What about our family and friends? The people we love and live with. They are not always included in trauma treatment, but their intimate knowledge of us makes them an important tool in our healing. How can they support us in a way that is helpful, balanced and healthy?
Staring at my pile of To Be Read books had begun to feel like staring at my closet full of clothes despairing at having nothing to wear. "To hell with it," I said to myself. "I'm just going to pick a book I want to read."
We are all frightened -- both children and adults. The 24/7 media coverage of terrorism has left everyone feeling scared and helpless. Now that the FBI has confirmed that it is investigating the San Bernardino massacre as a terrorist attack, fears are hitting even closer to home. How do we -- as responsible adults -- comfort, reassure and empower our children in a world that is getting scarier each day?
"If you look for the helpers, you'll know that there's hope."
Are you a film buff? If so, Pittsburgh PA has the makings of a perfect getaway. With three rivers, 446 bridges, and a New Yorkish downtown, Pittsburgh makes a compelling backdrop for movies.