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Everyone has a different feeling at the end of the school year, and it can change as our roles in life change.  I have always looked forward to the beginning of summer, even though I truly loved school as a student, and enjoyed helping my sons succeed in school, perhaps a little less with the… Read More

1.  Deep “Belly Breathing”.  Try taking 6 to 10 deep breaths.  Put your hand on your belly and imagine filling your belly with breath, rather than your lungs.  This helps you breathe deeply from your diaphragm.  Be sure to fully exhale each time.  You can even exhale with a “whoosh”, forcing the breath out.  It’s… Read More

Recently I read a post that listed several great apps for phones to keep us all safe.  I had never heard of most of them, so it was pretty interesting to learn that my very own phone has a built-in feature that will text my “SOS list” simply by pressing the power button 3 times… Read More

Eventually in life we learn a few things. The things I’ve needed to learn are typically related to the idea that I’ve often got it backward. For instance , I’ve thought that God was testing me because I was trying to get closer to Him, instead of realizing that He was bringing me closer because… Read More

I just saw the best Super Bowl ad ever. It just shows how special dads are. Take a look and see what you think. http://youtu.be/108GQVlfwy8… Read More

Happy New Year!  It’s always nice to get a fresh start.  We at Families Counseling in Simi Valley wish you and your family a wonderful 2015.  Let’s all try to get some downtime and relaxation daily, just like the dog in this picture… Read More

Life can be difficult, and sometimes we get discouraged. So often, our attitude is the result of how we think and on what we choose to focus. Here are seven rules for having a better attitude. Wait to Worry.  What were you worried about last year?  Did any of it really happen?  There are a… Read More

Summer is here and with it the opportunity to take advantage of longer days free of homework. Why not use this summer to build memories of fun times together as a family? Here are 21 ideas to spark your imagination and create some fun in your home. Take the train to the zoo or beach… Read More

Here is a great video that, ironically, should be shared with everyone you know. http://blog.petflow.com/this-is-a-video-everyone-needs-to-see-for-the-first-time-in-my-life-im-speechless/… Read More

This teen gives me hope for the future.  Read her story here, and be inspired.  Talk about making lemonade out of lemons.  I sincerely hope she wins Prom Queen, too… Read More

Here are 2 websites that are fun in different ways, for kids.  One you’ll probably visit over and over again, if you like to do fun things in the kitchen.  It’s called Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons, and is full of fun ideas to try with your children. The other is one of the… Read More

Here’s one of those great stories, not about whether the cup is half-full or half-empty, but instead, what do you fill it with….? A philosophy professor stood before his class with some items in front of him. He wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf… Read More

Are you ready to say good-bye to 2009?  It seems like it’s been a tough year.  In all my years of practice as a therapist, I have never seen so many clients hit hard by financial problems as in this year.  It seemed to come from all sides.  Many lost jobs, others found their businesses… Read More

More than 200 dancers were performing their version of “Do Re Mi”, in the Central Station of Antwerp. with just 2 rehearsals they created this amazing stunt! Those 4 fantastic minutes started the 23 of March 2009, 08:00 AM. It is a promotion stunt for a Belgian television program, where they are looking for someone… Read More

A friend just sent me a link to this wonderful video. It is actually a commericial, but don’t let that put you off. It is one of the most touching messages I’ve seen in a while. I hope you like it… Read More