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Making holidays bright

You can make Christmas magical by providing gifts to children and families who would otherwise have nothing under the tree. You can shop for the children and families or make a donation and we will shop for them. Case managers deliver gifts in time for Christmas. ‘I ration my gas every week. I limit driving […]

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CALM Center gift

Joy in the Cause donated several dozen backpacks filled with Mavis dogs, t-shirts, toiletries, flashlights, and more to children who come to the CALM Center in an emotional, behavioral or substance abuse crisis. “Many children arrive without toiletries or extra clothing so these gifts are especially important,” said CALM Center Director Matthew Crum. “This meets a […]

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Labor Day: Work-Life Balance

Parades and speeches filled many community’s streets beginning on Sept. 5, 1882 in New York City, the first Labor Day celebration. Workers used the holiday as a platform to talk about their needs. Today’s workers face different pressures and needs than those when Labor Day became a national holiday in 1894.  Many industries have decreased […]

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Back-to-School emotions

It’s August! Time for most children to go back to school.  Some children transition easily and happily to school while others struggle.  Most adults become anxious when we start something new. So, it’s no surprise that children are anxious about a new school year, new teachers, new classmates and — worst of all for some — […]

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Storm trauma

The impact of recent storms will affect our area for some time. Many area residents are still cleaning up and repairing damage. Oklahomans are often victims of severe weather that creates damage, injury and emotional trauma. It’s important to process your emotions and create a plan to move forward when these events occur. Counseling & […]

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Managing fear

Our hearts and thoughts go out to everyone affected by the tragedies in Dallas, Baton Rouge, St. Paul, Seattle, Oakland, and Orlando. ‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.’ Franklin Delano Roosevelt Roosevelt’s famous quote is applicable today because fear […]

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Tips to find happiness

Do you want increased happiness during the long, hot days of summer? Here is a sure-fire list of 10 easy things to do: Exercise – do something you enjoy like biking, swimming or walking in a park. Get enough rest. Take your vacation time. Hang out and visit with friends and family. Watch your favorite funny […]

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Declaring independence

As we near our national celebration of independence on July 4th, it is a great time to declare independence from fear, emotional pain and loss that keep us from growth and change. Every person’s trauma is different, but the results of untreated trauma are universal — lack of independence from the past and its pain. […]

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Becoming a Love and Logic Parent®

“I hate you!” “I don’t want to go to bed.” “I am running away!” Becoming a Love and Logic Parent offers answers and actions for these and other difficult moments in parenting. Becoming a Love and Logic Parent® two-day workshops begin at noon every Thursday at the CALM Center, 6126 E. 32nd Place. Pre-registration is required. […]

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Are you “fine?”

Are you “fine?” Have you ever been in an argument with someone, and based on their words alone, they didn’t seem very upset, yet their body language telegraphed anger?  It can be frustrating and cause hardships when someone says one thing but means another. Successful interpersonal communications require a combination of words, body language and […]

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