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Martyr Mamas and the Concrete Coat of Shoulds

Martyr Mamas and the Concrete Coat of Shoulds

I’m sure it started earlier than this but I began to notice it when I was pregnant with my first child. “You shouldn’t drink wine, or eat peanut butter or shell fish.  Don’t gain more than 30 pounds (which I misunderstood to mean per month vs. the whole pregnancy).”  “You should read aloud to your baby in vitro so that they will be able to read earlier.” “You shouldn’t be stressed out when you are pregnant, it’s bad for the baby.”

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Hilary Swank's marriage to ex-husband Chad Lowe did NOT survive the curse. Could yours?

Could Your Relationship Survive The 'Oscar Curse'?

The Oscar nominations are out, inevitably leaving some nominees wondering whether they will fall victim to the so-called, "Oscar curse": the breakup of a marriage or relationship when one partner out-succeeds the other.

Ten Ways to Take Care of You in 2013

Ten Ways to Take Care of You in 2013

  Ten Ways to Take Care of You Many of our lives are centered on taking care of the needs of everyone around us aside from ourselves.  We are running around taking care of kids, our bosses, our husbands/wives, pets, friends, co-workers, parents etc.  Sometimes the responsibilities we have in life feel like an overwhelming burden.  Because of all of these responsibilities we end up forgetting to have fun and to enjoy life.  We cater to being responsible before we cater to being hap

3 Wedding Planning Tips; A Therapist's Perspective

3 Wedding Planning Tips; A Therapist's Perspective

As a couples therapist having worked with many engaged couples over the years, I probably view engagements and weddings differently than most.  Society encourages us to envision a perfect day, a gorgeous party, an expensive flowing dress, and the fairy tale beginning of a perfect life.  

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Is your child a total nightmare?

8 Ways To Ruin Your Kids

Most parents really want to be good parents, but since most parents don't take parenting classes, they inadvertently get a lot of things wrong. This tongue-in-cheek article is designed to help you avoid the pitfalls parents have made since the dawn of time.

4 Habits for Beginning Your Busy Day

4 Habits for Beginning Your Busy Day

The alarm rings, you jump out of bed, rub your eyes, go for coffee, step into the shower, and find the clothes you want to wear for your busy day at work.  Does this sound familiar? For many of us, we don’t take the time to ready ourselves for a great day. Here are four key strategies to help you make every day, great!  Give yourself a few minutes each day to develop the habit and make these routine.

Speak Up & Tell Your Truth

Speak Up & Tell Your Truth

Too many people go through their lives without saying how they feel, what they want and what they really think. They do so to keep the peace, to please or gain approval or because they’re worried they’ll lose the one they love if they don’t remain silent. Have you lost your voice?

4 Tips For Actualizing New Year's Intentions

4 Tips For Actualizing New Year's Intentions

Ok, so we’re a few weeks into a new year and if you’re anything like me, now is usually the time when your passion, motivation and excitement about all those “good” intentions, resolutions and plans start to wane. Don’t panic. This is normal, and I’ve got some suggestions on how to meet yourself where you are so you can still actualize your new year’s intentions in 2013. If you are feeling stuck or unmotivated, ask yourself the following questions:

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Happy Valentines Day?

5 Tips To Survive Valentines Day Single

It's mid-January and we're just a month away from Valentines Day. The stores are stocking up with holiday chocolates and red velvet candy boxes, all while people are still reviewing their New Year's resolutions.