angela ponivas

Work daily on maintaining loving relationships with your children

As the parent of a 3-year-old boy, there are times when my husband and I are simply at a loss of how best to respond to certain behavioral issues.  In talking to other pa ...

How to manage our time and improve our health

Life is so very busy.  I hear many people say they hardly have time to stop for even a minute during the day.  A friend of mine recently shared that he didn’ ...

Teach your children how to be grateful and appreciative

Recently, I read that the word “California” means earthly paradise.  I have often thought I was in paradise but I had no idea that this was the meaning of Calif ...

You can learn to set goals

The Lighthouse staff has communicated to me that individuals many times walk through our doors with a multitude of items going on in their lives.  One key to helping the ...

You can make divorce easier on your children

Divorce is a harsh reality for 1.5 million children in the United States.  Some reports indicate California’s divorce rate to be as high as 75 percent, meaning th ...

How to maintain peace and happiness

At the Lighthouse, so many people come to us feeling unhappy, stressed, anxious and overwhelmed.  Most people have good reason to feel those negative feelings because lif ...

Food can positively change your mood

  Lately, there has been lots of discussion on radio and television about the affects of gluten. I never heard of gluten until recently but gluten is a protein composite fou ...

Get help for those who engage in self-injury

  Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center provides counseling services to address varying behaviors that affect people’s health and well-being.  One co ...

Embrace life in the midst of challenges

  Do you remember the movie Forrest Gump? In it, Forrest states, “Life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get.” This meta ...

Holiday humor sometimes needed

The holidays are supposed to be a season of joy and merriment but sometimes what is supposed to be and what is are very different. For some, it will be a struggle to get into the ...