On any given day, more than 440,000 children live in foster care in the United States. The children in foster care spend an average of two years in care and rarely remain in the same home during that time. Sadly, some of the homes they are placed in provide an environment that is no better than the environment from which they were removed. Jam...

How to Recognize Abuse in a Relationship

In a 1938 stage play written by Patrick Hamilton, a husband mysteriously disappears each evening. When his wife grows anxious about his behavior and questions him about it, he brushes it off and claims she doesn’t know what she’s talking about. And then he reminds her of several other ways in which she’s been acting crazy lately...

Three Strategies for Turning a Challenge into a Triumph

In two recent episodes of the Emotions Mentor podcast , I had the privilege of talking with individuals who once found themselves in the mires of addiction but have done the hard work to crawl up from rock bottom and turn their lives around. Today both women take others like them under their wings and walk them through the addiction rec...