Girl Power : Guiding Our Daughters

Early on in my career, while working as a psychotherapist with adolescent girls and their families, I developed a passion for studying how exposure to various forms of media can shape child development.  I learned that the negative effects of gender stereotyping and the  sexualization of girls are seen throughout our culture and are much […] Read more…

I Need to Start Doing “Stuff”

So I’m watching cartoons with my daughter and we’re watching the “kids” playing on the playground…when it hit me…we’re watching these kids play, when WE should be playing. OH boy! And then it hit me like a truck…I like to watch other people do stuff! (OK, not in a naughty way – you pervy minds). Holy […] Read more…

Senior Woman wearing a hat and pink feathers around her neck

Senioritis

As our body ages, it gets more and more difficult to maintain a regular exercise routine. Therefore, I say stop thinking “exercise” and instill a mindset of just being plain ol’ ACTIVE! “Every day I will move” Just move. Just do it. Do ANYTHING! Keep your goals simple. No matter your ailment (or laundry list of […] Read more…

Adventures in Hypnotism

On a windy Saturday at a pumpkin patch with my family, I had a fortuitous encounter with a random gentlemen. My friend Debbie introduced me to…hmmm…I’ll call him “Joe”. “He does hypnosis”. “Oh reeeeeeally”, I said. I have had quite a history with the practice of hypnotism, hypnotherapy, what have you. Since I was little I have […] Read more…

Going with the Pregnancy Flow

I don’t always blog, but when I do, I prefer to have something meaningful to say. In case you haven’t gotten the memo, I’m almost 5 months pregnant. Initially I had all these (delusional) ideas that I was going to have this fantastic, fit, super healthy, perfect pregnancy – logically, that would make sense because I’m […] Read more…

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