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How to Talk to a Loved One About Their Anger

Anger is a normal emotion; one that everyone experiences from time to time, and one that’s healthy when expressed appropriately. However, for some people, anger is an emotion they express far too frequently, and in harmful and hurtful ways. Their anger gets out of control, and begins to seriously affect their life negatively. If you have a loved one whose...[ read more ]

Get Some Sleep! 5 Tips for Busting Through Your Insomnia

If you find yourself struggling to fall or stay asleep, you’re not alone. Insomnia, the chronic inability to get sufficient sleep, is a common problem affecting millions of Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2014 study, more than a third of Americans aren’t getting enough sleep on a daily basis.With a lack of sleep at the...[ read more ]

Is My Anger Normal, Or Should I Seek Help?

Road rage- political debates- even the recent hubbub about Serena Williams expressing her feelings on the tennis court.  There is a lot of anger in our society and disagreement on what are healthy expressions of anger. When our buttons get pushed it is completely natural to feel angry.  Anger is a normal emotion (it was one of the 5 in...[ read more ]

Are the “5 Stages of Grief” Real?

Are the “5 Stages of Grief” Real? Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance: these are the very well-known five stages of grief as postulated by Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross in her 1969 book On Death and Dying.  At the time of the book’s publication, very little instruction was given in medical school on the subject of death and dying, which...[ read more ]

3 Busted Myths About Recovering Addicts

Addiction is complex. And because of this complexity, there tend to be a lot of opinions, and yes, even myths surrounding it. In my practice, I have spoken to many addicts and loved ones of addicts, and I have found similar questions come up over and over again. Unfortunately, I am also aware that these myths and questions stand in the way...[ read more ]

How to Help Manage a Loved One’s Anxiety

When a friend or loved one suffers from anxiety, it can be intimidating or frustrating trying to help them cope. Panic and anxiety attacks can leave the anxiety sufferer feeling any number of symptoms, and you may feel helpless and unable to support them. Here are some tips to help you manage a loved one’s anxiety.ListenLet your loved one know...[ read more ]

Do I Have PTSD? Recognizing the Signs

As shocking instances of mass shootings continue to occur all over the United States, we often hear people talk about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. Frequently associated with post-war veterans and victims of mass violence, PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that can develop in people who’ve experienced or witnessed a traumatic or life-threatening event. However, there are many other instances...[ read more ]

Feeling Disconnected? Here are 3 Ways to Reconnect

Thanks to Hollywood, many couples have been led to believe the secret to reconnecting and rekindling the passion is through a Caribbean cruise, sports cars, or jewelry. But the reality is, once there’s a disconnect between partners, gifts and vacations simply won’t cut it. It may seem counterintuitive, but love is mended not through grandiose deeds, but through small acts...[ read more ]

Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child

If your child is sensitive to the emotions of others, worrisome and easily overwhelmed by changes or new people and environments, you may have a highly sensitive child. Parenting can be demanding, and parenting a highly sensitive child can present additional challenges. However, with a few simple strategies, you can better manage everyday problems and create a more peaceful home...[ read more ]

How to Help Children when They Hear about Tragedies

How to Help Children when They Hear about Tragedies It’s difficult to know what to do when our kids hear about trauma and natural disasters. The latest research points to the utter futility of being able to shield our children from any form of violence. According to Caroline Knorr, parenting editor for Common Sense Media, an online resource for vetting...[ read more ]



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