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You Don’t Have to Fight Back

By Laura Walls Teenagers have a very special way of getting under parents' skin. Unlike any other time in their lives, teenagers are developing a need to find their own way. This often involves arguing, arguing and more arguing. That same child who would listen to a rule you have had in your house since [...]

By | April 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on You Don’t Have to Fight Back

4 Simple Actions You Can Use to Reduce Post-Traumatic Stress (and any other kind of stress)

By Jonathan Pishner One of the major problems with trauma is that treating it yourself can be difficult. It's not usually like frustration or work stress, where you might be able to make a small life change or read a simple self-help book and get a lot of benefit. Getting over really bad events in [...]

By | March 28th, 2016|Stress, Trauma|Comments Off on 4 Simple Actions You Can Use to Reduce Post-Traumatic Stress (and any other kind of stress)

3 tips for telling your spouse about anger

By Jonathan Pishner A common statement about anger in a love relationship is that "you have to talk about it." That is very true, but I would like to clarify that statement: "Don't talk about your anger while you're still angry." The more common that anger and resentment are in your relationship, the more true [...]

By | March 7th, 2016|Anger, Couples|Comments Off on 3 tips for telling your spouse about anger

Making Divorce Easier On Young Children

By Laura Walls Sadly, marriages end and what follows can be extremely trying. Parents wonder about how the divorce will influence their children. While children are very resilient, a divorce is a major change and children will feel the effects of that. Parents have a huge amount of power over how the divorce is handled [...]

By | February 22nd, 2016|Parenting|Comments Off on Making Divorce Easier On Young Children

Treat your spouse better than a stranger

By Jonathan Pishner Yes, the title is written correctly. You should treat your spouse better than a stranger. Obvious, right? On the surface, everyone would agree to this. But in practice, it doesn't always turn out that way. When you have been in a relationship for a long time, you eventually become very comfortable with [...]

By | January 24th, 2016|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Treat your spouse better than a stranger

Two tips for making a change stick

A lot of people engage in the tradition of making a resolution for improving their life at the beginning of a new year. However, a lot of people have trouble with sticking to their new plan. Since we are a few weeks into the year (the time when people start to struggle with their resolutions), [...]

By | January 12th, 2016|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Two tips for making a change stick

Three Holiday Tips for Busy Grown-Ups

Three Holiday Tips for Busy Grown-Ups Many of us really enjoyed holidays when we were kids. But the Christmas season can be tough to enjoy as you get older. With work, family, shopping, and everything else, it turns from a happy and enjoyable holiday into a big cluster of stress and obligations. I'd like to [...]

By | December 23rd, 2015|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Three Holiday Tips for Busy Grown-Ups

The Habit Stack – Why it’s so hard to change habits

by Jonathan Pishner As a counselor, I have first hand experience in how difficult it is for people to change their thinking, behaviors, and habits. I am often asked the question, "Why is it so hard to change habits?" The most enduring lesson I ever learned in my years of counseling is that “people don’t [...]

By | November 12th, 2015|Lifestyle|0 Comments