Care to Change https://www.caretochange.org Sat, 11 Jan 2020 00:15:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 Trauma-informed classrooms and test scores https://www.caretochange.org/trauma-informed-classrooms-and-test-scores/ https://www.caretochange.org/trauma-informed-classrooms-and-test-scores/#respond Thu, 09 Jan 2020 19:04:47 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=3548 Teachers do amazing work every day. Students walk into their classrooms with a limited amount of knowledge, and after a semester or a year with the teacher, what they know is dramatically greater and they’re prepared to learn even more. That’s even more amazing when you consider that the average teacher works with a group […]

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Healthy congregations need healthy leaders https://www.caretochange.org/healthy-congregations-need-healthy-leaders/ https://www.caretochange.org/healthy-congregations-need-healthy-leaders/#respond Thu, 09 Jan 2020 19:03:36 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=3546 The spiel you hear every time you fly includes a good lesson for church leaders. It’s when the flight attendant briefs you about the oxygen masks and says, “If you’re traveling with children or someone who needs assistance, be sure to put your own mask on first before helping them.” That makes sense, because if […]

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Corporate goals and mental health https://www.caretochange.org/corporate-goals-and-mental-health/ https://www.caretochange.org/corporate-goals-and-mental-health/#respond Thu, 09 Jan 2020 19:02:44 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=3544 Today’s business owners and managers face a constant battle to achieve more. We’re often judged by factors such as employee productivity and turnover, so we’re constantly seeking strategies that can give them an edge and enhance their ability to meet goals. There’s one factor that can have a remarkable effect on issues such as productivity, […]

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Anxiety- and depression-busters for women https://www.caretochange.org/anxiety-and-depression-busters-for-women/ https://www.caretochange.org/anxiety-and-depression-busters-for-women/#respond Thu, 09 Jan 2020 19:01:26 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=3542 Feeling anxious? Feeling a bit blue? Nearly everyone deals with feelings of anxiety and depression from time to time. In some cases, those feelings can be so overwhelming that the best answer is sitting down with a professional counselor to get down to the cause and identify strategies for getting better. But whether you’re seeing a […]

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Making 2020 a great new year for your blended family https://www.caretochange.org/making-2020-a-great-new-year-for-your-blended-family/ https://www.caretochange.org/making-2020-a-great-new-year-for-your-blended-family/#respond Thu, 09 Jan 2020 19:00:24 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=3540 By this time of year most of us have given thought to what we’d like to accomplish. If you’re the parent of a recently blended family, I’m willing to bet that strengthening your relationships with your spouse and children are on that list — and probably near the top of intentions. Never feel ashamed about […]

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Better parenting: it’s never too late https://www.caretochange.org/better-parenting-its-never-too-late/ https://www.caretochange.org/better-parenting-its-never-too-late/#respond Thu, 09 Jan 2020 18:58:54 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=3538 “We made so many mistakes when our kids were little, and I’m afraid we’re paying the price now. Our relationship with them isn’t what we’d hoped for, and I can’t imagine what they’ll be like as teenagers. Is it too late for us to do something?” Every new parent quickly learns that kids don’t come […]

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Starting fresh in 2020 https://www.caretochange.org/starting-fresh-in-2020/ https://www.caretochange.org/starting-fresh-in-2020/#respond Thu, 09 Jan 2020 18:57:31 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=3536 This is the time of year when many people have made New Year’s resolutions. Most have the best of intentions, but few resolutions actually become reality. Are there little changes we can make that will make a big difference, especially related to stress? There are several, but let’s talk about a couple. One specific goal […]

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Leader’s lines: Over 1,000 served https://www.caretochange.org/leaders-lines-over-1000-served/ https://www.caretochange.org/leaders-lines-over-1000-served/#respond Thu, 09 Jan 2020 18:56:42 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=3534 Last year, we served our 1,000th family since opening, and at this rate, we’ll serve the next 1,000 in even less time. That number is both gratifying and humbling. It’s gratifying because we know we’ve helped people through some of life’s most challenging moments. But most of all, it’s humbling knowing all these people have […]

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Will this ever go away? https://www.caretochange.org/will-this-ever-go-away/ https://www.caretochange.org/will-this-ever-go-away/#respond Thu, 09 Jan 2020 13:59:50 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=3028 Desperation and tears filled her eyes. She started to speak, shook her head almost imperceptibly, and paused for moment to collect her thoughts. Then she looked up and me and asked, “Will this ever go away? Will there ever come a day when I stop waking up in the middle of the night remembering everything? […]

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“Go to hell,” I said https://www.caretochange.org/go-to-hell-i-said/ https://www.caretochange.org/go-to-hell-i-said/#respond Sun, 29 Dec 2019 13:54:48 +0000 https://www.caretochange.org/?p=3026 That’s right. “Go to hell,” I said. Maybe you’ve had an argument that ends with similar words. It’s the kind of argument that happens daily, but is typically only discussed with a very best friend or maybe a therapist. But it happened to me on Christmas Eve. Let me set up the scenario for you. […]

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