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Here Come The Holidays

Here Come The Holidays

Originally posted on Psychology Today Estrangement from family members is so common that Wikipedia lists a definitionfor it. It only takes one unhappy person to cause estrangement in a family. Estrangement often hurts because we know, from Norman Rockwell paintings,...

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In Search of Cracks

In Search of Cracks

Originally posted on Psychology Today by Marty Nemko, Ph.D. Especially when trying to solve a big problem, it's easy to miss a crack of opportunity, a tiny opening in a small window.. Perhaps these examples will help you stay alert to them so you can widen or at least...

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Trust: It’s Not Too Late To Love

Trust: It’s Not Too Late To Love

Originally posted on Psychology Today by Duana C. Welch Ph.D. I am two years old. I know I don't look it. But I am two years old, and my ears hurt. The pain is terrible. My mother has picked me up. She is walking the floors with me, holding me tenderly, patting my...

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Why Are Kids So Anxious These Days?

Why Are Kids So Anxious These Days?

Originally posted on Psychology Today. What’s happening to our kids? Why are so many anxious, withdrawn, and on medications? Is it a good thing that kids are talking about how they feel, or have they become too focused on what’s wrong with them and ignoring the...

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Your Child and Sports

Your Child and Sports

Originally posted on Psychology Today by Marty Nemko My parents wouldn't let me play Little League baseball because they thought I might hurt my fingers. (I play the piano.) Too bad. The odds of something really bad happening were tiny but the odds of my enjoying and...

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7 Things Happy Couples Do

7 Things Happy Couples Do

Originally posted on Psychology Today by Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein Why is it that some couples happily go the distance and so many others throw in the relationship towel along the way? The answer is that relationship happiness does not occur by accident. Happy couples...

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4 Ways To Set Your Boundaries Straight

4 Ways To Set Your Boundaries Straight

Originally posted on Psychology Today by Mariana Bockarova Ph.D Madeline had always prided herself in being a "nice girl". As a young child, she was taught that being kind to others was a virtue, so she grew up paying special attention to the positive feedback she...

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7 Simple Ways to Make It a Better Day

7 Simple Ways to Make It a Better Day

Originally posted on Psychology Today by Samantha Boardman, M.D. When someone visits a psychiatrist for the first time, it’s usually at an inflection point: Something big has happened, is happening, or is about to happen. Helping patients navigate their way through...

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How to Help Someone With Anxiety

How to Help Someone With Anxiety

Originally posted on Psychology Today by Alice Boyes, Ph.D. Helping someone with anxiety can be intimidating.  Often the anxious person feels completely overwhelmed by their anxiety, especially if they experience panic attacks or find themselves gripped by anxious...

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Decision-Making Difficulties?

Decision-Making Difficulties?

Originally posted on Psychology Today by Tina Gilbertson, LPC While getting a facial from a student at a beauty school the other day, I overheard a conversation between another student and her client. “Would you like me to tell you what I’m doing as we go through your...

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