Bethany Genebacher

Coping With Grief, One Year Later

Last April, I lost my mom to cancer. She was too young to die at 60. She was funny and sassy and my mom through and through. So much has happened in the last year, grandchildren got older, one started high school, one kindergarten, holidays passed, I had a milestone...

Affects of Addiction on the Family

                            “My family is my strength and my weakness” Aishwarya Rai Addiction affects millions of families a year. Millions. An addict/ alcoholic’s (I will use the work addict from here on out because to cover every substance...

The Key to Effective Parenting

  Dr. Brene Brown writes about Wholehearted Parenting in her book, Daring Greatly: How the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent and lead. I highly recommend this book and I am going to try to summarize how to be a wholehearted parent from Dr. Brown’s book, along...

Taking the Stress Out of the Holidays

With the holiday quickly approaching it seems like the perfect time to discuss coping with holiday stressors and enjoying the holidays the way they were meant to be. So often we get caught up in the “Hallmark holiday extravaganza” and forget why we have this time of year. First we...

Mental Health

According to the SAMHSA website (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration): “September is Recovery Month. Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders, celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that...

My Kids Are Driving Me Crazy!!!!!!

About halfway into summer vacation, parents start mentioning “my kids are driving me crazy!” Then, they list out what their children are doing (or not doing) to make them crazy–not picking up wrappers from snacks, dishes all over the house, clothes gathered around the laundry basket instead of being in...