How to Handle Stress When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

By , ReNew Director| May 6th, 2020|

The Gunter house has been a little crazy in the last few weeks. When homeschooling started for my oldest child, my youngest had one molar that was just breaking through with the other molar just about there. It has been a battle of wills between the boys and me on what needs to be done [...]

5 Tips for Dealing With Grief

By , ReNew Director| April 23rd, 2020|

Grief, ugh, that word sounds horrible, and we want to avoid it. We typically associate the dreaded “g” word with loss of life, but it’s so much more than that. Grief is the process of honoring something or someone we loved that we lost. It’s the processing of what we thought would or should be [...]

How to Cope With Anxiety and Fear During the Pandemic

By , ReNew Director| March 19th, 2020|

It’s hard to turn on the TV or scroll though social media without triggering anxiety or fear right now. The world is in a state of chaos, there is so much unknown, and we are all feeling it. Everyone has felt anxiety before, but many are feeling it for the first time in a big [...]

Fighting Fair During the Coronavirus Quarantine

By , ReNew Director| March 19th, 2020|

Because we are spending a lot of time in our homes practicing social distancing, the chances of experiencing conflict are pretty high. Whether it’s with your spouse, children and teenagers, or roommates, it’s probably going to happen. And because we still want to be around each other when the pandemic is over, we need to [...]

The Truth About Teens and Anxiety

By , ReNew Director| January 8th, 2020|

Recognizing Anxiety in Teens “I’m really struggling right now, but when I say something to my parents, they say I'm just being dramatic or that it’s part of being a teenager...why don’t they get it?”   Unfortunately, statements similar to this one have become pretty common among teenagers. There seems to be a struggle between what the teen feels [...]

How Domestic Violence Impacts Our Community

By , ReNew Director| October 25th, 2018|

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which first began in 1981 and was started by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence as a Day of Unity to connect battered women’s advocates across the country. Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse, or relationship abuse) is defined as a pattern of behaviors [...]