Archive for June, 2010

What is Good listening skill?

Sometimes it is difficult to be a good listener to a hurting friend.  We identify with them and want to fix the problem. It takes time and skill to be an effective listener.  It is important to stay present and not feign listening. There are times when the listener is waiting for their friend to […]

The Power of Forgiveness

Forgiveness has more power than any medicine I know or will ever be discovered. As much as some people might believe that forgiveness is a sign of weakness, in fact it is a sign of strength that will promote one’s life expectancy.  For those who read or believe in the Bible, Prophet Nehemiah says, “Every […]

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Compare and Contrast – Individuation and Collectiveness

Growing up in two different cultures has given me great opportunity to compare and contrast clinical issues that would not have been done effectively. The remarkable involvement of the family in the child creates a person who has deeply internalized the prospects of elders, culture, and religion. One is not raised primarily to live for […]

happy father’s day

Being a responsible father is not running away from the responsibility. This day or all days should be a special day for fathers who stood by their children through good times and bad times. Fathers play an important role in any child’s life but for those children who grew up without fathers, I hope there  […]

Human uniqueness

Our lives are shaped and constituted by the stories of our culture – past ages which live through us and make us aware, blind, competent, and incompetent within. Stories that make us believe things that may not necessarily make sense to others.  Growing up, my grandmother used to tell us stories of a beautiful girl […]

Sexual violence against women is wrong

Sexual violence against women by anyone is always wrong. Sexual assault and abuse is any type of sexual activity that you do not agree to. Sexual assault can be verbal, visual, or anything that forces a person to join in unwanted sexual contact or attention – examples are looks, actions, gestures, voyeurism, exhibitionism, incest and […]

The joy of graduation

I attended one of my foster children’s high school graduation yesterday. Watching her walk with her classmates was  sensational- an emotion that cannot be described with words.  I attended one of my daughter’s high school graduation at La Mirada high school in 1999, not sure if she had that same joy that this kid had yesterday. […]

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