Fun for Families

Family Activities Recipes I’m on the quest for family activities recipes. Here are some trusted sources: books, websites and organizations. If you have more ideas for me, I would be delighted to share them and add them to my list. Just email me at heather@heathercarlile.com. Thank you! Here are two books which are loaded with […]

Nurturing Our Humanity

Riane Eisler and Douglas Fry have provided us with a description of the world cultures built on goodness rather than conflict in their book, “Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives and Future.” I received my pre-publishing order in September and it ‘follows me around the house.’ This is my favorite […]

Mentoring a Generation

Mentoring a Generation Connecting the Dots of Life The Artful Use of Vast Information We are starting a generation based on the artful use of vast information and the focused implementation of schooled abilities in order to build a healthy life. PURPOSE: Mentoring for Mission Mentoring a Generation’s Identity ~ MAGI. Seven Building Blocks of a Healthy Life. […]

The Demise of Guys?

In our concern with raising healthy boys, Dr. Philip Zimbardo’s TED.com video puts it succinctly: “So today, I want us to reflect on the demise of guys. Guys are flaming out academically; they’re wiping out socially with girls and sexually with women…I think it’s excessive Internet use in general, excessive video gaming, excessive new access […]

TCA Conference Workshop on Teens

Whew! I’m home from the annual Texas Counseling Association Conference in Galveston. I presented a half-day workshop for some very devoted school counselors. TCA scheduled me to teach my most-requested topic: “Keeping Our Teens On Track: What Recent Research Teaches Us.”  I always love sharing this information…there’s so much that is so rich, practical and […]

Complicated Bereavement/Grief and Anger in Children & Youth

    Thank you to the Denton ISD for hiring me to present one of the topics I offered at the last TCA School Counselors Conference in Galveston. And thank you, also, to my two interns, EJ Ijeoma Agada who is finishing her UNT degree in Wellness Promotion and my newest LPC Intern, Kelly King, […]

What to Do When Children are Angry – It’s Grief and Loss

As with most of us, anger begins with frustration…with  saying, “No!” We care about something, we want something…we don’t want something. COMPLICATED BEREAVEMENT: Most of the children brought to me for help with too much anger are stuck in grief. We call this Complicated Bereavement or an inability to let go of  something in the […]

My Heartfelt Message to Teenagers: Seek & Explore

Adolescence, the newest research shows, is from 13 to 26+. The first Adulthood begins between 28 and 30. A mother of babies ages 1 and 3 called me this week for marriage counseling. She’s 23. Her husband, 24, called me today to cancel, he refuses – he’s not ready. They’ve been together 7 years, he’s […]

My New Website for Marriage Counseling and Individual Counseling

Welcome to my New Website for both Marriage Counseling and Individual Counseling: heathercarlile.com We’re still working on it, but it’s already packed with lots of useful information about what makes a marriage successful and how individuals can design healthy  lifestyles. As always, I’m happy to chat with you by phone about any of your concerns. […]