Learning to Thrive by Overcoming Adversity is Resiliency! by Michael Ballard Resiliency is our ability to bounce back even in adversity. It is a set of key resources that help us have more successful experiences and outcomes even when life is hard and feels unfair. The good news is that researchers are proving that it […]

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You don’t have to sit around and hope your buddies aren’t going to the dive bar to watch the game. Be proactive and start organizing your own action. You can invite your friends to come along, or you can meet people there. Check out the website of your local park district and city’s adult learning […]

When the weekend rolls around, many groups head to restaurants, bars, and clubs to have a good time. It’s unrealistic to think you’ll always be able to avoid those places. Besides, you deserve a normal life just as much as anyone else and so does your partner.  When you or a friend has an added […]

by Sarah Lockwood and Jodee Kulp For many, conquering Alcohol Use Disorder has been a hard won battle, but you emerged feeling and doing much better. Recovering from addiction is tough. It’s well worth it, of course, but there are days when things are a bit more rough than others. Take social activities. Now more […]

Spring marks renewal and newness. All that lay dormant during the winter begins to spring back to life. It is a lovely time. For our older teens it marks the beginning of a new life season—the ending of a school year—prom—graduations. For some it marks the beginning of what they believe is full independence from […]

Forget about the targets you want to achieve and work towards the desired feelings instead because they will take you even further in helping your child grow. I think like this.. We choose to put labels on behavior. The label may be a diagnosis like Autism, ADHD etc. The behavior—how we act and how we […]

Live Abilities Strategy – This is our path. We believe in taking the ‘DIS’ out of ability. We value challenges and we face them with integrity. We learn to understand our differences and not let them hold us back. We cannot change the reality of our challenges. Knowing is our beginning! We nurture our spirits […]

My dream as a father is being able prepare my children so well that one day they feel independent and have the ability to believe in themselves so they dare to take on their own dreams and projects.

This is the fun part! It’s when your child is able to say – I Do! Then as the parent you can watch as your child takes safe action and asks for help when he’s stuck! So until next time Imagine Yourself with more Resiliency for Life Michael Ballard Interested in taking a full class […]

Forget about exhaustion, inadequate sleep or migraine headaches, get through the upside-downs of daily life without panic. Find out about the tools you need to minimize stress and avoid collapse or burnout. Learn the essential tools for stress reduction after the long hours of oontact with kids or clients.   The first thing you’ve got […]