The NFL and Comissioner Roger Goodell handed down a punishment to NFL player Ray Rice for allegedly knocking out his fiance in an Atlantic City Casino.  Some players have been suspended for 5 games for memorabilia violations, others 4 games for violating the league’s drug policy.  Ray Rice received a suspension of ….. wait for it ….. 2 games!  We discuss the inconsistencies of this decision and why this sends the wrong message to players and society.

Two other resources  supplied by one of our listeners can be found @ and

We also role play a conversation Cathy and I overheard during breakfast – a little girl wanted to share a story with her grandma, but Grandma was in “teaching” mode and missed a big opportunity for connection. We discuss how to listen and communicate with your children so you can both feel heard and appreciated.

The Aspire App for victims of domestic abuse as presented by Dr. Phil.

Other resources:

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Tree of Life Chiropractic Care have some interesting workshops planned.  An outline can be found here.

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