Are You the Definition of a Stay-Putter?

By |November 20th, 2017|Anxiety, Depression, Technology|

Bill was a classic stay-putter. Almost thirty, he’d never kept a job for more than a year. In between episodes of work, he found friends to take him in or crashed in his parents’ basement. [...]

What is Your Relationship with Technology?

By |October 31st, 2017|Family Life, Technology|

One of our local television stations runs a morning show in which I occasionally participate. Usually I speak about mental health issues or how people are affected by local or national events. On this particular [...]

Four Tips for Managing Your Anxiety

By |September 27th, 2017|Anxiety, Happiness, PTSD, Recovery|

Anxieties often start in the mind and fast-forward to the body, resulting in rapid breathing, or hyperventilation. When you hyperventilate, you take in more oxygen than you need. Your ratio of oxygen to carbon dioxide [...]

Finding Gratitude in Moments of Inconvenience

By |August 20th, 2017|Family Life, Happiness, Relationships|

Susan walked in the door from work, looking forward to nothing more than putting her feet up and petting the dog. No sooner had she hung up her coat than her middle schooler entered the [...]

The Concrete Recall of Boys

By |June 20th, 2017|Family Life, Relationships|

Boys are concrete recallers.  Girls tend to attach much more emotional sensory detail to their memories, thus making the feelings associated with those memories come alive.  Boys remember what happened but are not as tied [...]

Teens: Why Do I Care What Other People Think?

By |May 15th, 2017|Family Life, Happiness, Relationships|

I can just hear some of you insisting, “I don’t care what other people think!  I do whatever I want!”  There is a strong urge in adolescence to declare your independence and say you only [...]

What the Media Tells Us About Love and Happiness

By |April 21st, 2017|Happiness, Relationships|

This is one of the Media's favorite paths to happiness.  If you can only find love, true love, you'll find happiness.  Of course, Media is also filled with the abject misery that falling in love [...]

How is Your Career Impacting Your Happiness?

By |March 21st, 2017|Depression, Happiness, Relationships|

Even with so many people engaged in academic pursuit, there is still a sizable segment of the population who foregoes postsecondary education and instead jumps headfirst into the world of work.  After that giddy, heady [...]

Being an Alert and Vigilant Parent

By |February 27th, 2017|Depression, Family Life|

Teens live amid such tumultuous waters, it can be hard to detect if something is just an adolescent squall or if there's a real storm brewing.  As a parent, you're caught between a rock and [...]