8 SKILLS TO KEEP CONNECTED TO YOUR GRADUATE AFTER THEY LEAVE THE NEST The tissues were packed in purses with care in hopes the tears flowing would not be too much to bear. The meetings, the deadlines, the forms to complete are all checked off. Cap and gown finely pressed hanging at the house. The tickets, oh yes, you needed...[ read more ]

From the seventh-grade hallways to the boardroom, 4 ways being your true self gets you ahead and feels good.

Have you ever truly muzzled your own voice?  I’m talking about downright silencing yourself out of concern others will judge you, understand you incorrectly, or worse laugh at you?  Your insides have words to be expressed but your feelings or thoughts stop them in their tracks.  In the therapy world we use fancy words like “projection” and “self-sabotage.”  In terms...[ read more ]

Four ways overstressed Moms create balance and gain a life

Each and every time you promise one more thing to your child, partner, the school PTA, you push yourself to a place where you don’t even know if you exist. As weeks, months, years go by you realize you no longer feel acknowledged by your name. Instead, you are called “Susie’s mom, “Joe’s wife”, the “chair of the cookie fundraiser.”...[ read more ]

How To Stop Beating Yourself Up

When was the last time you heard from your inner critic? You know, that voice in your head that constantly judges you, puts you down and compares you to others. The one that tells you you’re not good enough or smart enough and says things you would never dream of saying to another person.Now you may think this inner critic, while annoying,...[ read more ]

Why Someone Suffering From Depression Can’t Just ‘Get Over It’

When talking about depression, a lot of people forget that depression is an illness that requires proper attention and treatment. If you’re depressed, it can be incredibly frustrating to hear things like “Just get over it”, “You’re being really dramatic”, “You have to be strong”, “Learn to deal with it”, “Happiness is a choice”. You might start to think of...[ read more ]

Parenting An Angry Teen

Raising a teenager can be one of the most challenging experiences a parent will go through. Teenagers are in an awkward stage, dealing with hormonal changes that are out of their control and a developing brain. They’re awakening to new realizations about themselves and the world around them.Teenage rebellion is a natural phase, however, handling it as a parent is...[ read more ]

3 Ways to Build Intimacy with Your Partner

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is famous for having said, “Into each life some rain must fall,” meaning life is always going to throw us some heartache. This same sentiment can be said about relationships. Into each one some irritability, frustration and overall blah-ness tends to fall.But while it’s common for all couples to go through “the blahs,” you don’t have to...[ read more ]

How to Help Manage a Loved One’s Anxiety

When a friend or loved one suffers from anxiety, it can be intimidating or frustrating trying to help them cope. Panic and anxiety attacks can leave the anxiety sufferer feeling any number of symptoms, and you may feel helpless and unable to support them. Here are some tips to help you manage a loved one’s anxiety.ListenLet your loved one know...[ read more ]

Is Meditation for Me?

As beautiful and joyous as life can be, it can also be plain ol’ stressful. Whether it’s hefty mortgage payments, killer commutes, or bosses who don’t give us the credit we deserve, stress can come at us from all different angles.Surveys have uncovered some pretty disturbing statistics about stress. 33% of people feel they live with extreme stress, while 48%...[ read more ]

Hey, New Dads! Need Some Help Embracing Your New Role?

Fatherhood is more than providing food, shelter and enforcing discipline. Fatherhood is the consistent presence of strength, wisdom and love in your child’s life. Many dads struggle to be more involved in their child’s life, confused by old ideas of gender roles that conflict with their desire to connect and bond with their children.As the idea of family continues to...[ read more ]

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