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The Power of 'Yes'

Jennifer McDermott | Posted 06.10.2014 | Education
Jennifer McDermott

The Power of "Yes" I have been the mother of three capable boys for the past 19 years. Ever-evolving, they are all works in progress. I also work in...

5 Steps to Happiness

James Brown | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

Recognize that this is a process. As you endeavor along, building skill here, embrace the unfinished state that we are all in.

It's Time to Leave for Camp/School... How Do We Get Out the Door?

Diana Grycan | Posted 09.08.2013 | Parents
Diana Grycan

For a young child who is accustomed to separating from mommy or caretaker in the morning, there is the issue of attention. Young children do not care if the attention is negative or positive as long as it takes the caretaker away from everything else around them.

Separation Anxiety in Dogs: Can You Teach an Old Dog New Tricks?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.08.2012 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

When I first saw the segment on the local New York news about a drug-free solution for dog anxiety, I thought that maybe there was a cure in sight for my dachshund's 11-year ordeal.

The Recovering Overeater

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 07.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

We can win this battle of weight maintenance by admitting that our desire to overeat never goes away. As long as our desire to control never goes away as well, we will win.

5 Unhealthy Thoughts Women Have

Thought Catalog | Posted 04.09.2012 | Women

Girls are strange, mystical creatures -- like unicorns with boobs. It's cool if dudes don't understand us, but it's a problem when we don't even under...

How Can Doctors Become Part Of The Obesity Solution?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

With a nod to my many colleagues who are genuinely expert in weight management counseling, and have long addressed it well -- and especially to those who taught me to do so -- I must acknowledge that the track record for the large majority of our clan is not pretty.

Republicans Sink Bill to Prevent Abuse in Teen Behavior Schools

Alex Koroknay-Palicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Koroknay-Palicz

I never suspected that stopping child abuse was a partisan issue. But negotiations over the Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act have ended and Senate Republicans have simply said no.

"The Nudge Factor" and Weight Loss

Donna Fish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

Little bits add up, and when we are talking input output here of calories taken in and burnt, things start to happen.