Refocus to Reconnect: Finding Perspective through Photography

December 21st, 2017 | Posted in For Adults, For Couples

The days may be shorter, but when viewed from a different perspective, this time of the year affords opportunities for light in alternate ways. We cozy up by the fire, illuminate Christmas trees or the Menorah, and launch fireworks on New Year’s. I’ve also noticed that in the wintertime, light touches places previously shaded by […]

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Setting Boundaries this Holiday Season

Holiday Boundaries

November 22nd, 2017 | Posted in For Parents, For Adults

This time of the year reminds me of a scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The Griswolds are relaxing in their home when the doorbell rings. Each chime grows more daunting as the frame zooms to the door, from which you can hear arguing on the other side. Suddenly, extended family charges in, aggressively pecking cheeks […]

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Psychological “Masks”: Opportunities and Obstacles Beneath the Veil

psychological masks

October 27th, 2017 | Posted in For Adults, For Couples

Many people love Halloween. Halloween festivities provide an opportunity to take on a different persona, to be someone or something you typically aren’t. (Note: The candy isn’t too shabby either). In fact, the National Retail Federation estimates that nearly 3.5 billion dollars are spent nationwide on costumes each year. “Halloween is a day in which […]

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Empty Nest: Preparing for Love after the Launch

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in For Parents, For Couples

Sending your young adult off into the world can be both exciting and alarming. Many couples fear for the future of their relationship when it retakes center stage after years of distraction and possible neglect. There’s an expectation that the transition to an empty nest can be lonely and detrimental to couples, but there’s also […]

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From Partners to Parents: Keeping Love Alive Post-Baby

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in For Parents, For Couples

Nursing. Solids. Sleep. Teething. With the help of baby books and the internet, expectant parents are often well-versed in what’s to come. However, relationship challenges that accompany parenthood continue to be underestimated. Decades of research shows that regardless of age, marital status, or orientation, having children strains relationships. A sobering statistic reveals that 92% of […]

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Answering the Early Entry Kindergarten Evaluation Question With the Help of Nursery Rhymes

April 18th, 2017 | Posted in For Children

Many parents struggle with the early entry kindergarten evaluation decision. Should you send your child to kindergarten before he or she turns 5, or to wait another year before boarding the bus? If you’re trying to discern whether your child is ready or not, we’ve enlisted the help of Mother Goose to highlight the milestones […]

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The PACT Couples Therapy Approach Can Transform Your Relationship

March 16th, 2017 | Posted in For Couples

Stan Tatkin, author of Wired for Love and founder of PACT, likens his couples therapy approach to jazz dancing; it’s structured, but very lively and playful. Some may prefer to think of PACT as a “contact sport,” while more traditional couples therapies a “pre or post-game interview.” Regardless of how you look at it, the PACT principles reach beyond talking […]

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How to K.I.S.S. with Love Notes

February 13th, 2017 | Posted in For Adults, For Couples

When it comes to relationships, sometimes you just need to K.I.S.S. What’s the K.I.S.S. Method? Originally a military design principle meaning “Keep it Simple, Stupid,” the acronym can be adapted to a more polite “keep it simple and sincere.” Why You Should K.I.S.S. in Relationships The entertainment industry spotlights grand gestures as the epitome of romance, so it’s […]

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New Year’s: A Time for Reflection and Resolution

December 31st, 2016 | Posted in For Adults

The Scottish song Auld Lang Syne has become the musical score to New Year’s celebrations around the world. Meaning “times gone by” or “old time’s sake,” the tune evokes a sense of reflective nostalgia. It reminds us to not only look ahead to the new year, but to reminisce on the past year’s experiences, especially fond ones with family […]

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Navigating Differences at Thanksgiving

November 21st, 2016 | Posted in For Parents, For Adults

When you ask Google “how to prepare for Thanksgiving,” the search results suggest countless checklists and timelines for preparing the turkey, cleaning your house and setting the table. And while these guides are certainly helpful in planning the event itself, they often leave the task of actually “enjoying time with family” up to you. That’s where we come […]

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