Dealing with Family Trauma Around the Holidays

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Dealing with Family Trauma Around the Holidays

The holidays are often a complex time for many people. On the one hand, there is a sense of joy in the air, while on the other hand, sorrow and grief because of either a loss or dysfunctional family dynamic. The following are some ways you can deal with family trauma around the holidays. Have an Escape Plan It’s important...[ read more ]

COVID-19 and Parenting

What a time to be alive! Not many of us had any idea to prepare for a pandemic within our lifetime, yet here we are. These new changes are creating new tasks and a way of life for us. If you are a parent during this time, whether new or old, you are facing a multitude of different realities that...[ read more ]

Staying Intimate during the Pandemic

It may feel these days as though you and your partner are ready to rip each other apart as we are all quarantined in our homes. This is NORMAL. Here is my survival guide on how to remain sane and loving with each other in close quarters. 1. Remind yourself that this quarantine is only temporary While it feels as...[ read more ]

How to Talk to an Angry Teenager

It's well known that the teen years are the most trying time for parents. It may seem like their rebellion is personal, and that they're determined to make your home life miserable; but in reality, this is a natural process. Your teenager is maturing both physically and emotionally, and their brain is still developing. When their frontal cortex develops in...[ read more ]

5 Empowering Mantras for Women Dealing with Workplace Disenfranchisement

As spiritual exercises like meditation and yoga rise in popularity, the concept of mantras has become more familiar. A mantra is a phrase you use in meditation to help you focus and create an intent that will be a positive driving force in your life. As you repeat the mantra during meditation, either out loud or in quiet thought, you’re...[ read more ]

Padres Solteros

¿Lo que ha sucedido? La crianza de un solo hijo puede ser muy desafiante y puede venir de cualquier dirección, como la pérdida de un cónyuge hasta la muerte, la pérdida de un cónyuge para el divorcio, la decisión de adoptar o tener un hijo biológico sin pareja. Todas estas dinámicas impactan cómo nos criamos. La dificultad a menudo está...[ read more ]

Alzheimer’s and Havoc on the Family/ Alzheimer y Estragos en la Familia

Being a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer's can be devastating. It's a gradual erasure of memories for the patient and a constant reminder of a life of memories lost for the caregiver. Coping with Alzheimer's is much easier if you know how to navigate the stormy seas of this disease. Talking to someone who's been there and adjusting along the...[ read more ]

Keeping Blended Families Together And Making it Work

Blending families is not as simple as the Brady Bunch TV show portrayed it to be by solving all problems within an hour.  Families have blended throughout history and it’s never been easy. But now, we can learn from experiences of others who have successfully parented a step child or perhaps a teenager who thought he had no need of...[ read more ]



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