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Family Therapy | Family Relationships

Read inspiring stories of families healing, families meeting and families reuniting.

Family relationships can be complex, and siblings, children or parents can hold grudges for many years, but it’s heartening to hear stories of forgiveness and resolution.

If family is important to you, this section will speak to your heart. Who knows? You might even find that reading this is like family therapy for yourself!

Gary Numan On Overcoming Adversity In The Music Industry

Gary Numan On Overcoming Adversity In The Music Industry

How Gary Numan Keeps Rising Up After Setbacks, And How We Can Too... By Michael Nova Gary Anthony James Webb, more commonly known as Gary Numan, is somewhat of a legend in the Electronic music industry, having influenced such artists as Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails, Kanye West,  Prince, Foo Fighters and many more. He is widely considered one of the pioneers of industrial music. He first gained prominence as lead singer of the new wave band Tubeway Army, and then as a solo artist releasing The Pleasure Principle in 1979. His number-one hit singles "Are "Friends" Electric?" and "Cars" are considered classics, and while Gary's peak of popularity occurred in the 1970s and 1980s, his following remains strong more than 30 years later. This is not your typical music artist interview. For fans of the artist, we hope this interview gives you deeper insight into Gary's background and ...
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Rags to Riches Story Proves That The American Dream Still Exists

Rags to Riches Story Proves That The American Dream Still Exists

How Founder Of Fit Body Boot Camp Went From Poor And Homeless To Successful Businessman. Growing up in USSR-ruled Armenia during the 1970s, Bedros Keulilan lived a lifestyle centered on the farfetched ideal of the American Dream. His father, who lived a relatively comfortable life in the Communist Party, saved his money with the goal of declaring his family as political refuges in Italy. After arriving in Italy, Bedros’ family then traveled to America, but minus all of their savings, which they had used just to escape. Bedros’ parents and siblings started a tailoring business to support themselves. Still, Bedros often found himself digging through dumpsters for food to feed the entire family. Through these early experiences, Bedros absorbed the value of hard work. He knew that despite his family’s hardships, he was fortunate to be in America.  In high school, Bedros figured he would become a mechanic, as he ...
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Volunteer Vacation To Help Children In Nepal Recovering From Disaster

Family Overcomes Adversity By Creating Post-Disaster Volunteer Vacation Program. A  young entrepreneur who selflessly uses his many talents to help others is Sujan Pariyar, a civil engineering student from Nepal. But to get where he’s at today, Pariyar had to overcome a mountain of challenges, including a civil war in his own country, as well as a long-term separation from his father while his father worked in the Congo to facilitate peace negotiations in that war-torn country. Now he runs a non-profit organization called INXCHAN, offering volunteer vacations to help vulnerable, orphaned and underprivileged kids. Here’s his incredible story: CLICK PLAY To hear the featured musical soundtrack to this interview by the music group, X: THC.   So, you grew up in Nepal with a civil war erupting all around you. How did you cope with that challenge?   I came to Kathmandu with my mom and sister from Lamjung ...
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How Can We Stop Bullying In Schools? A Mother's Loss Of Her Son Leads To Acts Of Kindness

How Can We Stop Bullying In Schools? A Mother’s Loss Of Her Son Leads To Acts Of Kindness

Anti- Bullying Program Started By Mother After Losing Her Son To Bullying Makes A Difference It is often said that the loss of a child is the greatest loss we can experience in our lifetime. For Jacki James, the tragic loss of her son Peyton, led her to establish an organization, Kindness Matters, that has brought the importance of kindness to over 13,000 students nationwide. Three years ago, Peyton James was 13 years old when he took his life . After many years of being bullied, he couldn't take it any more. But his legacy is Kindness Matters. Peyton's mother, Jacki James now runs the organization, which offers the Kindness Matters presentations to schools all over the U.S., helping children see how powerful their words can be, and how those words can change a life with just a simple act of kindness. Unfortunately, Peyton's story is not unique. Suicide is ...
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A Music Industry Success Story - Billy Amendola On The Importance Of Being Grateful

A Music Industry Success Story – Billy Amendola On The Importance Of Being Grateful

Billy Amendola is not only the editor at large of Modern Drummer Magazine, but he is also a musician himself. He is a well-known studio musician and as a member of the 70's disco band Mantus, achieved worldwide success. The band charted three Top-10 dance singles and toured the U.S., Canada, and Europe.   As a studio drummer, Billy also was one of the first to combine acoustic and electronic drums in the United States, and he received a triple platinum record award for playing on Debbie Gibson's smash hits "Only In My Dreams" and "Shake Your Love." Mantus reunited recently and has just released their new album,  EST-1976.    I've personally known Billy for many years. He and I played in a band together over a decade ago, and we've remained close friends ever since, so I was able to get him to open up and talk about a ...
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