Quote of the Week
Happiness isn’t in having what you want, but rather in wanting what you have. ~ Unknown
Free Mental Health Education Program for Parents & Caregivers - Pittsburgh, PA
Posted by:Jenn--Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Posted by:Jenn -- Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Robin Williams R.I.P.
Posted by:Jenn--Saturday, August 16, 2014
Speaking after Robin Williams' recent death, his widow said, “ . . . it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”
One of Williams’ many contributions was his willingness to speak publicly about his battle with substance abuse. After 20 years of sobriety, in 2006 he sought treatment for alcoholism. During an interview with Good Morning America, Williams explained that falling back into alcohol abuse was "very gradual."
"It's the same voice thought that … you're standing at a precipice and you look down, there's a voice and it's a little quiet voice that goes, 'Jump,'" Williams told Diane Sawyer. "The same voice that goes, 'Just one.' … And the idea of just one for someone who has no tolerance for it, that's not the possibility."
When asked why he relapsed, Robin answered: "It's [addiction] — not caused by anything, it's just there … It waits. It lays in wait for the time when you think, 'It's fine now, I'm OK.' Then, the next thing you know, it's not OK. Then you realize, 'Where am I? I didn't realize I was in Cleveland.'"
For the full article, click here.
Posted by:Jenn -- Saturday, August 16, 2014
Detaching with Love
Posted by:Jenn--Monday, August 11, 2014
Posted by:Jenn -- Monday, August 11, 2014
A Mother's Letter to Her Son
Posted by:Jenn--Monday, August 04, 2014
Here is a quote from the letter to her son:
Posted by:Jenn -- Monday, August 04, 2014
Dangers of Liquid Nicotine
Posted by:Jenn--Sunday, July 27, 2014
Tiny amounts, whether ingested or absorbed through the skin, can cause vomiting and seizures and even be lethal.
Toxicologists warn that e-liquids pose a significant risk to public health, particularly to children, who may be drawn to their bright colors and fragrant flavorings like cherry, chocolate and bubble gum. A teaspoon of even highly diluted e-liquid can kill a small child.
Posted by:Jenn -- Sunday, July 27, 2014
It's a Long Way Down!
Posted by:Jenn--Monday, July 21, 2014
Abby, you are our hero(ine)! Wonder if rappelling down a building is listed in the book "101 Natural Highs"?
Posted by:Jenn -- Monday, July 21, 2014
101 Natural Highs
Posted by:Jenn--Wednesday, July 16, 2014
"101 Natural Highs is a treasure trove of ideas that bring joy, meaning and enjoyment into anyone's life."
"Engaging, not too long, and a reminder that there is so much a person can do without drugs or alcohol."Read More......
Posted by:Jenn -- Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Our Story - Max, Mel, Michael & David
Posted by:Jenn--Friday, July 11, 2014
Posted by:Jenn -- Friday, July 11, 2014
Developing Intimacy within your Family
Posted by:Jenn--Sunday, July 06, 2014
“Intimacy is a dance. It deepens or is eroded by every interaction we have. The good news is that every interaction you have is a chance to shift onto a positive track and deepen your connection to your loved ones.”
Posted by:Jenn -- Sunday, July 06, 2014
Shatterproof Rappelling Event in Pgh Rescheduled
Posted by:Jenn--Friday, July 04, 2014
For the initial blog posting about this event, check out this link.
Posted by:Jenn -- Friday, July 04, 2014
7 Drugs that can Kill Kids in a Single Pill
Posted by:Jenn--Saturday, June 28, 2014
- heart pills
- muscle rubs
- prescription pain medications
- aspirin and oil of wintergreen
- depression drugs
- topical blood pressure patches, eye drops, and nasal sprays
- diabetes drugs
Posted by:Jenn -- Saturday, June 28, 2014
Have a Story to Share?
Posted by:Jenn--Thursday, June 19, 2014
Send your story to email@example.com.
Posted by:Jenn -- Thursday, June 19, 2014
Happy Father's Day!
Posted by:Jenn--Thursday, June 12, 2014
~ Mark Twain, "Old Times on the Mississippi", Atlantic Monthly, 1874
He's never one to boast
He just goes on quietly working
For those he loves the most
His dreams are seldom spoken
His wants are very few
And most of the time his worries
Will go unspoken too
He's there.... A firm foundation
Through all our storms of life
A sturdy hand to hold to
In times of stress and strife
A true friend we can turn to
When times are good or bad
One of our greatest blessings,
The man that we call Dad.
Posted by:Jenn -- Thursday, June 12, 2014
5 Love Languages for Teenagers
Posted by:Jenn--Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Posted by:Jenn -- Wednesday, June 04, 2014