• September 6, 2018

    Foster Parenting: It May Not Be What You Think

    By Amy Bates, foster parent and foster adoptive consultant When I am asked what it’s like to be a foster parent, I always struggle. Should I talk about the overwhelming joy I feel when a child is able to go home to parents who are able to provide him or...

  • July 11, 2018

    An Exceptional High School Experience. No Exceptions.

    By Ellen M. Arch, MD As a Developmental Pediatrician and Clinical Biochemical Geneticist here in Saint George. I know all too well the struggles that today’s young people deal with, both mentally and emotionally. It’s not uncommon for me to meet kids who feel disenfranchised by the education system they...

  • July 10, 2018


    On May 1st at 11:53 P.M. Rescue Alert of Dixie received a “Panic” signal from a customer. Answering the call, the Response Center Attendant announced herself and asked, “Do you need help?” Receiving no response, she asked a second time and heard a very weak and garbled “Help me.” The...

  • May 28, 2018

    Working Their Way Through Recovery

    By Angel Naivalu, MSW   Making Boys into Men – the Old-Fashioned Way. It’s worked for eons of time, and it’s been working well for Greg Kesler, Owner of Life Skills Recovery Ranch, for over 25 years.   Decades ago, Western Horseman Magazine wrote an article about Greg and his...

  • May 12, 2018

    Over the Bridge and up the Hill

    By Lyman Hafen   Not long ago I was invited to an evening gathering of colleagues at a home in the St. George neighborhood of Stone Cliff. As I drove south down River Road toward the bridge spanning the Virgin River, I remembered boyhood rides on my bike coasting down...

  • May 12, 2018

    One Family at a Time

    By Anna DuPree, Board Member, One Family   One Family is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping Southern Utah – one family at a time. There are so many wonderful groups in the world who help people in small ways. It is our goal to make a life changing...

  • March 12, 2018

    Old and New, Tried and True

    Local business serves the Intermountain West for eight decades – and still going strong! By Jones Paint & Glass Staff Harold Jones started Jones Paint & Glass in 1938 after his parents, believing in his vision, took out a $300 loan for Harold, using their furniture as collateral. Eighty years later,...

  • March 12, 2018

    Simple Ways to Improve Mood

    By Alberto Souza, MS, APRN, FNP-C Nurse Practitioner Specialist, Medical Director at Centers for Couples and Families We all have those days when it feels like we woke up on the wrong side of the bed. For whatever reason, we are just in a bad mood. Often times these bad...

  • March 12, 2018

    Blooming Love

    How to create and cultivate your love garden By Dr. Matt Eschler, PhD, LMFT – Centers for Couples and Families I am pretty certain that we all hope for a juicy fun, passionate, loving relationship with our lovers! The relationships that maintain a spark and continue to bloom and blossom...

  • March 10, 2018

    The Forgotten Children of Incarcerated Fathers

    By Kelly B. Kendall The sound of slamming metal doors with automatic locks is deafening. It’s a sound I will never get used, no matter how many times I enter to facilitate InsideOut Dad® classes. It is not only loud, it echoes through the concrete hallways like nothing I have...

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