Entries by Triston Morgan

Dear Mom by Kurt Attaway, MA, LMFTA

Dear Mom, First, let me say, “Thank You!” In case you have not heard it today, I want to remind you that you have a significant impact on the ones around you. Second, let me encourage you to receive the “thank you.” Allow yourself to breathe deep the reality of your role. You are loving, […]

The Pursuit of Happiness by Dr. Mike Olson

As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I was trained to assess, diagnose and treat mental and emotional illnesses in individuals, as well as relational patterns/problems in couples and families. The standard reference for classifying diseases (nosology) is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-V)(1). This manual provides a standard system […]

Balance by Jamie Porter

Lately, I have been challenged to find balance. This wasn’t by any particular person’s request or by a class requirement, but by a chain of events that redirected focus onto myself. What exactly is balance? How does one achieve it? Why is it so important? And how do you do it? Balance is defined by […]

Birds and Bees (Sexting) and Smartphones by Dr. Jeff Temple

Adolescence is often described as a period of storm and stress – where children begin separating from parents, establishing their own identities, and discovering their sexuality. This development into junior adulthood coincides with myriad hormonal, physical, and emotional changes. In short, adolescence is difficult, overwhelming, and taxing. The fact that most kids make it through […]