Everything I Needed to Know About Recovery—I first Had the Opportunity to Learn in Little League

Everything needed to know about recovery - Little league baseball mitt

VELVET STEELE Everything I Needed to Know About Recovery—I first Had the Opportunity to Learn in Little League By KEN WELLS, LPC Life is rooted in community which is about bonding in relationships. Bonding is strongest within communities where values are forged, convictions are cemented and care for one another is formed. When bonds are......

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Mother Guilt/Mother Shame: Stop the Madness

Good enough Mom with her daughters

On a weekly basis, I meet with women in my therapy practice who feel like they are not good moms. When I explore this with them, I find that in contrast to their feelings of failure, they are doing a really good job. Their children are thriving: They do well in school, they have friends,......

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My Child Saw Pornography

My Child Saw Pornography

Annmarie Lange discusses the growing challenge many parents face in her article “My Child Saw Pornography, What Should I Do?“ More and more young children are using the internet unsupervised. Lack of supervision leads to accidental exposure and misconceptions of love. Lange offers several great tips and considerations if you and your child are faced......

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Are You Listening?

Are You Listening?

Over a two week period, my wife and three of my children expressed frustration with number of questions I was asking. The expressions included all the non-verbals: eye rolls, sighs, and wagging heads. Finally, after a particularly aggravating evening of late night homework, my youngest erupted, “Stop! Asking! Questions!” I wish I could say I......

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Velvet Steel

Velvet Steel

VELVET STEELE By KEN WELLS, LPC   “Nobody ever beat themselves up to a better place”   As a parent of kids who played Little League baseball, I experienced the importance of being gentle with the kids who played the game. I watched kids cry when they struck out and feel devastated when their team......

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The Prima Donna Makeover

The Prima Donna Makeover

VELVET STEELE The Prima Donna Makeover By KEN WELLS, LPC   “I’m on a Drug. It’s called Charlie Sheen”—Charlie Sheen “Everything I ever needed to know about recovery from addiction began with a Little League type experience”—Ken Wells There is a certain mark of hubris which characterizes life in addiction. In many ways the essence of addiction......

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Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why and Talking With Your Child

Netflix 13 Reasons Why Talking With Your Child

  A cautionary warning to parents regarding the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, and recommendations for their children. Article by Cynthia Shaheen, Principal, Horizon Honors Secondary School. Recommendations by our PCS Psychologist, Dr. Gloria Gilbert. Your child’s safety is always at the forefront of my mind. Last week a new Netflix series debuted that has caused......

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Addicted to Porn: Chasing the Cardboard Butterfly

Addicted to Porn Chasing the Cardboard Butterfly

PCS invites the residents of the Valley of the Sun to a free screening of the new documentary film Addicted to Porn: Chasing the Cardboard Butterfly addressing the challenging ordeal of pornography addiction. Filmmaker Justin Hunt has established himself as a proficient producer of groundbreaking documentaries such as American Meth (meth addiction epidemic in America)......

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