Daily Archives: April 2, 2019


Being a Parent

I will be 80 years old next year. A younger person might wonder why I am writing an article that has anything to do with parenting, although having raised four sons has certainly taught me a few things. When I was married shortly after the end of World War II, my husband and I lived on a small farm in Illinois. He had decided to farm after serving in the […]

Being a Parent

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Information and Skills

What is DBT? What can I expect from DBT? What components make up DBT? What are the DBT skills? What DBT is DBT stands for Dialectical Behavior Therapy, a type of therapy originally created for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). DBT is still the main therapy for those with BPD, but also extends to help those with eating disorders, mood disorders, and many other disorders too. DBT teach […]


College Students and HPV: Should You be Concerned?

High school and college sex education textbooks stress about the consequences of HIV, herpes, and gonorrhea for example but rarely do they talk about the human papilloma virus (HPV). This comes to a shock, considering that HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in America. In fact, about 50 % of men and women will contract at least one of the 40 sexually transmitted strains of HPV […]


How to Make Your Fitness Resolutions Stick

Every year we proclaim grand New Year’s resolutions and just like clockwork, they fade from our mind in a matter of weeks or even days. It does not mean everyone is a failure; just that we generally struggle to stick with lofty resolutions. Keep your head up and spirits high though, because here are some basic tips you can use to stick to your resolution throughout all of 2019. Physical […]