The Way You Love Your Child is Key to Their Mental Health The way you love your child is the most significant factor in determining his or her mental health. One-third of children between 3-17 years of age in America have at least one mental health problem. So it may be present in your [...]
Three Ways to Make Bad Feelings Less Sticky Every client I have worked with shares their despair that their bad feelings won’t go away, and that nothing they do makes it better. Getting distracted for a while by being busy; sleeping; vegetating in front of a screen or immersing yourself in a job doesn’t [...]
Ever wonder why you end up fired up with a new years resolution, only to feel defeated a few weeks later? It's usually because you are coming from a place of "should" rather than authentic desire. The 'should' has a built in failure mechanism, where as the natural desire makes it a breeze.
Marriage Conflict Escalates in Times of Corona Virus Lock Down Marriage conflict exists in the best of times, but during the enforced ‘stay at home’ orders, couples are thrown into a place of uncertainty that neither can control, nor reassure one and other about. The threat of getting sick, passing it on to family if [...]
Stress Eating, Being overweight and Depression Stress eating, depression and being overweight results in hopelessness, helplessness, and hiatus. Stress eating, being overweight and depression begin in childhood, alters your hormonal balance including insulin, propelling you into a trifecta of depression, dis-empowerment and despair. Stress eating, being overweight and depression starts in childhood and continues into [...]
Is a Need for Approval Killing Your Talents and Creative Energy? Do you have an overwhelming need for approval from family, friends and colleagues? Does a need for approval make you anxious when it’s unpredictable? Maybe you have panic attacks, or heartburn when you try hard and don’t succeed in getting your need for approval [...]
Self-Defeating Behaviors Lead to Depression The term ‘Self-Defeating behaviors’ sounds ridiculous doesn’t it? Why would anyone want to defeat themselves? What’s in it for someone to go against their interests? Who wants to feel like a failure by engaging in self-defeating behaviors? What could possibly be worth feeling sucked dry of energy, motivation and self-esteem [...]
Meryl woke up often through the night with abdominal pain and cramping. During the day she often felt bloated and uncomfortable. It messed with her appetite and eating routines. The constant tenderness in her gut made her afraid of going outside her home and work place. She worried about being near rest rooms. She was embarrassed about leaving events frequently to visit the rest room with no apparent relief. She never told anyone and pretended all was well.