Celebrate July 4th: What do you value?

Celebrate July 4th: What do you value?

July 4 is an excellent time to celebrate our nation’s independence and the Declaration of Independence’s vision of our rights as citizens. It’s also a great time to declare our personal values and celebrate our individual rights. The Declaration of Independence says:...
Home Alone for spring break

Home Alone for spring break

Many parents leave older children home alone for the first time during spring break. While every child is different, the general rule is children under age 11 do not have the decision making skills to stay home alone. Before leaving a child home alone, here are some...
Attitude of Gratitude

Attitude of Gratitude

In a society where success is the brass ring, gratitude, happiness and self-compassion often take a back seat. The good news is cultivating an attitude of gratitude has the opposite effect. Gratitude is the act of expressing thanks for what we have and for what others...
Eating Disorder Advocate

Eating Disorder Advocate

Sara Bird Mahan, Counseling & Recovery case manager, is a master’s candidate and advocate for eating disorder awareness, prevention and intervention. A student leader of the National Eating Disorders Association Week activities at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa,...
Five ways to reduce stress

Five ways to reduce stress

Nearly half of us are stressed out, according to a July poll by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Here are easy ways to reduce stress any time: 1. Take a break from what is stressing you. 2. Exercise. A simple walk or stretching can help. 3. Smile and laugh....