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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 [...]

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

Successful Aging

Successful Aging You may wonder what the good part of aging could possibly be. After all, there are some potential declines—body, health, memory, energy, losses. Why are some people still positive despite these declines? What do they do differently? I recall meeting a senior gentleman [...]

By |2020-06-25T13:31:58+00:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Depression, Spotlight on Seniors|Tags: |0 Comments

THE LIFELONG IMPACT OF PARENTING

The most important messages we can convey as parents are promoting a sense of security and the feeling of unconditional love. Positive parenting provides a buffer against adversity. It teaches us how to respectfully give and receive care and compassion. It models trust, fairness, consistency and [...]