Be a CHAMPION! Join the Cause to Promote Healthy Relationships & Sexual Safety

WE HAVE A HUGE PROBLEM

Harvey Weinstein. Bill Cosby. Kevin Spacey. Anthony Weiner. Roger Ailes. Bill O’Reilly. Mark Halperin. And the list goes on, and on, and on. The recent, disturbing flood of allegations of sexual misconduct has brought to light the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and abuse at nearly every level of our society. To the hundreds of brave women who have come forward with boldness, we say thank you for your […]

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What Parents Need to Know About Kids & Sexting

When I was a kid, we had, mounted on the wall near the dining table, a rotary-dial phone with a 30’ long cord that seemed to always be twisted into a ball of knotted-up, curly wire. To let my mom know where I was, I had to use my friend’s rotary phone with the twisted cord to call my house’s rotary phone with the twisted cord. But usually, I forgot. Or […]

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“Chewing the Fat” with David Altshuler

OK, so “chewing the fat” may not be the right title. It implies a seemingly never-ending, pointless gab session, and my last visit with David was anything but pointless.

In fact, it was rejuvenating.

David Altshuler is an Educational Consultant based in Miami, FL. He has literally helped thousands of students and families in their academic and emotional-growth needs, and is highly-respected in our field. And, he’s a really good friend.

Several weeks ago, […]

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Practicing Gratitude

Aren’t you glad you have a choice? I know there are times when we feel like we are drowning in negativity, financial woes, health challenges, etc. SO MANY things befall us that are beyond our control (although, some we bring upon ourselves), it sometimes doesn’t seem fair. But we ALWAYS have a choice in our approach to our circumstances. The ancient Greek philosopher, Epictetus, once said that “it’s not what happens […]

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Why Swim in Unsafe Waters?

Not long ago, I took a photo of a shark warning on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier in Southern California.

Initially, I focused only on the specifics of the moment – do you risk it, and paddle out anyway? Do you heed the warning and stay out of the water? I could imagine my younger self getting upset at the warning – I mean, […]

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