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  • San Bernardino County Museum
    Local events as August winds down
    Museum events:The San Bernardino County Museum maintains and develops unique cultural and natural science collections related to our region and the greater Southwest. Through responsible collection, preservation, exhibition, and education, we...
  • Quirky dressed teen
    Express don't suppress
    Have you ever seen a quirky-looking teenager walking next to his or her normally dressed parent and then you notice the look of disgust or embarrassment on the parent’s face? This adolescent might be a male with painted nails, a female with...
  • The controversy and collision of addiction science and spirituality
    The controversy and collision of addiction science and spirituality
    Scientifically speaking, arresting the disease of alcoholism is very simple: Stop drinking alcohol. No one, regardless of genetics can ever be an active alcoholic without alcohol. A person can be an alcoholic-in-wait – or one in remission ...
  • Church goers; taken out by friendly fire
    Church goers; taken out by friendly fire
    The church is a place where people go to find solace and to worship. It is a place where people go to find wise counsel it times of a need, a few words of encouragement when things go wrong. But what if in those times when wise counsel is sought...
  • Wedding rings
    Couples offered money to attend marriage counseling
    Couples are being offered money, so they can attend free marriage counseling sessions before their weddings. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that couples are getting $200 vouchers for the sessions. Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews came up...
  • The Bible
    What is Biblical Counseling?
    Proverbs 11:14 (NKJV) Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors there is safety.In today’s high pressure world, people crash and burn emotionally for lots of reasons. Keeping on top can be very difficult....
  • The other half of care for serious illnesses
    The other half of care for serious illnesses
    When one is diagnosed with a serious and devastating diagnosis such as cancer, healthcare professionals are available to treat the medical issues. However, the other half of care is dealing with the emotional aspects of the illness that not only...
  • Search for meaning in suffering
    Search for meaning in suffering
    Are you familiar with the book, Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl? This author was a renowned psychologist who was a Holocaust survivor. This man was able to utilize his beliefs and his “psychological training” to...
  • Credit counseling
    Credit counseling
    Non-profit credit counseling is usually recommended to consumers who need a way to get out of their debt without ruining their credit score or getting stuck with a high bill. Because non-profit credit counseling services do not take a profit by...
  • Counseling - licensed or unlicensed?
    Unlicensed counselors can practice in Oregon – but should they?
    Mari Simms (not her real name) is a Portland therapist with impressive qualifications. She has a doctorate in clinical psychology and a master’s degree, both from accredited out-of-state schools, and is now on the faculty of an authorized...
  • Wrong Husband
    My wife treats me like a child
    Dear Teeshia, I'm in a marriage where I consistently feel like I am wrong. I know that there are some things that I could do better. Please tell me how to deal with the temperament of someone who feels their way is the right way all the time? ...
  • Grief
    Grief is not only about death
    This week, I've been feeling heavy. Not like I've put on weight, but world-weary heavy. It took me a while to figure out why I was feeling this way, but yesterday it dawned on me. In the first 4 days of the week, I have heard about 3...
  • Note to self
    Does talking to myself mean I'm crazy? That depends on what you're saying!
    Did you know there is an entire field of psychology dedicated primarily to identifying and changing how people talk to themselves? It is called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The main idea of Cognitive Therapy is to listen to your "self talk...
  • emotional
    Emotional toll on siblings of disabled children
    Does having a child with a disability impact the lives of his/her siblings? Absolutely. All kids want and need attention. The disabled child almost always needs additional attention of some type beyond siblings. The attention may be to care for...
  • Laying on a couch
    Things people should know about therapy
    Let's talk about feelings while I lay on a couch! Chances are most people think this is what happens in therapy. While feelings can be a part of therapy, and many people want to talk about them, therapy is much more than that.To start off with...