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Can You Help Diffuse Sibling Rivalry?

Have you ever given thought to whether you treat your kids as well as your friends? Are there ways you unwittingly instigate sibling rivalry? Erma Bombeck was an American humorist who brought this question to light in her story Supposing I Treated My Friends Like [...]

By |2021-04-02T17:53:34+00:00March 28th, 2021|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , |Comments Off on Can You Help Diffuse Sibling Rivalry?

And Social Isolation Continues

Previously, I wrote an article entitled: How to Combat Isolation During Coronavirus. I began that “I like to think that out of adversity, we can create positives—whether more family time, quiet time, going outdoors, being creative.” By now we all know ways to be proactive [...]

By |2021-02-17T16:56:48+00:00February 17th, 2021|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , |Comments Off on And Social Isolation Continues

Recipe for Lasting Love

As this love poem reveals, lasting love requires a long list of ingredients. It requires effort, concentration, and time. I am reminded of a quote by Thomas Keller, American chef, restaurateur, and cookbook writer, “A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul [...]

By |2021-02-03T18:31:26+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Categories: Relationship|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Recipe for Lasting Love

The Importance of Human Connection

Imagine looking into a baby’s eyes. You smile, the baby smiles. You laugh, the baby laughs. But what if you just look expressionless with a blank stare? Do you know what the baby does? The baby cries from a feeling of detachment and lack of emotional [...]

By |2020-12-22T02:28:09+00:00December 18th, 2020|Categories: Relationship|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Importance of Human Connection

Psychology of Gratitude

“Thank you” One of the earliest phrases children learn to say is “thank you”. That is when we are introduced to good manners. It is a way we learn to express our appreciation and convey our gratitude. It is a demonstration of respect to someone who [...]

By |2020-11-10T21:09:15+00:00November 10th, 2020|Categories: Relationship|Tags: , |Comments Off on Psychology of Gratitude

Adult ADHD

Are you an adult who wonders if you have ADHD? All of us have moments when we procrastinate, feel distracted, unmotivated, and forgetful. When does it become problematic? How do you know if what you are experiencing is actually adult ADHD (Adult Attention Hyperactivity Disorder)? [...]

By |2020-10-07T17:58:36+00:00October 7th, 2020|Categories: ADHD|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Adult ADHD

From the Desert Sun: Bread Rising in Popularity During COVID-19 Blues

Bill Marchese Special to The Desert Sun Harry Fialkov of Palm Springs said he used his bread-making machine about two times in the past two years. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the machine is a constant companion in his kitchen. He expanded his bread-making repertoire to include [...]

By |2020-09-09T16:16:58+00:00September 9th, 2020|Categories: Depression|Tags: , |Comments Off on From the Desert Sun: Bread Rising in Popularity During COVID-19 Blues

Have Anger-Will Travel

The Affects of Anger HAVE ANGER – WILL TRAVEL means that anger affects us and those around us both physically and emotionally. Whether you are the person experiencing and acting on your anger or you are simply in the room with an angry person, you [...]

By |2020-08-19T20:24:35+00:00August 19th, 2020|Categories: Psychological Disorders|Tags: , |Comments Off on Have Anger-Will Travel

Stressed or Anxious?

“I’m so stressed!” is a pretty common statement - especially these days. But what do we mean by stress? Is there such a thing as good stress? Between the pace of modern life and extra complications, feeling stress and anxiety may seem like our new [...]

By |2020-08-19T00:57:45+00:00July 21st, 2020|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Children and Screen Time – How Much Is Too Much?

During the Coronavirus Pandemic, parents are trying to figure out how much screen time children should be using while at home. According to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, children 8-12 years old average almost 6 hours of screen time a day and [...]