The Value of Delayed Gratification

“Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is concentrated strength.” -Bruce Lee, Chinese-American Martial Artist, Actor, and Director Delayed gratification can teach kids the value of setting long-term goals. When kids need to wait for things they want, they can increase their “frustration tolerance.” With a high threshold for tolerating frustration, kids can regulate […]


What You Can Control During Conflicts

When we get into a conflict with others, we often wish we could just “get them” to change their behaviors or perspectives. We continue to struggle in the conflict, arguing in vain to “make them” do what we want or even think the way we want! No matter how hard we try, we cannot control […]


Managing Your Emotions: What You Need to Know

“Children need our compassion the most when they seem to deserve it the least.” Katherine Winter-Sellery, Speaker, Trainer, and Coach When facing challenging behaviors from our children, we might struggle to manage our own emotions. Our knee-jerk reaction might be to yell, scream, or argue. We might send our kids to their rooms or take […]

Inspire Growth

Inspiring Your Personal Growth in Recovery

“Everything can be taken from a [person] but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”  – Viktor Frankl, Holocaust Survivor and Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl developed much of his philosophy and view of the human condition while surviving in concentration […]

Deciphering Between Friends & Enemies

How to Distinguish Friends From “Frenemies”

Having relationships with our peers is essential for our health and well-being. However, we may have difficulty distinguishing between real friends and those who only appear to be friends. The people we choose to surround ourselves with can encourage and support us. They can also put us down or feel threatened by our growth and […]