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Who Needs Therapy When You Have Pets

Cindy Tansin | Posted 05.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Tansin

By Cindy Tansin People thought I was crazy when I expanded my family to two dogs and three cats in addition to my two teenagers. The funny thing is,...

The Best Sledding Date Ever

Amanda Magee | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Amanda Magee

There is a gratitude that comes, no matter how inconvenient the circumstances, when the universe breaks from its routine and lets us taste the ghost of being 7.

'My Daughter Needs to Make a House for Her Fairies... Right Before Bed!'

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Before the advent of electronic diversions -- video games, ipads, cell phones and "educational" computer games -- children's imaginations provided hours of entertainment.

On The Power Of Choosing Your Thoughts

Lisa Firestone | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When we learn mindfulness, we gain the power of familiarizing ourselves with our thoughts and our patterns. We can get to know our critical inner voices, and we can start to recognize when these cruel thoughts start to surface.

Rx for Adult Play Year Round

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Stevanne Auerbach

Whatever you select to play with, make it a great opportunity to learn something new, be more creative, and take ample time to relax, and experience more joyful play times.

4 of Play's Lesser-Known Benefits

Sadie Dingfelder | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Sadie Dingfelder

You probably already know that playing makes you smarter, more creative and happier. But if that research hasn't convinced you, consider the following.

A Solution to Lessen Childhood Depression in America

Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D. | Posted 10.03.2011 | Parents
Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D.

Today, childhood depression is on the rise in America. More than a million children have been diagnosed with depression. Alongside this rise in children's depression is the alarming decrease of free unstructured play.

Finding Your True Self: Are You A Vampire, A Goddess, A Monster, Or A Nasty Politician?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

It's Halloween and time to don your masks. What aspect of yourself will you be expressing? Do you see yourself as a gangster, an angel, a beast, or a talk-show host?