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Stuck on Catastrophic Thoughts?

As an expert in anxiety disorders, I spend a lot of time talking with people about catastrophic thoughts.  As a side note, I’m married to a news reporter, so I also spend a lot of time at home continuing the speculation on catastrophic possibilities.  With all of that exposure, I’ve had a lot of opportunities…

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The Perfect Recipe for Family Meals

As a counselor working with families, one of the biggest complaints I hear is that kids and parents feel “disconnected” even though they are living under the same roof. Family members are swamped with demands of work, school, and personal hobbies. Time together sometimes falls by the wayside. I often suggest penciling time around the…

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Friday Five: Mental Wellness

Here is what I’ve been reading this week in mental health! ​This week:   The health benefits of creativity and play, how to spot a psychopath, and in honor of my 16 year anniversary this week, 3 secrets for lasting love! According to new research, being kinder to yourself  could make you healthier-not to mention enjoy life more…

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Tips and Tricks to Win the Homework Battle

Are You Facing Off In The Homework Battle? The school year is wrapping up and it’s the final push for completing classwork, end-of-year class projects and making the grade. If you find that your child is struggling to keep momentum for these final few weeks, or has intermittently struggled throughout the year, here is a…

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