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Recognizing the Subtle Anxiety Attack

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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 […]

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When Workplace Competition Gets Out Of Hand

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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 […]

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Managing Your Perfectionism During the Holidays

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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 […]

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9/11 Giving Back and Emotionally Remembering

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Maybe find a clever card to thank your local station firefighters. In 2010 congress declared September 11th the National Day of Service and Remembrance. Each year hundreds remember the tragedy of 9/11, where they were when they experienced the tragedy, images seen, people lost, and lives changed. Therapists have known for years about the “anniversary […]

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Patricia Speaks About Infidelity for Kidsinthehouse.com

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Experiencing an affair is very difficult for parents. Complicated feelings cloud intellect, making it hard to address what is happening with your child. Seeing people in my practice for affairs motivated me to speak about infidelity for Kidsinthehouse.com. In the 6 videos for Kids In The House, I review ways you can talk to you child about what […]

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Patricia Featured in Time Magazine Cover Story

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This week (August 12th issue) find me featured in Time Magazines cover story “Having It All Without Having Children”. A woman has a choice to have children, more and more couples are choosing to remain childless. Read Time’s article to learn what research and experts like myself have to say about this important life decision.

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Summer Time Activity: Dino/Monster/Robot Feet

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Here’s another summer time activity to give you a chance to use art to bond with your child, and maybe to keep them busy! This technique can be used to make dinosaur, monster, or robot feet! As a reminder, it’s important when you use art to keep your child’s development in mind. Appropriate age range […]

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Summer Time Art Activity: Chalk Spray

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Art is a tool parents can use to bond with their child. Ensuring that the art activities you provide for your child are age appropriate is important. If a child’s development is too ahead of a project they will be bored. Excessive boredom leads to insecurity and disinterest. If a child’s developmental abilities are too […]

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Sneak Peak Book Review: Having One Child….Or None

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There’s a reason why studies show a decline in happiness when someone becomes a parent, having a child means a loss in freedom. For better or worse, that isn’t an easy adjustment. Therefore being a parent is not for everyone. Making the decision to have one, two, three, or four children should not happen quickly. […]