Losing Our Men for “Peace”

I wrote this many years ago and I just discovered it as I live in mourning widowhood. My Great Love, Jack Waldenmaier, passed away of cancer on January 7th. It’s as if I wrote it this week. Losing Our Men for “Peace” When our men are killed, We are left with the existential loneliness of […]

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 […]

The Connection Between Stress and Disease

MIND & BODY ~ INSEPARABLE: Here, I share a brilliant and practical lecture by one of our most articulate pioneers, Dr. Gabor Maté on The Connection Between Stress and Disease. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajo3xkhTbfo This lecture was posted one week ago on August 15, 2019! I have the good fortune to be viewer number 9,163 and to give […]

2019 ~ Speaking

My NSA-NT Member Power Portrait for 2019 Heather Carlile, MA, LPC-S heathercarlile.com heather@heathercarlile.com 214-636-5889 Topics: Mentoring a Generation in five subjects. PURPOSE: Mentoring for Mission ~ ReWriting Your Future COUPLES: Mentoring for Marriage ~ Designer Marriage FAMILY: Mentoring for Parenting ~ Keeping Our Teens On Track HARDSHIPS: Mentoring for Healing ~ Knowing & Preventing OuchRage […]

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. […]

My First Google + Hangout

My first Google + Hangout broadcast is at 7:30 tonight. It’s free to anyone who has a Google + Page. A special opportunity came via an email from Dr. Kathy McDonald, a colleague and professor who attended my workshop at the TCA Conference on “Childhood Role Models: The Gifts and the Curses in the Childhood […]

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 […]

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 […]