Sometimes life breaks us. We put so much effort into our careers, our relationships, our marriages, our education, that when they fail, as we know they sometimes do, we can feel that all that effort was a waste. All the former beauty of something cherished is now gone. But, through every struggle we face we… Read More Beauty in the Broken
“Language shapes our behavior and each word we use is imbued with multitudes of personal meaning. The right words spoken in the right way can bring us love, money and respect, while the wrong words – or even the right words spoken in the wrong way – can lead a country to war. We must… Read More The Secrets to Mind Awareness Communication
Words can make a huge impact on your entire life. In fact, the vocabulary you use can have a deep impact on your emotions, thoughts, and actions. Words are often internal representations of how people feel and that is how words spoken by others are perceived by our brains. Our words become us and who… Read More The Impact of Words
In 1979 as I graduated from high school, I witnessed the painful divorce of my parents. I knew my parents loved my brother and me, but their inability to work through their emotions and communicate with each other was so painful for us. Their anger was like a cancer that spread through our family and… Read More Change Your Words, Change Your Life
Divorce can be hard on the whole family, especially children. Research has shown that divorce is an adverse childhood experience (ACE) that leads to toxic stress in children’s lives and contributes to poor health and risky behavior in later life. However, focusing on loving your children wholeheartedly and building their resilience can stave off the effects of ACEs.… Read More What about our children? – Building Resilience in the Face of the ACE of Divorce
Welcome to The Costello Center Blog! This blog will provide you with tools, information, and support during moments of transition and the emotional struggles we all face from time to time in our lives. Each post draws on the experience and training of our diverse team of counselors, therapists, psychiatrist, life coaches, and tutors to serve as resources to you in many difficult times.… Read More Welcome!