It’s winter. It’s cold! Our animal friends are hibernating. Many humans also feel the pull to do less physically this time of year. But I’m here to tell you, this is a trap! With shorter days and colder temperatures keeping us indoors, our moods are already fragile. Doing physical activity helps for several reasons. […]
What are October OCD Awareness events all about?
OCD Awareness Week was launched by the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) to serve as an annual occasion when “community groups, service organizations, and clinics across the US and around the world celebrate throughout the week with events such as educational lecture series, OCD-inspired art exhibits, grassroots […]
Summer is upon us! For many that means no school, (family) vacations, and more free time. A recent New York Times article ominously titled “Putting Down Your Phone May Help You Live Longer” speaks of just how much of our free time we spend on our phones. The article cites research about the […]
Develop a system to manage paper. Paper is the number ONE item when it comes to clutter. Newspapers, magazines, and junk mail all add to the mountain of paper in our homes. The first step in organizing paper is to develop a system to manage it. Think in terms of time. Papers such as the […]
Teens with anxiety and depression often suffer in silence. Here are tips for parents to spot the symptoms and help their teens cope.
Despite the joy of the holidays, parents often wonder how to keep their children entertained. Here are non-electronic ways to engage kids over school break.
Talking to your teen about sleep often leads to arguments and frustration on both sides, but these three videos are great ways to introduce the topic.
The teenage brain is in high gear all day and when they're ready to sleep, teens can’t just turn them off. Here are five tips to help them wind-down.
The new school year is here, and it’s time to help your teen reset from sleeping late to getting up early for school. Here are five easy tips to help.
Engaging children in therapy is important to successful treatment, and play is a great way to do that. Here are just a few of the benefits of play therapy.