Avoid Holiday Stress - 5 Simple Questions to ask

Avoid Holiday Stress with 5 simple questions

Family | Relationships | Self Improvement

The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, or so we’re told.  For many of us, the holiday season starts a long and arduous holiday stress management tour of duty. But there are ways to minimize holiday stress, especially in regard to attending gatherings. It is wonderful to be invited to holiday gatherings […]

Authenticity and connectedness

Feeling Lonely? Try this ….

Relationships | Self Improvement

  Why in a day and age when we are connected 24/7 to others, do we feel lonely? People report feeling lonely, because they lack real connection with others. Connection that is open, honest and genuine. Being open and honest, isn’t always sexy and may not set the tone of having it “all together” that […]

Family Dinnertime

Bring Back Family Dinnertime

For many, any given weekday evening is spent shuttling children to and from extra curricular activities. Family dinnertime often happens in the car or on the go, leaving very little face time. Certainly activities and extra learning experiences can be fun for our children. In fact, the physical exercise may be important since many children […]

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Aging Parents and Transitioning to Skilled Care

Aging Parents and transitioning to skilled care

Relationships

Aging Parents: Why We Transition Our Loved Ones from Our Home to a Skilled Nursing Facility Today many adults find they are not only taking care of their children, but their aging parents as well. Many of these families discover over time that caring for their loved ones in the home is no longer an option. […]

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Bah Humbug

How to make “The Most Wonderful Time of Year” actually feel that way

Family | Relationships | Self Improvement

For many people, the holidays are their FAVORITE time of the year. There are parties to go to, people to see, gifts to buy, and the chance to see loved ones. But for many more, the holidays feel downright terrible. For those of you that just aren’t feeling that joyous, first know you’re not alone. […]

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Eliminate Negativity

Ideas To Eliminate Negativity In Your Life

Relationships | Self Improvement

It’s common to fall into a funk or to even start feeling depressed, especially as the holiday season approaches. Just thinking about it is enough to send some people into a tailspin! In our practice we spend time with clients talking about how to eliminate things that create a sense of negativity in their lives. […]

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Spring Cleaning – Relationships

Relationships | Self Improvement

It’s springtime and with springtime comes spring-cleaning. Right? You have probably seen one of those checklists that remind you what to do for your house? Listing things like check the sprinkler systems, change your filters etc. Most people are so busy these days that they would forget all about what to do in that regard, […]

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Holidays

How to Survive the Holidays with family

Family | Relationships

10 TIPS FOR SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS (without strangling your relatives) While parts of us become filled with the bliss of decorating, gift giving and seeing the joy on other’s faces, the other part of us begins to break down in a panic stricken sweat while trying to figure out excuses as to how we can avoid […]

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Parenting Young Men Is Not For Wimps

Family | Parenting | Relationships

At any given time, on any given day, the topic of parenting teenage boys dominates my private practice. Parent’s emotions range from victory to defeat. The fact remains, parenting teenage boys is not an easy task, nor for the faint of heart. Here are some basic strategies you can adopt to help survive “The Teenage […]

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When college isn't in the cards

When College Isn’t In The Cards

“YOU WANT TO DO WHAT?!”          –7 alternatives when college isn’t an option.             …a guide for parents of recent high school graduates I have had many parents’ ask me how they should deal with a child who just doesn’t want to go to college, is feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of handling a college […]

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