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2017 1/Mar

“Stuff” (or another S-word) gets thrown at us during life, doesn’t it? I mean, despite trying to do the right thing, to protect the people we love, to make sure that things go smoothly, sometimes things don’t go the way we want. Sometimes it is something more minor, like not having an ingredient for the […]

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2017 20/Feb

In the spirit of President’s Day, I thought it would be fun to get inspiration from each of our 45 U.S. Presidents.   So, I scoured the Internet to find encouraging insights from each of our country’s top leaders. The ones I chose are not specific to the time in history when these men were […]

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2017 16/Feb

With Valentine’s Day this week, love is in the air.   Yes, some think this date is so Hallmark (and the florists) can increase their revenues.   Regardless, though, it is a reminder of LOVE.   And one of the topics we often forget about when we talk about love is self-love.   We have […]

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2017 15/Feb

Happy Valentine’s Day! OK, I am one day late in posting this, but my husband whisked me away to Paris for the day to celebrate our love.   Not really. I just got busy yesterday   To help celebrate Valentine’s Day, I wrote my newest article for Psychology Today called “13 Ways To Put The […]

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2017 8/Feb

  You never know what other people are going through. Sure, we may think that person has it all together- a good life, great marriage, happy kids. We might think she has no idea what stresses or struggles are. Her life is perfect. If only we could have her life. And yet, having worked with […]

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2017 6/Feb

Watching the Super Bowl, I was fascinated by what was going on psychologically.   Even when the Patriots were down 28-3, I had a nagging sense “this is not how it is going to end.”   And, did that prove to be right on.   In the fourth quarter, the Patriots had an incredible comeback […]

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2017 1/Feb

  There is a lot of talk about narcissism out there lately. In the field of psychology, Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is defined as a need for admiration from others, lacking empathy, and having an inflated sense of self. Outwardly, they think they are the greatest thing in the world and get upset (often very […]

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2017 30/Jan

When I was in school studying psychology, there was a woman, a fellow student, who used to amaze me. In addition to getting her Ph.D. in psychology, she had a full-time job AND, over the course of our program, had 2 babies. Me? I was relived to just get through (a.k.a. survive) my training. This […]

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2016 22/Dec

      So excited to share my first article with Live Happy Magazine!  In it, I share ways to drop all-or-nothing perfectionistic approach to the holidays that causes stress.    Tips include: Focus on the positive: Even when family is driving you crazy, take a deep breath and identify at least one thing you […]

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2016 13/Dec

As the holidays fast approach, millions of parents are feeling the stress… to get their child THE gift of the season. Whether it is a Hatchimal or some other gadget, does it really make sense to camp out outside Target all night in order to get one?   I sat down with GMA’s George Stephanopoulos […]

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