Therapy in Old Age

Therapy in old age

Yes there can be Therapy in old age... "Many older adults who had never sought psychological help before are trying therapy to alleviate some of the problems they face late in life " states an article in the New York Times dated April 23, 2013. To which I say "Bravo!" Getting old is not for sissies," as Bette Davis once said. There are the physical manifestations: aches and pains, which can make one grumpy, and the limitations which come from diminishing strength and balance, which can be ... Read more...

Maintaining Our Personal Integrity

Technology has truly become an inseparable part of our lives. Without our smartphones, computers, and GPS systems, most of us would have a hard time getting things done. All of this new technology has opened up more opportunities for us and has provided a wealth of benefits, but new technology can also introduce us to new ethical dilemmas and questionable situations. Part of the challenge is figuring out how best to navigate the new tools we have without jeopardizing our own personal integrity ... Read more...

Controlling Anger

Controlling Anger

Anger isn’t a bad thing. it’s often useful, as a clue that something in your life isn’t working as well as it might. However, if the expression of your anger is affecting your health and/or your relationships, you need to consider if this is serving you well or if there might be a better way. If you want to get those angry feelings under control, you first need to know what triggers that intense emotional reaction. When do you get the angriest? Who is usually the target of your anger? ... Read more...

The Baby Blues

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum...What? It May Not be Depression, but Something's Going On Your new baby is beautiful, perfect. Motherhood is great. So why do you feel so out of sorts? Every new mom has been through it: the “baby blues.” Perhaps it’s not full-blown post-partum depression, but something’s definitely going on inside you. You’re tired, irritable, and have mood swings that rival a circus performer’s antics on the trapeze: one moment weepy, the next high-as-a-kite happy. What’s going on? ... Read more...

Now We Are a Family

Bringing a new baby home

Bringing a New Baby Home and What Happens to the Marriage A baby takes on average nine months to percolate within you. During these nine months, partners have some time to get used to the concept of “baby makes three,” but when it actually happens, most of us are knocked for a loop. There is a vast difference between the abstract concept of family…but when it becomes a concrete fact, it’s a whole new world. Sure, now you’re parents—but what happens to your marriage, now that ... Read more...