Start the New Year with Activate Simi Valley

Join us on Thursday, Jan. 10 at the Simi Valley Family YMCA, as they kick off this year’s Activate program with a health fair. We’ll be there, along with other health and medical providers. Activate is a great program that will help you jump start healthy eating and living in 2013. Learn more from our blog post or go to .

New Year, New Outlook, Even When Things Are Tough

For many people, 2012 was a tough year.  Here Deborah Tucker shares some thoughts about beginning the New Year with gratitude, acceptance, and a peaceful approach to accomplishing new goals.

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"I'll take away everything until he gets an A!"

 Dr. Shiro Torquato, licensed clinical psychologist, has some great pointers on why taking away your child's "stuff" when they get bad grades might not be an effective strategy.  Read the article to see if your child's situation might benefit from some different reactions on your part.                       photo from Microsoft clipart

Play Therapy: A Great Way to Help Kids

Have you ever wondered what Play Therapy is all about? Maureen Kaye, licensed marriage and family therapist, specializes in utilizing play therapy and sand tray work to help children work through emotional issues. You can learn more about it at her page at the Families Counseling website.