Peaceful Parenting: Tips for a happier more joyful life!

  Peaceful Parenting: Tips for a happier more joyful life! Janet Plankenhorn, LMFT Often kids get angry, just as adults do; they may get upset with a sibling or just be in a bad mood. We have all witnessed temper tantrums from a child when something does not go the way they intended or they did not get what they … Read More

Loving Parenthood? Finding Joy in Being a Peaceful Parent

Loving Parenthood? Finding Joy in Being a Peaceful Parent – By Mary Ruth Cross, MS, MFT, NCC, RPT-S CEO/Owner Treehouse Family Counseling Services February brings thoughts of red hearts, chocolate candy, long stem roses and a reminder to tell those we love how we feel. Some people call it a “Hallmark Holiday” – I say “So what if it is?” … Read More

Congratulations! You’re an Imperfect Parent!

Congratulations! You’re an Imperfect Parent! Caitlyn Valle, LMFT By definition, humans are imperfect. Each person has strength and weakness, darkness and light. So why then as parents is there an expectation that we be “perfect”? Looking a little closer, where is the expectation really coming from? More than likely, the most pressure to be a perfect parent comes from within … Read More

3 Ways to Find Joy in Being A Parent

3 Ways to Find Joy in Being A Parent By: Dilini Dharmawardana, AMFT Being a parent is not always easy and it comes with its ups and downs and being a peaceful parent can be even harder. Sometimes it can be hard to find the positive in being a parent, especially the more children you have. There are times when … Read More

The Gift of Renewal

The Gift of Renewal By: Mary Ruth Cross, MFT, NCC, RPT-S CEO/Owner Treehouse Family Counseling Services Starting over, letting go, releasing, these are all words that lead us down the path of renewal. Some may say that there is no need to release the old ways however it is important to release that which is not adding value to your … Read More

5 Rejuvenating Ideas for the New Year

5 Rejuvenating Ideas for the New Year Janet L. Plankenhorn, LMFT The New Year is a great time to start something new! Here are five inspiring and easy ideas that you can do to rejuvenate your life. Self Care – Taking care of your self is very important. When we are fulfilled, rested and calm we are able to give … Read More

New Year, New Parenting

New Year, New Parenting 5 Parenting Resolutions for 2018 Caitlyn Andrews Valle, LMFT January is a popular time for resolutions, fresh starts and goal setting. Before you launch into any new personal commitments, it might be helpful to assess previous efforts. If you made resolutions last year for 2017, what were they? Were they difficult to keep? Do you feel … Read More

5 Ways to Help Yourself Better Keep A New Year’s Resolution

5 Ways to Help Yourself Better Keep A New Year’s Resolution By: Dilini Dharmawardana, AMFT We’ve all been there: the start of the new year comes and we’ve decided to set out those new year’s resolutions. Most of the time we don’t end up keeping our new year’s resolutions and we end up feeling guilty that we didn’t do like … Read More

The Gift of Giving (or Not)

The Gift of Giving (or Not) Thoughtful choices and meaningful traditions Caitlyn Andrews Valle, LMFT A few years ago, eager to avoid the annual hubbub around buying “enough” and finding “the perfect gift,” my family began weighing the pros and cons of our holiday traditions. What we discovered was that although some of the gift giving was fun (the selecting … Read More

Rituals and How to Incorporate More Rituals During the Holidays

Rituals and How to Incorporate More Rituals During the Holidays By: Dilini Dharmawardana, MFTI During the holiday season, stress can overwhelm us and make enjoying the holidays difficult. However, having rituals in place that you partake in every year can help make the holidays less stressful and more enjoyable. Here are some ways you can create more family unity, happiness, … Read More