Dealing Constructively With Marital Conflict
"The main problem with conflict in a marriage is not that we are at odds with each other but rather the way we go about trying to resolve it. Here are the three most common and ineffective ways conflict is handled in marriages:" More...
To Age with Joy, Be True to Yourself
"Did you know that sociologists have suggested several theories about how people "should" grow older in society? The first major theory popped up in 1961 and was called disengagement theory. Sounds pretty awful, doesn't it? That's because it was. This theory (and remember the era during which it was developed) described aging as an inevitable, universal process of mutual withdrawal of the individual and society from each other. Yikes!" More...
Eight Ways to Take Care of Yourself During a Health Crisis
"Receiving a medical diagnosis we didn't expect is never easy. In fact, it can be downright terrifying until we wrap our minds around what is happening. When a health crisis strikes, it's easy to forget to take care of ourselves. However, self-care is paramount if we are going to cope effectively and make good health care choices. Here are eight ways to take care of yourself during a health crisis:" More...
Postpartum Depression, Neurotransmitters, and Nutrition
"Like other forms of depression, postpartum depression (PPD) is often associated with a neurotransmitter imbalance. Many new mothers with PPD have low serotonin or norepinephrine levels in the brain that are aggravated by nutritional deficiencies. Scientists have found that proper nutrition is essential for the production of neurotransmitters." More...
How To Reduce Your Child's Texting While Improving Parent/Child Communication
"Here's a question I was recently asked and I share it here along with a response to help parents who may be struggling with the same issues: My 14 and 16-year-old kids are constantly texting their friends. We bought them phones so we could stay in touch when we're apart. But they are so preoccupied with texting their friends, we barely communicate with each other anymore. Any suggestions of how we can reduce the texting while improving our communication?" More...
It's Not Only Okay to Reach Out During a Health Crisis - It's Recommended
"For most of us, a health crisis is one of our worst nightmares. Whether it involves an accident or an unexpected diagnosis, the common denominator among health crises is that we are blindsided by them. We might feel helpless, anxious, fearful, angry, or confused. But even though each health crisis is different, one thing is true about all of them. They shouldn't have to be faced alone." More...
I'm a Bully, I'm a Bully: I'm a Bully, You're a Nerdie - Part II
"For a Health Fair at the US Patent & Trademark Office, exhibitors (of which I was one) were asked to come up with activities for the children accompanying their parents, that is, the PTO employees. My activity was helping the kids - ages ten to teens - write their own Resiliency Raps. I also thought I'd better be a role model. So here is my latest effort, a subject that, alas, too many kids can relate to - bullying! I wrote this Rap using language and imagery that, hopefully, can span the age spectrum. " More...
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