Blog

27 Aug

Tips for Talking to Kids About Tragedy

Ferguson. Newtown. Earthquakes. Robin Williams.  It's hard to know what to say, how to say it and when to say it, especially when trying to explain difficult topics to little minds. Here are some things to be mindful of when trying to make sense of… Read More

22 Aug

The Kids are Fine….I’m Still Adjusting

My fifteen year old daughter has had a summer filled with new adventures. I put her on a train to the Big City where she took a class, lived in a dorm, and navigated with a transit map. In a few days I will take… Read More

19 Aug

Fall: A Season of Change and Transitioning

Although television commercials have been announcing the return of Fall since mid-summer, it is finally undeniable that the season is changing. This change can mean a lot of different things for different people. For those who love the summer it may be sad to think… Read More

18 Aug

Farewell To Robin Williams

Once again we are faced with another celebrity’s untimely tragic death. Robin Williams’ suicide at the age of 63 last weekend reminds us of the tragic consequences of the double difficulty between depression and substance abuse. Mr. Williams’ long history of addiction is well chronicled;… Read More

14 Aug

Importance of Relationships when Coping with Depression

The passing of Robin Williams has opened the door to many conversations about depression. Even if I were to read every article ever written about Robin Williams and to watch every interview he did, despite years of experience and training, I would not claim to… Read More

12 Aug

Countdown to Kindergarten-5 Easy Steps to Ease the Transition

So, your young child has graduated from pre-school and will soon be attending Kindergarten. Or perhaps your child did not attend pre-school and they are preparing for their first significant block of time away from you. First of all, Congratulations Mom and Dad! You have… Read More

7 Aug

Ebola Outbreak: Managing Our Fears

Managing fear and anxiety at home in the shadow of the Ebola epidemic abroad can be a daunting task for some. Many people in the U.S. live with compromised immune systems and fear contagious diseases which can be devastating and possibly fatal. This recent Washington… Read More

30 Jul

The Art of Grief

Lately we have heard of the tragic deaths of hundreds of people from all over the world. Many of their bodies will never be found or returned to their loved ones for a proper burial and memorial. Grieving families may never really know what actually… Read More

30 Jul

Why Humans Are Bad At Shopping

Research shows that we often make irrational choices, and many times these "bad" choices are made at the mall or while shopping online. Knowing the psychological science behind your shopping habits can help you be more aware and make better decisions in the stores -… Read More

17 Jul

Taking on the Challenge of Inevitable Change

Change is always there waiting for us and sometimes it’s a rough ride on a bad road...... "What? This isn't arthritis? You mean there's something growing inside the bone in my leg?" That was not a happy day for me, an active baby-boomer... But the need to… Read More