Making Your Twenties Count: Part 2

In the previous blog, we discussed why the 20’s are a critical decade. In this blog, we are going to focus on one of Meg Jay’s key points, which is exploration. Society has said that exploration is one of the most important factors in a person’s 20’s. So what is … Read More

Making Your Twenties Count – Part 1

I recently watched a TED talk called “Why 30 is not the new 20” by Clinical Psychologist Meg Jay. In light of the summer beginning to wind down and high school seniors going to college, this topic was of particular interest to me. Meg Jay discussed why it is important … Read More

Adjusting to Life Changes

High School Seniors have graduated and are looking forward to heading off to college shortly. Parents are savoring the last few weeks that their children will be under their roofs. This is an exciting and anxiety-inducing time in a student’s life. As students, they are looking forward to exploring their … Read More

Parenting: Creating a Happy Home – Part 3

This blog series is continuing to explore concepts that will help parents to build a home that adult children want to come home to. In the previous two parts of this series, we explored structure vs. spontaneity and listening vs. lecturing. Both of these concepts are fundamental to building a … Read More

Parenting: Creating a Happy Home – Part 2

In the first post of this blog series, we discussed some key aspects to creating a home that adult children want to come back to and visit. There are several tips that this blog series will explore in order to help make your home a home that is healthy, fun, and … Read More

Parenting: Creating a Happy Home – Part 1

I recently read a blog about building a home that children want to come back to. Parents walk a tight rope when it comes to parenting. Some parents hover over their children in order to protect them from perceived harsh realties of this world. Other parents believe that it is … Read More

Demands of the Second Shift [On Women] – Part 2

What makes us as women want to be Superwoman? As a sophomore in college, I remember reading Arlie Hochschild’s book The Second Shift. In this book, she explained a phenomenon called “the stalled revolution.” The women’s rights movement was able to get women out of the house and into gainful … Read More

Demands of the Second Shift [on Women] – Part 1

In an article in Psychology Today, White Collar men are reported to have a higher level of happiness than women. The publication also indicated that men are more likely to relax during the day and take specific time to take a break. As a woman, what makes it so hard … Read More

Caring for Someone with Addiction

“I promise this is the last time I will use… (fill in drug of choice)”. If you are in a relationship with someone who is struggling with addiction, you have most likely heard those words. You probably have believed those words time and time again, only to be hurt and … Read More

The Bullying Phenomenon: The Bystander (Part 3)

In the final blog, we will explore the role of the bystander. Growing up in a society where bullying is extremely prevalent, if your child is lucky enough to avoid being bullied (or being a bully), chances are that he or she has witnessed bullying. Bullying is fostered when the … Read More