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Care for Caregivers: Thursdays in Alexandria

Care for Caregivers Support Group Caring for our loved ones is generally done out of compassion and love.  Therefore, we often don’t recognize the toll they can take on our mental, physical and emotional reserves. Becoming […]
By |June 28th, 2016|Anxiety and Stress, Groups, Relationships|Comments Off on Care for Caregivers: Thursdays in Alexandria

Free Workshop: What About Me? Family Caregiver Coping Skills

I am excited to be offering the following free workshop on July 7 at Arden Courts of Fair Oaks in Fairfax, VA. I will be speaking with caregivers about the unique challenges that come with caring for an ill loved one. If you or someone you know is struggling […]
By |June 27th, 2016|Anxiety and Stress, Groups, Relationships, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Free Workshop: What About Me? Family Caregiver Coping Skills

Focus on the positive: 5 to 1

I’ve shared before information about our brain’s negativity bias. In the words of Dr. Rick Hanson, our brains are “velcro for negative experience and teflon for positive experience”. Research in a number of areas has demonstrated that our […]
By |October 12th, 2015|Mindfulness, Relationships, Uncategorized, Work|Comments Off on Focus on the positive: 5 to 1

Are We REALLY Connecting in our Relationships?

I recently came across this animated edition of Sherry Turkle’s Ted Talk – Connected – But Alone. It resonated with me as I think about how we receive and interpret messages about love, relationships, connection and […]
By |March 30th, 2015|Relationships|Comments Off on Are We REALLY Connecting in our Relationships?

Growing Empathy

  If you are not familiar with the work of Brene Brown, I would encourage you to check out her research. She is a shame and vulnerability researcher who has written a number of helpful books including, Daring Greatly and I Thought It Was Just Me (but […]
By |March 16th, 2015|Relationships|Comments Off on Growing Empathy

Looking for Love – Have you already found it?

It is the steady rain rather than the torrential downpour that makes the grass grow and the flowers bloom. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it is tempting to expect lightning and tempests when it comes to our love lives. […]
By |February 9th, 2015|Relationships|Comments Off on Looking for Love – Have you already found it?

A New Take on the Advent Calendar

For the past few years, my family has tried something new for our Advent Calendar. We created an Advent of Activities. We brainstormed as a family 24 fun activities we would like to do over the next few weeks. I wrote each idea on an index card and each evening […]
By |December 1st, 2014|Relationships|Comments Off on A New Take on the Advent Calendar

Less Me and More We

One of the hallmarks of a depressed brain is its tendency to fixate or ruminate. Often that rumination is focused on self. The depressed brain asks questions like: Why do I feel this way? What […]
By |November 25th, 2014|Relationships|Comments Off on Less Me and More We

More Than a Holiday. Talking with our children about race and equality.

As Martin Luther King, Jr. Day approaches next week, many of our children are learning in school about different aspects of the legacy of equality and race in our country. For some children, that conversation stops at school. Because of the old wounds surrounding our history of race and […]
By |January 16th, 2014|Children, Relationships|Comments Off on More Than a Holiday. Talking with our children about race and equality.