As I peruse the internet when writing posts and articles, I come across stories, videos and articles that are inspiring for one reason or another. Here I present to you three of them that have nuggets for parents.

Dove Real Beauty Sketches

This was a powerful video I came across through Facebook. It speaks to the struggles of women and body image, and how they can be their worst critic over the smallest of things. This video holds powerful lessons for moms and daughters.

He said he was leaving. She ignored him.

I have recommended this article to many clients. What they all had in common was that they were taking things that their spouse did or said personally whereas it really had nothing to do with them.

Sadly, since that article was written, Laura’s marriage ended in divorce. You can read what she had to say about it here.

The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans – Daniel Amen

This 15 minute video is inspiring. I believe every parent, educator, therapist, psychologist, and doctor should view this video… perhaps several times. This research will cause you to think differently about problems and how they should be treated.


I have been a therapist for 15 years in a variety of settings. I'm not your typical therapist. I prefer instead to tell my clients the truth and help them see things in ways they never have before. Why a 2x4? Because sometimes people just need a good THWACK upside the head!

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