Author Archive | Diana Clark

The Family Effect: Advice for Mom’s who Lives are Effected by Substance Abuse

In May, we are turning focus onto the unique challenges mothers face in the world of recovery.  Being a mother and having to deal with a child or loved one with addiction is a challenge on many, many levels.  In the spirit of Mother’s Day we will examine some advice for Mothers who have loved […]

The Ins and Outs of New Years Resolutions: Strategies for Achieving your Goal

The start of a New Year represents a new beginning and for a lot of people a time to start practicing newer better habits.  Theses declarations of change usually take the form of a New Years resolution.  However, New Year’s resolutions are often broad overarching goals and can be fraught with disappointment and unrealized expectations. We resolve to be our perfect, thinner, kinder and more productive selves […]

The Hurdle of Entitlement

Joe is a charming 30-year-old man who after graduating from college, returned to his hometown and began working for his family business. Unbeknownst to his parents, he returned with an addiction to opiates and for the last several years he has held his family hostage to his disorder. He rarely goes to work, yet expects […]

Is My Child Ready For College?

Every year at this time high school seniors await news from college admissions departments. Parents are almost as worried as their children after the months, sometimes years, of college preparatory activities. Focusing on the academic demands and extracurricular activities that appeal to college admission departments may cause parents to avoid looking at their child’s readiness to navigate […]