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What Moms Mean to their Children

What Moms Mean to their Children

The attachment between a mother and her child begins before the baby is born. From conception, a mother starts visualizing her newborn, modifies her lifestyle to care for the fetus, and starts attuning to her body’s signals that naturally change during pregnancy. Upon birth, most mothers change their priorities. They refocus concerns about their own […]

Gary Chapman’s 5 Love Languages

Gary Chapman’s 5 Love Languages

Some people believe in a soul mate. When they find that person there is intense passion, attraction and also feelings of vulnerability. These emotions initially unite two people. But with time, the excitement dwindles and couples often forget how to recreate their initial chemistry. Part of maintaining your soul mate’s hunger for your love involves […]

Helping Hands

Helping Hands

American culture values self-sufficiency. We learn at a young age to only ask a teacher, coach or counselor for help when it’s critically and imminently needed. While encouraging independence is valuable, we need to place more emphasis on human interaction and the importance of seeking help. Many people feel embarrassed to ask for help and […]

Minimizing Stress and Taking Care of the Caretaker

Minimizing Stress and Taking Care of the Caretaker

As a parent, do you ever feel like your life is devoted to others and that there is little time for you to do anything you find enjoyable? Are you constantly pulled in different directions? Parents are expected to manage work, children, a spouse, extracurricular activities, doctor appointments, grocery shopping, cleaning and much more. The […]

Catastrophic Thinking: the Negative Impacts

Catastrophic Thinking: the Negative Impacts

Too often people use words like never, forever, always and impossible. These words can be harmful and are often related to all-or-none (and sometimes catastrophic) thinking. Extreme and catastrophic thinking may be related to poor physical conditions and social experiences. For example, a 2015 study assessed catastrophic thinking in patients with distal radial fractures and […]

The Three States of Mind

The Three States of Mind

Decisions are made constantly. They may be as important as the person you choose to marry or as simple as what to eat. Regardless of what the decision is, you need to be mindful of the thought process utilized when coming to those decisions. Dialectical behavioral therapy teaches people about the three states of mind:  […]

A Life Worth Living

A Life Worth Living

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart,” Helen Keller nobly expressed. She desired a human connection and learned how to read, write and speak despite being deaf and blind. She made her life worth living. Why is this important? While most […]

Voices Heard When Others are Silenced

Voices Heard When Others are Silenced

It is hard for people to unite. People fear differences, change and a world where they may be an outcast in a sea of homogeneity. But children learning to embrace one another, irrespective of their race, religion, gender, sexuality or abilities are some of the most important lessons that parents can teach. When differences divide, […]

Parenting an Adolescent

Parenting an Adolescent

During adolescence children strive for independence. They flee from the nuances of childhood and simultaneously ignore the responsibilities of adulthood. If they make a mistake, they expect parents to rescue them; but when they accomplish something great, they take full credit. Naturally, this lends itself to friction between parents and their adolescent children. Adolescents often […]

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