My wife and I both value our sleep, and neither one of us are night owls, so when our first son was born, we both agreed to share night duties as far as diaper changes, feedings, and wake-ups go. We survived, but now that our second son is here, I was once again reminded just…

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Part of being resilient is realizing that none of us ever really knows where we are in the big picture of life. Moments which feel like failure right now may turn out to be positive stepping-stones in a much larger process. In the middle of what feels like a disaster, we may be learning valuable…

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  Anne moved from California to Salt Lake City, Utah in time to start Junior High at a new school. She was the new girl in the neighborhood and was nervous about her school and making new friends. She was very shy and unsure of herself, despite being an ‘A’ student. A few weeks after…

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  Several years ago, my telephone rang at 2:00 a.m. Etiquette tells us that it’s not polite to call someone at 2:00 a.m. unless it’s an emergency and never if you are drunk. This call wasn’t an emergency and in fact I didn’t even know the guy and my reaction was not typical for me.…

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On September 29th and 30th, Cal and Anne presented for the Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists in their annual conference. The theme of the conference this year was, “Integration: Mind, Body, and Spirit.” Their presentation was entitled, “Family Resiliency: Helping families find the courage to fail forward.”  It was designed to fortify families through difficult circumstances.…

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