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Skip the Ice Cream: Here’s A Better Post-Breakup Plan

Breakups are hard, there’s no two-ways about it. The emotional toll is enough to send many women into the fetal position with one hand wrapped around a spoon and the other around a pint of Häagen-Dazs®.The problem with reaching for comfort foods in times of crisis is that they set us up to feel even worse. Yes, sugar absolutely gives...[ read more ]

4 Essential Relationship Elements of a Lasting Love

When we’re young, we’re taught how to share and play well with others. Somehow as adults, these early lessons don’t always translate into building and maintaining loving relationships.But, it’s never too late to learn new life skills, and creating healthy relationships is one of the best skills you can have. The following are the essential relationship elements of a lasting...[ read more ]

How to Tell if Your Child is Being Bullied

If you think back to your own childhood, you remember there are generally two types of kids: The bully and those that the bully bullies. Most of us fell into that second group of kids. And don’t think for a minute that girls can’t be bullies, because they can. Girls can actually be brutal to one another.Not only are kids...[ read more ]

4 Reasons We Judge Others and How to Break the Habit

One of the things most of us are taught as children is to never judge others. “Don’t judge a book by its cover!” And yet, despite our best efforts, many of us fall into the trap over and over again. Why do we do it?Here are four common reasons that explain this particularly bad habit of judging other people.It Lets...[ read more ]

How to Find Friends as an Adult

You may remember growing up, meeting your best friend on the playground or making friends in French class. As adults, we don't have systems built in to make friends like we did as children. We can't even reach out to loved ones for help, because while it's socially acceptable to say "I'm looking for a boyfriend", its not socially acceptable...[ read more ]

Getting Your Inner Spark Back: 5 Tips to Loving Yourself Again

We are born knowing that we are infinitely lovable. Babies and toddlers demand love and attention. They ask to be held, they ask for toys and presents and they feel they deserve them. When we’re very young, we simply somehow just “know” that we are amazing and deserve nothing but goodness.But then something happens…We get programmed by kids at school...[ read more ]

The Best Medicine is a Treadmill: How Daily Exercise Can Treat Depression

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 9% of American adults live with depression. It’s also worth mentioning that a major depressive episode is the leading cause of disability for Americans between the ages of 15 and 44.Antidepressants are commonly prescribed to treat people with moderate or severe depression. And while these drugs do offer some relief,...[ read more ]

“The Four Letter Word….Fear”

by Lily Maino, M.S. Fear stops us in our tracks. It makes us sweat, shake, and doubt. Fear is that four letter word that controls us. Even when we know there is nothing to be afraid of, it can make us back away from our dreams, postpone our goals, and keep us stuck! Fear is like a bad bully on...[ read more ]

“Honey Doesn’t List”

by Lily Maino, M.S. I've been making a long list of things my husband doesn't do, does wrong, misses completely, fails to acknowledge or basically doesn't do in a manner that pleases me for a couple of weeks. I'm scared to even write about this list. As a therapist, I know how dangerous "looking for problems" is to a relationship.....(Continue...[ read more ]

“Love Is Not Enough”

by Kendra M. Silver, M.S., LPC I recently watched the last few minutes of the TV show, “House”, in which Dr. Lisa Cuddy tells her romantic interest, Dr. Gregory House, words to the effect, “you may love me, but I need someone who cares about me”. To say love is not enough, that it takes more than love to sustain...[ read more ]



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