September 22, 2017

Isn’t This a Beautiful Tomato Plant?

Good Starts Isn’t this a beautiful tomato plant?  I grew it myself!!!  This has not been my most stellar year in the garden, and this tomato plant is just one victim of my lack […]
August 30, 2017

Help! My Kids Are Leaving the Nest

Are you ready for this time of leaving? Leaving in September: the Early Years For some parents, September is the happiest time of the year. But, the beginning of a school year is not […]
August 7, 2017
Defeated

Feeling defeated? Battling “not good enough?”

Comparison. Perfectionism. Self-criticism. These three traits can lead to increased anxiety, feelings of defeat and a fragile sense of self. No matter your age, ethnicity, job occupation or religious affiliation, if you tend to […]
May 20, 2017

Resist Busy: Find Your Rest

Sitting in the coffee shop, three women were lamenting about being busy. They compared notes about “this time of year,” with the wrap-up parties, the end of the year activities and the high school […]
May 7, 2017

Attachment: Am I Safe with You?

Emotional Bonds of Attachment Attachment theory describes emotional bonds within relationships. Patterns of attachment grow out of early childhood experiences and tend to endure through the lifespan. How we attach to others influences the […]
April 29, 2017

Resilience: Courage To Change

Dr. Salvatore Maddi, a licensed Clinical, Health and Forensic Psychologist, defines resilience as hardiness or the courage to grow from stress. Self-determination and the ability to choose is critical for our mental and emotional health. When tragedy strikes, illness takes a family member, an accident steals health or wholeness; we can feel manipulated by our circumstances and that things are happening around us that are out of our control. This is a horrible feeling.