Angela Ponivas

Conflict can have good outcomes

What do you think of when you hear the word “conflict?” Does it make you cringe? Perhaps you think of a dispute from the past that didn’t go well? Is it something you look f ...

Helping wellness by providing clean diapers

Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center is considered a local diaper bank. Last year, Huggies gave Lighthouse 100,000 diapers and these diapers were distributed to low-inc ...

Wellness can be guided by "The Serenity Prayer"

No matter what your religious beliefs, most of us have heard ?The Serenity Prayer? at one point in life. This prayer offers 24 words to wellness and never were there more true word ...

Mental illness affects one in four adults

May is considered Mental Health Awareness Month. The purpose of this designation is to advance the voices of those affected by mental illness. It is estimated that one in four a ...

Staying involved in life

Recently, my father-in-law fell down in his home and needed to go into the hospital for a few days. As I visited him, I was in a unit of the hospital that had many elderly people w ...

Failing can be turned into success

As 2012 approaches, many residents will begin to make their New Year’s resolutions. If you are anything like me, you will begin the year with great goals and intentions but ine ...

It’s easy to help others this holiday season and every season

Have you ever read the book or seen the movie “A Christmas Carol?” It’s the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, written by Charles Dickens in 1843. Although written in 1843, it has s ...

Acknowledge your feelings during the holidays

The holidays are upon us, and though the season is supposed to be a time of cheer, there are many who will feel lonely and depressed, particularly those who are newly single due t ...

Lighthouse teaching how to create a vision and mission statement for families

Do you sometimes feel that life did not turn out as you had hoped? Do you feel like you should be happy but you are not? If so, you’ve reached a point in life that many of us ...

Help prevent teen suicides

In recent months, Lincoln has had three young people “allegedly” commit suicide. For this reason, I think it is important to share some facts, signs and appropriate responses ...