Social media can be a wonderful tool for connecting with our friends, family and colleagues. It can also yank us out of the present moment, bombard us with messages that aren't helpful, and leave us feeling overwhelmed and unwell. How do we find a balance?
You don't necessarily need to flush your brand new iPhone down the toilet or vow to never, ever tweet again. Things don't have to be that black or white. But you can take specific steps to create a healthier, more balanced relationship with your phone -- and all forms of technology, for that matter.
"Hey!" my husband yelled, iPhone poised to take one last photo. They turned around, and my daughter had what I call the smile of fear. In the photo, you can see she is looking off camera -- at me. My husband snapped the picture, she turned back around and was gone.
What do you mean you mailed a college application? Get back down on the floor and play with some Legos. Do you want me to make you a sandwich? Or, you can invite your friends over and we'll order pizzas. You can stay up all night, if you want. I'll just go cry in my room, but don't let that bother you.
Joe can't talk right now... he's fixing something.
Feedback is a tricky subject. When someone bugs you or does something you don't like, there's a natural tendency to want to say something to them. But as everyone knows, if you don't find the right way to say it, they won't listen and you'll probably just hurt your relationship.
Skaftafell, Iceland -- With her whole life ahead of her, our daughter will likely forget this moment in our family's history, but I won't. I am sitt...
None of us think, when walking down the aisle to pledge life-long devotion to our one true love, that we will one day wind up on the wrong side of that tenacious 50 percent divorce divide.
In the case of the Ashley Madison leak, the public doesn't seem to care much about the gravity of the crime and the long-term consequences of the hack. The victims are cheaters, mostly male, and they deserve it all. It's a poetic karma in full force, right? Wrong, I say.
Over the past few decades, college-aged women have come a long way in achieving education equity. While female students are now the majority population on college campuses, they still face unique challenges: women aged 18 to 25 suffer the highest rates of domestic violence
I was deeply moved this week. I am frequently moved when I meet with families in the privacy of my therapy office but this week I was particularly touched. I watched closely as a 15 year old teenage boy told his father that he'd like him to be more involved in his life.
I mean, we hear plenty of cliché breakup lines in our pop-culture, but when they're used on us in real life, it's like some Source Code that leaves us confused, clueless and pretty pissed off.
Sometimes, sleeping with new people is a measuring stick of how connected you are to your spouse.
A girl will move mountains for a man that adores, appreciates and truly loves her. A woman can sense a fake so don't do these things without pure intentions in your heart.
Part of adulthood is understanding the importance of finding peace with your current situation. It took me until I was 40 years old, riding solo across the country on my motorcycle to really find my inner peace.