Teens

The Benefits of Forgiveness | Dana West, LCSW

The Benefits of Forgiveness | Dana West, LCSW

Why is forgiveness easy to verbalize but so difficult to express? How many times should I forgive?  Can I distance myself while forgiving someone who hurts me repeatedly? If I forgive too quickly am I a pushover?  Is forgiving truly forgetting? I will never forgive you!  These […]

Substance Abuse Doesn’t Discriminate | Amanda Bynes DUI | Dana Risucci-West, LCSW

Substance Abuse Doesn’t Discriminate | Amanda Bynes DUI | Orlando Substance Abuse Counselor Dana Risucci-West, LCSW Addictions Expert

Picture Perfect?

Some people appear to have it all: good grades, rewarding careers, and loving families. What outsiders may not see behind the near perfect appearance are issues that may be internalized to keep up an image.  The […]

Lindsay Lohan | 3 Tips to Discuss Negative Celebrity Influence on Your Child

It’s no mystery that celebrities in America are intensely scrutinized through constant media attention.  Every movement and action is dissected, analyzed, and mocked by millions of strangers who know nothing about the reality of celebrities’ lives.  Every other day there seems to be a new article about mishaps and accidents in various celebrities’ lives, […]

Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting | Tips to Talk to your Kids | Adam Lanza | Jada Collins

The world stood still for a short moment. News reports described a horrific scene at a Connecticut elementary school. The report stated that a young man in a bulletproof vest forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and opened fire inside two classrooms. According to the Associated Press, the young man was identified […]

9 Parent tips to talk to your kids after a school shooting | Newton Connecticut | Child Expert Jim West

While the details are unraveling about the school shooting in Newton, Connecticut parents around the country are wondering what to say to their kids to make them feel safe at school.  So what can parents say to their kids to make them feel safe?

9 Parent Tips to Talk to your Kids after a School […]

Body Image HERO? Stella Boonshoft | Bikini Picture | Social Media Phenomenon

Body Image HERO: Stella Boonshoft | Bikini Picture |Social Media Phenomenon | Inner Beauty Coaching Tips Orlando Lake Mary Clermont Florida

Eighteen-year-old Stella Boonshoft stood in her dorm-room and did the unthinkable…or at least that what our American culture would perceive to be the ‘unthinkable’. Full-figured Boonshoft posed in her bra and panties, beaming with a […]