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Mary and Bill are arguing again. Mary hates how she feels when conflict happens. She wants to retreat, run or hide, or simply  avoid. Too often, she chooses to avoid, but is this a good idea? For the most part, […]

Holidays can prove to be challenging when it comes to fighting addictions. For those who struggle with food problems and binge eating, New Year’s Eve and day can prove most difficult. Food abounds and is the focus of celebration. Both […]

Stress? It can make or break that holiday enjoyment. Not feeling the joy of the season because there is too much to do! Or maybe you are overwhelmed by the number parties and activities to attend. Watch and get a […]

I’ve heard my daughter say that having a brother has helped her understand men. She feels comfortable being around men her age, in part, due to being raised with a brother. We know from previous research that having opposite sex siblings […]

I’ve been keeping a gratitude journal for the past weeks. Each day, I write down 3 things for which I am thankful. Focusing on gratitude changes a person. If you want to know how, watch my blog to learn about […]

Friendships! Do we nurture, appreciate and take care of them? Having a friend you can count on is priceless, so perhaps we should pay attention to those important relationships that bring so much to our lives. The other day I […]

When you want to be socially engaged and yet are finding it difficult to do so, you can feel lonely. And when you feel lonely, you tend to isolate and interpret peoples’ actions as negative towards you. The brain actually […]

Trust is the foundation of any healthy relationship. The key to building trust is to know the other person’s world and reliably respond to it. Do what you say. Keep your promises. A second component of building trust involves empathy. […]

Most of us know the feeling of procrastination. It often goes like this: I know I have to complete that project by the end of week. Nothing in me wants to do it. I’ll go to the gym. Exercise will relax […]

Are you easily angered? Do you have a low tolerance for frustration. Does any little thing annoy and frustrate you? Are you tired of feeling out of control? If so, consider this. Some children seem to be born more edgy […]