Archive for FAMILY

  • November 13, 2018

    Staying Connected in Marriage

    By Chad Olson, LMFT, MS   John and Julie Gottman are some of the nation’s top marital researchers and have provided valuable information for couples wanting to know what predicts happiness in marriage. Last year, I was able to attend a conference that they were presenting at and they shared...

  • November 13, 2018

    A New Beginning

    By Max Graf   My first memory of feeling different was sitting in the car with my mom right after seeing Caden Jensen for brain integration. I asked her to give me words to spell, and I spelled them backwards and then forwards. I’d never been able to that before!...

  • September 6, 2018

    Youth Diaries: The Gifts and Challenges of Dyslexia

    By Gracie Hart   At age 6, I started first grade. We were learning to read when I first realized I was different. I started noticing that I was behind with reading and writing compared to other kids. I was slower than my classmates. I thought I was a dumb...

  • September 6, 2018

    Relationship Fitness Coaching

    By Dr. Matt Eschler The year was 1972 in St. George, Utah. I was out of school for the summer. Second grade was behind me. I had all summer to get myself ready for the rigors of third grade! I remember riding my bicycle by myself to Ben Franklin, the...

  • September 6, 2018

    Brain Integration

    By Caden Jensen, Owner of Brainpower of Southern Utah The first time I realized that I had a learning problem was when I was in the first grade. I remember sitting next to a teacher who asked me to do some reading with her. She had selected a book that was,...

  • 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

    Rescued!

    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...

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