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 [...]

How to Combat Isolation During Coronavirus

I like to think that out of adversity, we can create positives—whether more family time, quiet time, going outdoors, being creative. Practicing good hygiene and social distancing are ways we can feel proactive in response to health concerns as severe as COVID-19 or simply the common [...]

By |2020-06-25T13:30:06+00:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Parenting|Tags: , |0 Comments

Can We Talk? The Psychology of Communication.

Published in the Desert Health News: May-June Do you struggle to be understood, yet often feel misunderstood? Communication is a basic skill, yet there are some subtle nuances that can raise your odds for success. There are three basic concepts to regard for effective communication: What [...]

By |2020-06-26T17:19:03+00:00June 26th, 2016|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Coping with Financial Stress During the Holidays

"Bah Humbug" When finances are limited, it is understandable to feel saddened that holidays are celebrated differently than you had hoped. Your traditions may be sacrificed. Wrapped presents may be sparse. Your self-esteem may be diminished.   This article by Dr. Barbara Pedalino was published in The [...]

Desert Health News Article

This is an excerpt from an article I had published in The Desert Health News: Anxiety is described as worries of academic challenges, whether they will be liked, and uncertainty about their teacher’s temperament. When anxiety seems overly intense and symptoms manifest such as separation anxiety [...]

By |2020-06-26T18:11:59+00:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What To Be When You Grow Up

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it. William Arthur Ward What would you like to be when you grow up? A Fire Chief? Teacher? Carpenter? Soldier? Web designer? Pilot? President??? Selecting a career path [...]

By |2020-06-26T18:17:04+00:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Anxiety, Teens|Tags: , , |0 Comments

TAKING THE RISK

Take the risk to learn about the magic that’s in your heart. Believe in yourself and become aware that you can do what you really want to do. Cereta Perry, PhD 1988 Sometimes we feel consumed by inner thoughts that question our abilities. We feel blocked [...]

By |2020-06-25T14:24:46+00:00September 23rd, 2015|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Teens|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

BACK TO SCHOOL EMOTIONS

Back to school butterflies are a natural phenomenon. The two most frequent words I am hearing in my psychology practice about back to school are “excited” and “anxious”. They are both uttered simultaneously and related to unknowns. When I ask children what they mean by these [...]