Trauma Redefined

Many of us think of the word trauma and associate it with something big that has happened such as a car accident, divorce, abuse, or military combat. These are easily identifiable big traumas. There are also other traumas that may not be discussed as much but can have...

Trauma: Harry Potter and The Magical Child

Harry sits watching his teachers celebrate the life of an impossibly huge arachnid. His feet swing and he seems almost gleeful. He has a plan and he has magic. These two together can shape the behavior of an accomplished, intelligent adult and make him do what he...

When Tragedy Strikes in our Communities

Videos on the news, information on the internet, guns firing into crowds of people because of fear, hate and anger.  People hurting others. When bad things happen, how do we deal with them? This is at the heart of how we deal with each other and at the heart of our...

Book Review: Quiet by Susan Cain

During the summer, many of us seek out new learning and ways of understanding each other. My husband, Brandon, passed this book along to me and asked me to read it. He was so eloquent, and so right, that I decided to pass this book review along to you. As he is the...

Guest Blog by Marc Thompson with New Day Services

Every so often, I meet people who have a similar mission to mine: to strengthen families, strengthen children, and strengthen our communities. Typically, their mission statement is not an almost exact replica of mine! I met with Marc and his coworker David today and...

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