Dealing with Halloween Fears & Memories in Children Halloween is right around the corner, and is inescapable for most children and adults. While it certainly is a time for kids, more and more Halloween has become an adult holiday. This interest from adults changes the dynamic drastically, and can make things much scarier for children. […]
Recently I was quoted in ThriveWorks new article entitled “This is the most depressing day of the year – here’s how you can protect yourself on Blue Monday”. Blue Monday is the 3rd January of the month. The holidays and vacations are over, possible remorse on spending sinks in, and the colder grey weather can […]
Can being a pet owner help prepare you for parenthood? I was recently asked that question for an article on Romper entitled “The One Surprising Benefit Of Having Pets Will Make You Adopt A Dog ASAP”. While I would never advise someone to get a pet so they can prepare for parenthood, I have seen […]
Here is my most recent guest post for The Good Men Project, Preferring Electric Shock to the Shock of Being Alone. A recent study by psychologist Timothy Wilson and his colleagues at U.Va. showed results that 67% of male participants choose to engage in electric shock versus be with their own thoughts. Upon hearing the results of this […]
My new article in Elephant Journal has posted. Read how the World Cup opens up our emotional and physical memories of our youth. Paying attention can be a change for growth and change.
While a marriage might stop after an affair, if the couple has children parenting together doesn’t. Kids In The House asked me to talk about the subject of parenting and infidelity. Staying together after an affair
Today Elephant Journal posted my article Language of Love: For Yourself. There are specific vocabulary you can stop to using to increase kindness to yourself and more tolerance for your imperfections. Read the article to learn more.
While anxiety is a necessity for people to some extent, heightened anxious systems cause physical damage and impact life choices, making it important that they don’t go untreated. The problem is, is that symptoms associated with anxiety attacks can be subtle, making them difficult to recognize and causing them to go untreated for years. The […]
Competition in the workplace is common; in fact competition everywhere is a normality. But, there is a line where competition threatens productivity and is no longer a helpful resource, this is when workplace competition gets out of hand. It is well known that competition is a behavior connected to envy. Envy or the emotional experience […]
Heightened emotions make the holidays a challenging time. A range of intense feelings occur at once, joy and happiness can simultaneously exist with sadness and frustration. Having multiple feeling states is not always easy; it increases stress and self-hurting defenses. One hurtful defense often experienced during the holidays is perfectionism. Perfectionism is the motivation to […]