Our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors don’t exist in a vacuum. We are continually and deeply influenced by those around us, and in turn what we do has a significant impact on others. Nowhere is this impact felt as strongly as it is within our own family.
Archives for March 2013
Dear Super-Mom, Stop living in a delusion. Climb out of your bat-mobile (okay minivan) and take off the costume ( you know, the one that masks your exhaustion, resentment, and anxiety). You aren’t saving Gotham from the grips of an evil villain. The only villain in this story is the one inside your head, the voice that tells […]
Resiliency is the ability to adapt, remain flexible, and recover quickly from difficult circumstances. It can be a significant protective factor against a host of mental health problems. And unfortunately, research is suggesting that rates of resiliency are decreasing among middle and upper class kids.
Happy marriages are made up of happy, good-humored arguers. An arguer who can meet his wife’s chastising of “why on earth can’t you ever put the toilet seat down?!” with a guilty grin…or better yet an offer of a cookie and a hot cup of tea (you might try to stay mad at your husband […]