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Going to Therapy is Not a Sign of Weakness…..

Going to Therapy is Not a Sign of Weakness…..

Therapy is a Sign  Strength! Deciding to engage in psychotherapy or “therapy” is neither an easy decision nor one that should be taken lightly. …

5 Things You Can Do To Create Good Mental Health

5 Things You Can Do To Create Good Mental Health

When You Feel Out of Control We can think about what food we feed our body, but what can we do to create good mental health? The truth is more than …

Walking the Caregiving Walk

Walking the Caregiving Walk

I teach caregivers about taking care of themselves. The past couple of weeks have put me to the test. It started when my sister’s beau had …

A Therapist Ponders Mental Health, Part 2

A Therapist Ponders Mental Health, Part 2

Visit Part 1 of this blog. Socrates is credited with saying, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” I can attest to that! Therapy has …

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Aging Family Members

5 Therapeutic Activities for the Alzheimer’s Care Partners

5 Therapeutic Activities for the Alzheimer’s Care Partners

We often hear about therapeutic activities that are beneficial for the person with Alzheimer’s or another dementia but it’s just as important to consider their care partner – the caregiver. Living successfully …

8 Key Steps to Planning Elder Care

8 Key Steps to Planning Elder Care

I recently saw an interview with Maria Shriver and Rob Lowe talking about how he was blindsided by his aging parents’ care needs. As Ms. Shriver says, this is a subject that affects just about everyone and deserves a …

How Family Dynamics Affects Elder Caregiving

How Family Dynamics Affects Elder Caregiving

Contrary to what might seem like basic reasoning, caregiving for an honored elder can actually be significantly more difficult if you have a close sibling to share the duty with, and much more difficult if you have a …

Managing the Caregiver Crazies

Managing the Caregiver Crazies

Asking for help....... Caregiving takes a toll on emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. Family caregivers tend to be selfless and put their own needs on the back burner to care for their loved ones. …

Divorce

Children of Divorce, One Home to Two

Children of Divorce, One Home to Two

One of the most important parts of the divorce process is figuring out how you and your ex will change your relationship to co-parents of your children. What used to be called “custody” and “visitation” is now …

Divorce Doesn’t Make You………

Divorce Doesn’t Make You………

We live in a culture that prizes marriage and despises divorce. As a result, those who choose to evolve their families through the process of separation are often faced with a heavy dose of guilt and shame. In an effort …

A Divorced Father’s Positive Effects on His Children

A Divorced Father’s Positive Effects on His Children

While it's easy to dwell on the negative side effects of divorce, Father's Day is a time to reflect on positive effects a father has on children of divorce. Fathers are one of the two most important people in a child's …

Divorce, The Tipping Point

Divorce, The Tipping Point

11 Reasons.... According to Malcom Gladwell’s book with the same title, “The Tipping Point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.” I …

Divorced? Think Before Badmouthing Your Ex

Divorced? Think Before Badmouthing Your Ex

3 Things to Consider If your divorced, this will help not only your kids but you as well. Dealing with a difficult ex can multiply the struggles of divorce by tenfold.  At times, the stress can turn one into a …

Keeping the House After Your Divorce, Part 2

Keeping the House After Your Divorce, Part 2

There can be some very good reasons to keep the marital home after your divorce.  For instance, you might want to allow your kids to finish their schooling in that area.  Or providing stability for the family.  But …

3 Keys to Life After Divorce

3 Keys to Life After Divorce

Divorce can leave you feeling down and dazed, wondering what happened and how you can possibly move on.  While it might seem impossible in the beginning, you will eventually find your footing and take small but …

Stepping it up as the Step Parent

Stepping it up as the Step Parent

How many books and articles have been written about the importance of parents who are divorced maintain an amicable relationship for the sake of their children? I Just googled the topic and had 18,700,000 results come …

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