satisfying solution where conflict may exist.

Assertive communication enables us to swap old behavior patterns for amore positive approach to life. There are many advantages of assertive communication which include:

Tracie Mazzorana

The majority of individuals who commit suicide do NOT have a diagnosable mental illness. They are people just like you and I who at a particular time are feeling isolated, desperately unhappy and alone. Suicidal thoughts and actions may be the result of life’s stresses and losses that the individual feels they just can’t cope with.

Suicide Attempts in the U.S.

Tammy Thieme

The school year is starting and parents hope for a successful year for their child, both academically and socially.  But what do you do if your Child is the target of a Bully?  There are several things you can do to both support and guide your child.  First let’s take a look at what bullying is.  Bullying is:

Mike Lau

Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. When it gets out of control it can turn destructive and can lead to problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the quality of your life. It can also make you feel as though you are at the mercy of an unpredictable and powerful emotion.

Anger can be caused by both internal and external events. You can be angry at a specific person or event, or your anger could be caused by worrying or brooding about your personal problems. Even memories of traumatic or enraging events can also trigger angry feelings.