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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‘Reel’ Time As Post Holiday Therapy

  • 31st December 2015

It’s New Years again. Time for that nasty “R” word to rear its head.  You know it, don’t you? Yes, of course you do.  It’s those RESOLUTIONS.  Implied in the meaning of the word is the understanding that you plan to STOP doing one thing (i.e., the negative or ‘bad’)…

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What I Wish Everyone Knew About Therapy

  • 1st December 2015

I believe that there are several key misperceptions about therapy that can interfere with the success of therapy, and that can prevent people who could benefit from therapy from getting necessary help. These misperceptions are based upon conversations and observations I’ve had with both clients and those outside of the…

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The Teen Brain: Still Under Construction

  • 14th August 2015

One of the ways that scientists have searched for the causes of mental illness is by studying the development of the brain from birth to adulthood. Powerful new technologies have enabled them to track the growth of the brain and to investigate the connections between brain function, development, and behavior….

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Is It Emotional Eating or Something More?

  • 22nd July 2015

Are you an emotional eater or are you experiencing growing distress due to an eating pattern that seems out of control?  Emotional eating is a common way to cope with stress from time to time.  Many people can identify a particular “comfort food” and use food occasionally to ease emotional…

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