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Reducing Vulnerability to Negative Emotions

With a change in season, people often experience a change in their vulnerability for negative emotions. Being that there are many things outside of our control as it relates to stuff that impact our mood (traffic, news, and weather just to name a few), it is important that we put as much effort as possible […]

By |November 13th, 2015|dbt|0 Comments

Domestic Violence

It’s sometimes difficult to tell the difference between a relationship that’s unhealthy or dysfunctional, as opposed to a relationship that’s abusive.  Unfortunately, many people misinterpret signs and symptoms of domestic violence, or or turn away with the belief that “it’s none of my business”.  Domestic violence is serious and sometimes fatal, and it’s something we […]

By |November 6th, 2015|Abuse|0 Comments

What does my favorite mask hide?

Halloween is around the corner! As kids all over the world are getting ready for trick or treating and picking out costumes.. It is a good time to ask yourself, What is my favorite mask? A Minions one? Spiderman? A mask that will hide my authentic self from the world?

During childhood, the Halloween Masks we wore […]

By |October 30th, 2015|Addiction|0 Comments

Kids and Lying

Paul Ekman, Ph.D. in 1989 devoted an entire book, called Why Kids Lie, to this topic. For some of his date, he drew form a landmark study, the largest one ever done, which was conducted in the 1920s by psychologists Hugh Hartshorne and Mark May. For a more up-to-date (2009) review of the research, there […]

By |October 25th, 2015|Children and Families|0 Comments

What Temperature Is Your Ice Cream?

I often say that you have to have your whole bowl of ice cream before you have your cherry on top, referring to how it’s important to have a sense of yourself, who you are, and what you want before you introduce a relationship into your life. It’s a romantic notion to feel as though […]

By |October 2nd, 2015|anxiety|0 Comments

The Healing Power of Laughter

Studies have shown that there are many positive outcomes for people that laugh on a regular basis. Because of the various benefits, health professionals have begun to incorporate humor into the treatment of patients. The study of laughter as a treatment for physiological and mental illnesses is called gelotology and doctors and physiatrists are now […]

By |September 25th, 2015|Benefits|0 Comments

Beating Bedtime Battles

Many a parent struggles through bedtime with their child wondering “How many hours of sleep does she need?”, How do I get him to just go to sleep?”, “What do other parents do?” Other parents often wonder and yell, tuck their child in, read just one more story or fall asleep in the bed with […]

By |September 18th, 2015|Battles|0 Comments

Back to School – 10 Tips to Ease the Transition

10 Quick Back To School Tips For Parents and Kids

Summer is coming to a close and even if kids want to forget that school exists, you can’t miss all the ‘Back to School Sale’ signs in stores. There are several ways to ease the transition:

1. Talk to your child about going back to school. Focus […]

By |September 4th, 2015|Child|0 Comments

Microbiota and our Health

Just in the past ten years (a short time in the progression in the biological sciences) a new understanding has arisen of the vital role played by the microbial population in and on our bodies. A new book called 10% Human by Alanna Cole explains this new outlook in very understandable terms. She picked the […]

By |August 28th, 2015|autoimmune diseases|0 Comments

The process of self abandonment: Where did my voice go?

Recently, I heard someone say, “If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.” It made me think of how often people just ‘go with the flow’ without vocalizing their opinion or feelings about things in order to avoid confrontation. Certainly there is time to be the bigger person and “pick your battles” […]

By |August 14th, 2015|Depression|0 Comments