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Dear Son And Daughter

Abby King | Posted 04.24.2015 | Divorce
Abby King

Consider this a fair warning: Do NOT try and manipulate your father and me. Yes, we are divorced and we don't always see eye to eye. But, we work together when it comes to you and we will not let you try and use our differences to your advantage.

In Appreciation of Those Working and Volunteering in Grief

Fredda Wasserman | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Fredda Wasserman

With so many choices regarding how we spend our time being of service to others... why would anyone choose to work with people who are grieving? I set about posing that question to both professionals and volunteers.

Are You Difficult To Get To Know? Three Ways to Tell

Scott Gornto | Posted 04.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Scott Gornto

It's human nature to protect ourselves from pain. A small child only has to learn once not to touch a hot stove. Likewise, our animal brains quickly learn what experiences--and what people--to distance ourselves from so we don't get burned again.

Divorce Confidential: Divorce and Reconciliation. Yes, It Happens!

Caroline Choi | Posted 04.02.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

My heart swells with joy when clients give their marriage a second chance. What does reconciliation look like from a legal perspective? Here are some things to consider before you reconcile with your ex.

Facing the Husband-Mother-in-Law Dilemma

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

First, understand that the issue is about you and your husband, not you and his mother. To change how you feel about this situation you must change your thinking. That said, see it as a positive thing that he has a strong relationship and values his mother -- it's not a competition.

So You Want to Be a Counselor/Therapist? Let Me Tell You the Different Ways

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 03.17.2015 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

There are many career choices that involve varying numbers of years of formal education, specialty training and supervised field placements. It's important for young people to understand the differences in order to know what career path best fits them.

20 Things 20 Deaths Have Taught Me About Life

Casey Bruce | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Casey Bruce

I have been privy to the wisdom of what death teaches you. As the years and months have passed, these 20 deaths have taught me something very valuable about how to live my life, the importance of love, and how to make each day last a lifetime.

5 Big Conversations You Should Have Before Saying 'I Do'

The Knot | Posted 03.16.2015 | Weddings
The Knot

You already know there are a few touchy issues engaged couples are "supposed" to talk about before making it official.

Our Employer-Employee Marriages Need Counseling

Dov Seidman | Posted 03.06.2015 | Business
Dov Seidman

The quality of our employer-employee relationships is downright dysfunctional. The primary reason for this is that we're doing too much shifting and not enough elevating.

I'm a Recovering Hoarder

Tara Hedman | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Tara Hedman

When I recently arrived for a hotel stay, I hadn't been in the room for two minutes before I found myself flitting around hiding things. The maps t...

Mothers, Daughters and Eating Disorders

Rosjke Hasseldine | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosjke Hasseldine

Mother blaming is patriarchy's age-old way of taking the focus away from the harm that it causes women by making women responsible for harming themselves.

Divorce Confidential: Using Mental Health Professionals In Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 04.20.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

The goal in enlisting mental health professionals in your divorce is to help you move forward. Remember, there is no shame in asking for help, especially if it will get you to a better place emotionally and spiritually.

The Passion Myth: Why Teens Struggle to Find Their Purpose in Life

Todd Kestin | Posted 03.22.2015 | Parents
Todd Kestin

It seems you can't look, listen, or feel for sixty seconds without seeing, hearing, or bumping into the word. It's always and it's everywhere, popping onto the covers of countless magazines, serving as the subject of countless books, and springing from the lips of countless teachers and speakers. It's the focus of adulthood and the goal of adolescence.

My Second Love

Lynda Freeman | Posted 03.17.2015 | Good News
Lynda Freeman

In spite of our best intentions, love has a way of coming round again. Here is such a story.

Crazy Is Easier

Tara Hedman | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Tara Hedman

That's not to say we aren't responsible for our choices as adults. We are. Responsible for telling the truth and getting the support we need. We are responsible for our feelings and taking action on our own behalf. Responsible for making amends. Responsible for learning to nurture our own hearts when we've never felt nurtured.

Why Middle Age Is The Best Time To Seek Therapy

High50 | Posted 03.04.2015 | Fifty
High50

We like to think of aging as the route to wisdom, even serenity. The older generation was necessary, valued, at the top of the family tree. We knew the way the world worked, and we could offer sound counsel, and solace when it was needed.

5 Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress and Enjoy the Festivities

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

The holiday season can be a fun and exciting time of the year with festivities and great food. For many people, however, the holiday season causes inc...

5 Ways Faith Contributes to Strong Marriages, New Studies Suggest

David Briggs | Posted 02.08.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

Four studies published in the Journal of Family Psychology indicate that cultivating practices such as selfless prayer, spiritual intimacy and compassionate love can help keep couples happily together through the challenges of marriage.

The Authentic Therapist

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

I struggle, and I am a therapist. I am a therapist, and yet I am also a perfectly imperfect human myself.

What Christians Need to Know

Tara Hedman | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Tara Hedman

I don't believe Christian ministry leaders and pastors intend to injure others. Regardless of intent, damage often occurs. The hearts and souls they hope to nurture and influence become collateral damage in the name of pastoral counseling.

5 Steps That Won't Help YOUR Marriage

Chrissy Kelly | Posted 12.24.2014 | Weddings
Chrissy Kelly

This essay on marriage can't help YOUR marriage. No article or book or well meaning advice from a friend can. But the good news is YOU can.

How Medicare Covers Outpatient Mental Health Services

Jim T. Miller | Posted 12.22.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Medicare recently upgraded its coverage of outpatient mental health services to help beneficiaries with depression and other needs. Here's how it works.

Why I'm Thinking Of Separating From A Wonderful Man After 27 Years Together

Jennifer Beckman | Posted 12.13.2014 | Fifty
Jennifer Beckman

Everyone has their advice, but for the person wrestling with this question, there's no answer that doesn't make your hands sweat, heart race, and leave a permanent lump in your throat -- particularly when there are two young kids at home who adore the person you're considering leaving.

What You Should Know About Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Victor Schwartz | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Victor Schwartz

Environmental factors such as stress, sleep disruption, and drug or alcohol use may also trigger manic-depressive episodes, so maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important -- proper nutrition and sleep, handling stress, finding a support network and psychotherapy can all help manage bipolar disorder.

World Mental Health Day: Let's Do It for the Children

Curt Goering | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Curt Goering

With counseling and psychosocial support, young lives devastated by war and childhoods violently taken away can be reclaimed. We see it happen when they begin to smile again, laugh again, and play again.