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Lisa Firestone

Is Your Attachment Style Hurting Your Relationship?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 10.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

By becoming aware of your attachment style, both you and your partner can challenge the insecurities and fears supported by your age-old working models and develop new styles of attachment for sustaining a satisfying, loving relationship.

Are You Sacrificing a Perfect Relationship for a Perfect Wedding?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 06.16.2013 | Weddings
Lisa Firestone

The "your day" mentality surrounding the occasion may feel good at first, but it's important not to let the occasion become all about you. Planning the event should always come second to enjoying this time with your partner.

Are You the Parent You Want to Be?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 05.07.2013 | Parents
Lisa Firestone

We all have something that triggers us as parents, be it defiance, tantrums, nagging, or whining. When we are triggered, we may not react to our kids appropriately. However, we often don't realize how much how we are reacting in the present has to do with feelings from our past.

The Upside of Negative Emotions: Why Feeling Fully Leads to a Better Life

Lisa Firestone | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When we find ourselves having a strong emotional response that might not be appropriate to the situation, we can stop and take a moment to reflect on how our reaction may be influenced by our past experiences.

4 Steps To Conquer Your Inner Critic

Lisa Firestone | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When we fail to identify and separate from this inner critic, we allow it to impact our behavior and shape the direction of our lives. So how can we challenge this inner voice?

How To Be Your Own Couples Therapist

Lisa Firestone | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When we take these steps of interrupting harmful behaviors in our relationship and identifying patterns from our past, we start a journey of self-discovery that can be both deeply painful and richly rewarding.

5 Achievable Resolutions For A Longer, Happier Life

Lisa Firestone | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Taking a positive and proactive approach to our goals gives us the best chance of achieving lasting change. As we take on resolutions that will help us to become our best selves, we must treat ourselves with compassion, sensitivity, and respect.

Are The Holidays Bringing You Down? 5 Tips To Counter Seasonal Hurdles

Lisa Firestone | Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

No matter what is causing our "winter blues," it is important to stay on our own side and have faith that these moods can and will pass. To fight these battles, we must believe in our own resilience, in our ability to tolerate pain and to overcome the inevitable hurdles life brings.

The Dos And Don'ts Of A Healthy Relationship

Lisa Firestone | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When it comes to their intimate relationships, individuals can make any decision they want about monogamy, as long as this decision is mutually agreed upon by both partners.

Are you Parenting Like Your Parent?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 01.26.2013 | Parents
Lisa Firestone

Have you ever had one of those moments where you scold your child, using words you never use or threats you'd never see through? Afterwards, you stand there stumped for a few seconds wondering, "Where did that come from?" Then, it hits you -- you sound like your mother or father.

7 Ways to Stop Your Child from Becoming Violent

Lisa Firestone | Posted 01.12.2013 | Parents
Lisa Firestone

Seeing an image of a violent adult, it's hard to imagine the innocent baby he or she once was. Is there such thing as being born violent? Are there really "bad seeds" when it comes to human life?

Is Mental Illness a Bigger Threat to Kids than Physical Illness?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.26.2012 | Parents
Lisa Firestone

As parents, our children's health ranks among our top priorities. When fall arrives and flu season begins, we notice every cough and feel for signs of fever. But how attuned are we to mental health symptoms in our kids?

One Trait That Will Help You Better Deal With Stress

Lisa Firestone | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Life is stressful. Financial worries, relationship difficulties, and parenting challenges can all lead us to feel overwhelmed. But what exactly makes the difference between those who get pushed over the edge with stress and those who, when faced with stressors, actually thrive and develop?

Self-Esteem vs. Narcissism

Lisa Firestone | Posted 08.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Feeling good about yourself as a person and acceptable for who you are allows you to move through your life with a sense of purpose, meaning, and value.

What's Behind Emotional Overeating?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 07.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

By taking action on a physical level and taking interest on an emotional level, we can re-establish our relationship with food, with our bodies, with our past, and with ourselves as a whole.

Is "Sexting" Cheating You Out of Real Intimacy?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 10.26.2011 | Women
Lisa Firestone

There is a good, sound argument for how technology can bring two people together. Countless couples have now met, married, forged unions, and had chil...

Give Yourself a Retreat: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

As any of you still shopping for that perfect present for that certain someone knows, this time of year is designed for thinking about others. Thoug...

How to Become Your Best Self

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Join Dr. Lisa Firestone for the free Dec. 2 webinar Reflections on a New Year: How to Become Your Best Self The month of December is not only a tim...

How to stop yourself from "losing it" with your child

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Resolving your past can make you a better parent Join Dr. Lisa Firestone for the Nov. 16 webinar "How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children" When i...

How to Raise an Emotionally Healthy Child

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

From the moment our children are born and the doctor takes them to be weighed, measured and bundled, their health becomes one of our very highest pr...

How to Fight Breast Cancer's Hidden Enemy

Lisa Firestone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Firestone

One of the scariest experiences in a woman's life is being told, "I'm sorry, you have breast cancer." From this moment forward, nothing in her world...

The CPR for Preventing Suicide

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

With September 5-11 marking National Suicide Prevention Week, I would like to use this blog to encourage everyone to learn the CPR to prevent suicid...

The Perfect Family Vacation - Why We Are Not There Yet

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Family vacations have long been the subject of sitcoms and PG comedies, each following more or less the same predictable plotline: hopeful parents f...

The "Poor Sandra" Syndrome: Overcoming the Real Pain of Break Ups, Affairs and Public Rejections

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

I don't need to tell you how the media has reacted to the shocking and strangely circumstanced affairs of Jesse James. You can't buy your weekly groce...

Evicting The "Obnoxious Roommate" Living in Your Head

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

I scanned the sea of black-robed 20-somethings for my sister's familiar face. As I glanced over each aisle, I noted the beaming expressions of the s...