Category Archives: Well Being

Needing a Dose of Sunshine

The winter months can sometimes be difficult ones for folks who struggle with depression. The shorter days with reduced sunlight, imbalances in melatonin and seratonin, and decreased opportunities for social contact may all play a role along with our genetic … Continue reading

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My Parenting Toolbox–Regulating our own Emotions

As parents we are often concerned about helping our children regulate their emotions. That is, helping them handle frustration, anger, sadness, excitement, fear and other strong emotions in an appropriate manner, soothing themselves.  This ability is so important for our … Continue reading

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The Parenting Toolbox

Do you ever wish that you had a toolbox that you could reach into and find just the right tool to handle a particular issue as a parent?  Most of us have wished kids came with a set of instructions. … Continue reading

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More on Looking for Happiness

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been sharing some of what the research teaches us about ways to be happier. We’ve explored the importance of play, community, and having new experiences. Let’s look at two more ways to lead … Continue reading

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Happiness, Part 2

Last post I mentioned that we all have an individual natural set point for happiness. That set point, determined by our genes, determines about 50% of our happiness levels. Our circumstances account for only about another 10%. (People generally overestimate … Continue reading

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Happiness

Have you noticed all the recent hype about happiness? Books, magazine articles, film documentaries, everyone seems very intent on getting happy. I see it in my practice more than ever. Parents want “happy” kids. Spouses want “happy” marriages. I believe … Continue reading

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Sometimes we just need to switch things up a bit!

Welcome to my new website!  You may notice a few changes.  First of all, I have combined my blog and website into this one site.  It’s now possible to follow my blog and access information about my psychotherapy practice all … Continue reading

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An Introduction to my Practice -Video

My First Video: An introduction to my Practice

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