Articles by Mary Jo

Relationships, Parenting, and Emotional Wellness

November 30, 2016

Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Years Eve are just around the corner. For the majority of couples that means lots of together time. For individuals who have found a special someone that usually means going home and sharing dinner together with mom, dad, family and friends...

November 28, 2016

A large part of my practice is seeing clients who have been recently divorced. It’s painful and includes panic attacks, body aches, insomnia, and many symptoms that are similar to post-traumatic stress disorder. This is the reality of divorce even though society tries...

November 24, 2016

We all know the warm feeling we get from thanking someone and making them feel good, but new research shows that gratitude physically helps you and the person you’re grateful for. Clinical research found that gratitude lowers blood pressure, improves immune function, a...

November 20, 2016

I didn't marry you because you were perfect. I didn't even
marry you because I loved you. I married you because you
gave me a promise. That promise made up for your faults.
And the promise I gave you made up for mine. Two imperfect
people got married and it was the pro...

November 19, 2016

No one considers the effects of chronic illness on their relationship, but those who live with illness can tell you there is a big change. The sooner couples talk about their fear, anger, confusion and guilt to the more support and increase in intimacy they’ll experien...

November 14, 2016

If you’re feeling shaken after the election and more uncertain than you’ve ever felt, you’re not alone. Many felt they had certainty in the future and were sure their candidate would win. In your personal life, you may be facing uncertainty as well; an unexpected illne...

November 2, 2016

When we talk about menopause we think of older women, hot flashes, irritability, night sweats, and a miserable time. Those symptoms are a reality for many women during this time. However, not all women experience the physical symptoms.  An estimated 6,000 women in the...

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