Lighthouse column

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 ...

‘Baby blues’ affect as many as 80 percent of new mothers

Although having a baby can be joyous, it can also be scary, stressful and even sad.  There are so many reasons why negative feelings can emerge but perinatal depression is no ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bond with your children this summer

Summer is here and children are now out of school and spending more time with parents and caregivers. This is an opportune time to create magical memories and to build a stronger b ...

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 ...

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 ...

Planning makes days easier

It’s a New Year, and when a new year begins, I feel renewed hope on the inside for what the year may hold. However, I also understand that I can make choices to help it be a be ...