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Relationships, Parenting, and Emotional Wellness

September 16, 2019

In most countries the older you are, the more prestige and respect you assume. This is not true in the United States. In fact, depression, loneliness, and a lack of self-worth are part of the aging experience for many. Some of this is self-induced. People get stuck in...

March 11, 2019

No matter how long you’ve been with your partner or how secure you are in your relationship, excessive work takes a toll on your relationship. It comes up in my clinical work often; many partners complain they’re married to a workaholic. This causes emotional stress on...

March 5, 2018

I attended a conference recently for corporations trying to handle the increase in burnout and stress-related health problems among their employees. I was astounded to hear numerous managers complaining about their best employees leaving. When good employees walk out t...

August 31, 2017

Everyone has experienced workplace stress, but almost every day you hear at least three stories of someone losing it due to the pressure. With increased demands, feeling more undervalued and unappreciated, you begin to ask yourself why I am doing this job. Stress incre...

July 30, 2017

No matter where you work or who you live with, you’ll experience conflict. This is especially true mid-summer; as temperatures rise, so do our tempers. Not to mention there are new transitions happening at home. In mid to late summer you begin thinking about the kids g...

May 14, 2017

In our picture-perfect social media world that features air-brushed faces and heavily-edited photographs, it’s difficult to believe any of the people you see or read about have ever felt like failures. Yet, Olympic athletes, scientists, celebrities, visionary genius, a...

January 16, 2017

Everyone wishes they had what they wanted, but wishing doesn’t make dreams come true. Persistently working toward your dream each day is what success is made of. Below are suggestions to encourage you to making your dreams come true.

  1. You have to name your dream and...

January 8, 2017

It’s a new year and you’re hoping to resolve the past with unreasonable people and work it out. However, that’s not going to happen no matter how hard you try. Unreasonable people are unreasonable and that means you cannot reason with them; but, you can still find peac...

October 17, 2016

With more and more time spent at work it’s become common to have a work spouse. This person has usually gone through ups and downs of your typical work day, listened to you vent about unreasonable colleagues and more than likely has seen you at your worst; angry and cr...

October 3, 2016

On October 5th we celebrate World Teachers Day. A day recognized since 1994 to commemorate teachers and teacher organizations to ensure the needs of future generations will be met by teachers. Everything that happens to a child at home and in the classroom or playgroun...

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