Going With The Flow: Lessons From A Hot Air Balloon

Last weekend, I traveled to Albuquerque for Balloon Fiesta, the largest hot air balloon festival in the world. Seeing hundreds of hot air balloons ascending was truly a spectacular sight. I was lucky enough to actually check an item off my bucket list, taking a hot air balloon ride within the festival. Since I hate heights [...]

By | October 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Life Lessons From The Beer Tent

Why…well, sometimes it’s hard to think of a weekly blog topic. Plus, why not have a little fun. A few weeks ago I volunteered to serve beer at a local festival to benefit an organization with which I am involved. This tiny microcosm showed me: Ask for what you want. If you don’t, the answer will [...]

By | October 6th, 2015|0 Comments

How Deflate-Gate Shows Tom Brady And Bridget Moynahan Getting Co-Parenting Right

In the course of Deflate-Gate, private emails between Tom Brady and Bridget Moynahan were released. They are co-parents to their 8-year old son Jack. Although the release of private emails is disappointing and sad, the emails show how the two co-parents support each other and their son. Important, as the number one factor influencing how children [...]

By | October 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Tell Me More: A Powerful Tool

I was recently listening to a podcast with a segment about communicating with Alzheimer’s patients. It was discussing the use of the “yes and” technique from improv comedy. Basically this is a technique in which a comic joins and builds upon a skit. This is also what we in the mental health community refer to as [...]

By | September 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

Daniel Tiger Teaches Children Social And Emotional Skills – Adults Should Listen Too

Daniel Tiger dons a red sweater just like Mister Rogers’ yet this animated show from PBS brings a different take to help young children learn social and emotional skills such as dealing with disappointment, anger, fear, and frustration or learning thankfulness, sharing, and empathy. I know adults who could use his guidance as well. Enjoy! “What [...]

By | September 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Public Shaming: Why It Shouldn’t Be A Parenting Tool

Technology has created many questions and challenges for parents today. How do you keep your kids safe from Internet predators? How much screen time is too much? At what age should you allow your child to have a cell phone, an email account, or a Facebook profile? But what about parental use of social media? Over [...]

By | September 8th, 2015|0 Comments

The Summer Of Love’s End: How Not To Be Next

This summer has seen Jen and Ben, Miranda and Blake, Gwen and Gavin, and even Miss Piggy and Kermit announcing their divorces. Celebrities are human beings after all and struggle with the same challenges as us mere mortals. John Gottman is one of the foremost researchers and clinicians in the areas of marriage and relationships and [...]

By | August 25th, 2015|0 Comments