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Busy Always? Here's Some Root Cause & Remedy

Busy Always? Here's Some Root Cause & Remedy

Is being too busy affecting your relationships? It is for my friend Amy. She calls herself lazy as she is always running behind her infinitely long list of to-do's. Even when she is sitting down after a long day she feels guilty that she is supposed to do something useful (like folding the laundry while watching TV).  She says sorry a zillion times as she frequently cancels our coffee chats at the last moment.

3 Spiritual Truths From 'Silver Linings Playbook'

3 Spiritual Truths From 'Silver Linings Playbook'

If you had the opportunity to see 'Silver Linings Playbook' recently, you may have found it was not the most traditionally entertaining movie. Much headache producing shouting between the main character Pat (Bradley Cooper) and his parents was enough to make me want to leave early.

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Is it really worth the pain?

Is Plastic Surgery Right For You?

What do you tell someone who is depressed or has a distorted sense of their body and believes getting plastic surgery will make him/her better? It is important for anyone considering plastic surgery to know what it can and cannot accomplish.

The Key To Making The Most Of Your Family Calendar

The Key To Making The Most Of Your Family Calendar

Parents are expert Jugglers.  With all the balls to keep in the air - from academics to sports, social events to finding time to sit down together for a meal - its no wonder we get into playing the Blame Game with a spouse or co-parent when something from our schedule *Splats* on the ground.  There IS another way.  Effectively implementing one single tool is a sure-fire way to save you friction with your fellow co-parent (current or ex), and have you and your family accomplishing more with less stress.

Family Is Never As It Seems: Lessons from Downton Abbey

Family Is Never As It Seems: Lessons from Downton Abbey

Once again, I will spend my week encouraging many of my therapy clients to tune into Downton Abbey. Not for the fabulous fashion or the historical intrigue, but for the remarkable extent to which the challenges faced by the show's characters in the hypothetical 1921 British countryside reflect the challenges I hear about every day.

The Best Question I’ve Ever Asked My Children

The Best Question I’ve Ever Asked My Children

Last week I asked my children, “How can I be a better mom to you?”  I got the idea from a friend who had asked her daughter the same question.  Her daughter, who is in high school, said “Can we read together at night?”  How great is that?  I was sure that my children would ask for things like more screen time, less rules, messy rooms, and more spending money.   Many moms that I talk to don’t think they are doing a good job as parents.  They are sure that they are ruining their children in some dramatic fashion and that othe