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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!

Pioneering Indian Pro Basketball Player Inspires a Nation On How to Become Successful

Pioneering Indian Pro Basketball Player Inspires a Nation On How to Become Successful

By Justin Cutler. Santam Singh:  The First Indian-Born Player To Be Drafted in the NBA Hopes To Open Doors For Basketball In His Homeland And Help His Family. Most NBA fans are unfamiliar with the name Satnam Singh. As the 52nd overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft, Singh’s potential is still unknown. However, regardless of what his future in basketball holds, the 21-year-old descendant of India has already made history. Growing up, basketball was much more than a game to Singh. His father, who is almost as tall as Singh, is the head of the village and his biggest supporter. He made Satnam see basketball as a way out of this home village of Ballo Ke, which is a rural area populated by about 700 people. The village is filled with homes that lack basic amenities such as protective windows and heating. Singh comes from a family of wheat ...
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How To Make It In The Music Industry - An Interview With Mark Desvaux

How To Make It In The Music Industry – An Interview With Mark Desvaux

As a serial entrepreneur, Mark Desvaux ran several successful businesses and moved on to the music industry, where he released two best-selling albums with his music group, Urban Myth Club, performing at the UK's Glastonbury Festival three times, and signing a publishing deal with Warner Bros. Mark is also is is also an author and internationally known speaker, and he has founded several nonprofit organizations, including Foodshare, where he inspired 7,500 school children to grow and donate produce to local charities. When Mark speaks of the interactions he has with his own children, he asks a simple question of them each day, in order to empower them. We think you'll enjoy the question and the concept behind it. Mark's diverse life experiences have led him to become a life coach inspiring others, but he had to overcome some adversity to become the success that he is today. Here's our interview ...
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Best Selling Author Explains How To Overcome Addictions And Fear of Intimacy To Heal Our Relationships

Best Selling Author Explains How To Overcome Addictions And Fear of Intimacy To Heal Our Relationships

By Michael Nova and Matthew Le Blanc. Addiction Rehab And Therapy Helped Heal Damaged Family Relationships. Thomas Gagliano is a best-selling author who quit his successful business in order to help others. To achieve this goal, Thomas went back to school and received his MSW at age 51. His first best-selling book, The Problem Was Me: How to End Negative Self-Talk and Take Your Life to a New Level, with Dr. Abraham Twerski  explores how we sabotage our lives because of a fear of intimacy. His second book, Don't Put Your Crap in Your Kid's Diaper: The Clean Up Cost Can Last a Lifetime was released in 2015. Tom is a life coach, published author, and a keynote speaker with a Master’s degree in social work. He also leads both men and women’s groups, and also works with families, so that parents can provide their children the positive messages that ...
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Risking Their Lives For A Life Worth Living: A Survival Story

Risking Their Lives For A Life Worth Living: A Survival Story

By Dana Hall *Parts of this interview have been edited and names have been changed. Special thanks to Devin Wilcox-McCombs for providing information on some of the elements of Kaddyjatou’s story.   To call the past few years challenging would be an understatement for Kaddyjatou Fatty. Born and raised in the Gambia, the former hairdresser fled her home country after she and her husband became subjected to public scrutiny and violence.   Born and raised in the Gambia, Kaddyjatou met her future husband, Lamin, while living in her hometown. The two quickly fell in love and decided to get married, excited to embark on the rest of their lives together.    The Gambia is home to eight different ethnicities, all of whom maintain reasonable peace with one another. Certain groups are more traditional than others, which is where the problems began for Kaddyjatou and Lamin.   Kaddyjatou is Mandinka, while ...
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Family Alcoholism And Homelessness Didn't Stop Dabo Swinney From Becoming A Winner

Family Alcoholism And Homelessness Didn’t Stop Dabo Swinney From Becoming A Winner

College Football Coach Wins National Championship After Overcoming Tumultuous Childhood According to almost everyone,  the Alabama Crimson Tide had one of the greatest defenses in college football history,  and for the 2017 NCAA national championship game, they were favored to beat the Clemson Tigers, but history had something else in store for us. Now, after the game has taken place, AGAIN according to almost everyone, the game is being called one of the greatest in the history of college football. In last year's championship game, the 13-1 Alabama Crimson Tide beat the previously undefeated Clemson Tigers 45–40, so this was a rematch of these two heavyweight teams, meeting again in the championship game for the second straight year. The game was close in the second half, and like a heavyweight boxing match, the two teams slugged each other mercilessly, looking for the knockout blow. Alabama TE OJ Howard took Freshman ...
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