5 Ways to Deal With Criticism

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:11+00:00 July 8th, 2013|Adults, Anger Management, Anxiety, Career, Couples, Dating, Depression, Divorce, Eating Disorders, EMDR, Family, Grief, Marriage, Relationships|

Do you feel attacked, not good enough or like a bad person when someone criticizes you? Do you get defensive or throw a temper tantrum? If you are like most of us, it can be tough to hear criticism from others especially those close to us.  Most people can react very angrily to what feels [...]

Moms Need to Take Care of Themselves Nutritionally Too

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:12+00:00 March 21st, 2013|Addictions, Adults, Anxiety, Blog, Career, Couples, Depression, Family, Grief, Marriage, Relationships|

Moms Need to Take Care of Themselves Nutritionally Too Juggling a career, play-dates, PTA meetings, soccer practices, and managing a household can be exhausting and because of the hectic schedules, Moms often don't eat the way they should.  As Moms, we often put our kids and spouses first and  forget that we need the right mix of nutrition so we [...]

“A Hot Mess”…Mindy McCready

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:12+00:00 February 19th, 2013|Addictions, Adults, Alcohol, Anger Management, Anxiety, Blog, Depression, Drug, Grief, Media, Relationships|

Recently reported in the news, sadly country singer Mindy McCready took her own life and left her 2 small children behind.  Mindy struggled publically with her personal life, relationships and being a mother.  Despite her success as a country singer, she experienced depression, loss and abuse throughout her life.  Mindy could easily be described in [...]

Baby Love

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:12+00:00 February 11th, 2013|Anxiety, Blog, Couples, Depression, EMDR, Family, Grief, Marriage, Parenting, Relationships|

How do you define love?  Is it the pounding of the heart, sweating palms, passionate, or an instant connection?  Being in love and falling in love for some, describes the action of attachment and a long term commitment… the “You Complete Me”. Did you know that the hormones (primarily Oxytocin) that connected you to your [...]

A Cry for Help: 10 Things A Mother Might Post

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:12+00:00 January 5th, 2013|Adults, Anxiety, Blog, Depression, Grief, Parenting|

Did you know that Facebook and other social media may be paving the way to bring attention to postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis?  We communicate on social networks daily; connect, express our feelings and seek support from others. Sadly, today a news story reported a young mother posted a cry for help on Facebook: she [...]

Four Ways to Avoid Emotional Infidelity | Janie Lacy

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:12+00:00 November 15th, 2012|Adults, Blog, Couples, Divorce, Grief, Marriage, Relationships, Sexual Addictions|

Can someone cheat without ever having physical contact? According to recent reports covering the David Petraeus's affair those close to him during his final tours of battle were not surprised at all. One of the reasons is that most affairs happen long before there is any physical connection, so just how do we avoid going [...]

Should Children Pass Along Messages From Ex-Spouses?

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:12+00:00 July 29th, 2012|Adults, Anger Management, Anxiety, Blog, Depression, Divorce, Family, Grief, Relationships|

How far can you go in involving your children when it comes to your ex-spouse?  Ideally, I believe it would be best that all communication between you and your ex-spouse be handled between the two of you.  There is absolutely no reason to involve your children.  Are you not both grown up individuals? Why do [...]

Three Tips For Healthy Boundaries In Your Relationships

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:12+00:00 March 8th, 2012|Adults, Anger Management, Anxiety, Betrayal, Blog, Couples, Dating, Divorce, Grief, Marriage, Pre-Marital, Relationships|

Did you know that privacy concerns are more prevalent now than ever before since technology has made it so easy for us to take a peak into other people’s lives?  What if it becomes too much?  Do you constantly find yourself taking a look at your husband’s text messages or email accounts?  When have you [...]

Five Ways to Detect Depression in Your Teen

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:12+00:00 March 8th, 2012|Anger Management, Anxiety, Betrayal, Blog, Depression, EMDR, Family, Grief, Hooking Up, Parenting, Relationships, Sexual Abuse, Teens|

Depression has become a serious problem in our teenage culture. There are many reasons for this trend but it is most important to notice the pressures faced by teens in today’s society. Apart from the pressure from parents to excel at school, teens also face immense pressure from their peers. Teens are struggling with “fitting [...]