Men, Depression, and Toxic Masculinity

  • 3rd July 2017

“Man up” “Boys don’t cry” “Be a man” “Don’t be such a girl” “Grow up” “Don’t be such a baby” “Get over it” We have all heard these phrases before. Subtle (and not-so-subtle) expressions are often utilized to help create an ideal of masculinity that is characterized by confidence, strength,…

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The 5 Love Languages

  • 2nd June 2017

The 5 Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman is an excellent book to recommend to couples looking to improve their relationship. Dr. Chapman believes how people show love to one another can be divided into five different categories, at least one of which we use to express love and expect/hope…

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The Evelyn Challenge

  • 1st May 2017

I have lately been reflecting upon what it means to be a good listener.  In fact, I have begun to ask clients themselves about what it does for them when someone listens…really listens…to them.  Here are some of the descriptions of what listening provides: “a soft place to fall…”, “I’m…

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Parenting the ADHD Kid

  • 3rd April 2017

“My kid’s getting in trouble at school because he calls out in class and won’t stay in his seat!” “My kid won’t pay attention and I have to tell her three times before she’ll do what I ask!” “My kid won’t stop and think before he does something!” “My kid…

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Spring Cleaning

  • 7th March 2017

Spring cleaning is an annual practice in many cultures and religions around the world. The origin may be traced to the “Bedikat Chametz,” the ancient Jewish tradition of a thorough cleansing of the home before Passover. The Persian new year, Norouz, falls on the first day of spring, preceded by…

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The Power of “Pause”

  • 1st February 2017

  With the increase in technology, our society has developed the expectation of immediate gratification. To accommodate this expectation, many jobs require staff to be “on-call” to respond to internet-generated inquiries 24/7, an expectation that was once reserved only for life-sustaining or emergency situations. As a result, medical illnesses related…

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Why some resolutions succeed while others fail

  • 24th January 2017

  By this time, many people have already blown their New Year’s resolutions; whatever the resolution may be, from habit change to aspirations, the desire for change is a normal human experience, one that speaks to our innate desire for development. The fact that many of us continue to make…

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Expectations: Friend or Foe?

  • 1st December 2016

Expectation is defined by Dictionary .com as “the act or state of looking forward or anticipating, a prospect of future good”.  Holidays bring with them an air of heightened expectancy and anyone who lives within the sight or sound of media will be influenced by all manner of expectation for…

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ADHD: The Great Imposter

  • 8th November 2016

If I had kept record over the many years I have been in practice, I would imagine that something over 50% of the children being referred were sent to me for neuropsychological evaluation with a question of potential Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Truly, many of us can cite instances of poor…

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Beyond the Bogeyman– Anxiety Disorders in Kids

  • 3rd October 2016

At any age we may experience fear and anxiety especially during unexpected situations in life. Irrational thoughts about the future can replay in our minds and our bodies are wired to respond arousing numerous physical reactions. Dealing with anxious thoughts is a challenge we may all face, but watching our child…

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