Articles by Mary Jo

Relationships, Parenting, and Emotional Wellness

February 27, 2017

Working with obese patients has been eye-opening to the stigma they face in their daily lives. In a culture where thin is highly valued, career promotions, dating, and travel are limited due to your size. It’s no wonder that anxiety, depression, and addictions are high...

February 20, 2017

Watch this segment on Fox 26!

Does it lately seem like the only news is bad news? Whether you’re reading Facebook posts, Twitter tweets, listening to the radio, or watching television, it seems to be everywhere. Even a night out with friends has turned into talk about f...

February 13, 2017

It’s easy to feel frustrated and a little down when your coupled friends are telling you about their Valentine’s Day plans. Although it doesn’t seem to bother you any other time of the year, there’s something about Valentine’s Day that makes you feel nostalgic or alone...

January 5, 2017

The worst thing about the holidays is having the “blues” after they’re over. The excitement of Santa, Hanukkah, wonderful meals, and family gatherings all mean one thing: when it is over you’re going to go back to your old boring routine and be in the same place you we...

January 1, 2017

For many people, this year is an especially daunting one to face. Perhaps you’re feeling drained or fearful of the year ahead. The past year was filled with politics, stress, distressful rhetoric, and an uncanny sense of being separate as a country, community, and fami...

January 1, 2017

Everyone I know is on a health food kick, and membership at the gym increases every January. Keeping yourself healthy is important, and going for daily workouts and eating clean, nutritious food is medicine for the body, but what about our thinking? Emotional anxiety a...

December 22, 2016

If you’re like most parents, the week before Christmas is a buzz with your little one’s (and maybe your not-so-little one’s) holiday excitement. Letters to Santa and gift guessing is fun, but Christmas can take on an attitude of “me, me, me” if we’re not careful.


December 19, 2016

For most of us the holiday season is an exciting time of the year. You go to more parties and school activities and socialize more than you do any other time of the year. You may be the jolliest person at work or the life of the party, but for some people that all ends...

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 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...

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