The Quest Project: Structure

With The Quest Project: Foundation in place, it was time for the structure to take shape.  To do that, the research continued and The Quest Project continued to evolve. Structure: Rite of Passage Gestalt-Group Therapy Group therapy is a  technique manifested as a group of people which meet with a pre-established frequency to share experiences,…

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Parents: Time for a “System” Check-Up?

Systems are all around us.  We have stereo systems, navigation systems, computer systems; the human body is a system! Periodically they ALL require a check-up and maintenance. A “system” is: a set of things working together as parts of a mechanism or an interconnecting network

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The Quest Project-Year in Review

Greetings and Happy Holidays to you all!  The Quest Project® is a labor of love, this year was filled with accomplishments and growth.  With your continued dedication and support, together we will help our boys grow into healthy, happy young men. A Year in Review The year started with the publication of “Generation of Men-How…

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#1 Parenting Tip: Be an Effective Team!

Did you see the movie “Oblivion?”  It came out in 2013 and starred Tom Cruise.  “Jack” and his partner were tasked with “post-apocalyptic” missions; everyday they were asked to answer this question from headquarters “are you still an effective team?” Teamwork Makes the Dream Work! When I counsel couples one of the exercises we go…

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Economically Undesirable Men?

An article published in the Journal of Family and Marriage titled “Mismatches in the Marriage Market” published last month has fired me up; and my hope is it fires you up too! The article addresses what it calls a shortage of “economically attractive” unmarried men….according to unmarried women!  Unmarried women find the available men undesirable…

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Lights-Camera-Action!

Peter McGennis is a filmmaker/producer from New York.  He is underway with the filming of his new documentary “Within Reach (working title).”  He invited me and The Quest Project to be a part of this very exciting new film!  It was an experience I’ll never forget! Here’s a Glimpse Here are a few fun photos…

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Parenting Tip: Want vs Need

Each week I contemplate the subject matter (the theme) that I feel is the most relevant and helpful to the parents reading my blogs.  This is a sensitive subject; it’s one that I see parents struggle with.  Parents of children at any/all ages.

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Adolescent Boys and Anxiety

Why are so many young boys experiencing anxiety?  As a researcher and facilitator of adolescent boys I am particularly concerned with the number of cases I see. Adolescents Experiencing Anxiety Generally, anxiety is a term used for nervousness, fear, apprehension and worry.  If left untreated, chronic anxiety can lead to obsessive-compulsive behavior.  And typically, but…

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Dr. Clay on “Big 550-KTRS”

I had a very poignant conversation with Jennifer Blome of  The Jennifer and Jay Show.  We talk about my life growing up with an abusive alcoholic father and how it destroyed our relationship.  It took courage, forgiveness and the ability to seek help to turn my life around.  We cover it all in this interview! 

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Beyond Risk & Back Podcast

I recently had a great interview with Aaron Huey, founder of Fire Mountain on his show “Beyond Risk & Back.” Aaron works with “at risk” teens through his residential programs in Colorado. Aaron is a true “man among men!”

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