Ugh, it’s True: Phones Actually Make Teens Unhappy

I've been talking to parents for years about the Impact of Social Media on Teens during my evening programs at our local schools. It's a topic I'm very passionate about not only because I'm fascinated by the teen mind, but also because I'm a pa...

Say Hello to Calm, Goodbye to Anxiety


One thing that is consistent in life is change. Change can be one of the hardest and most stressful things for us to deal with. Think about your first day of Kindergarten as a child. Perhaps you were crying, afraid to leave your comfort zone. Even as we get older, anything dif...

Being Silent for One Day

I recently attended a day-long silent meditation retreat as a part of an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course. It was an insightful experience that left me with a “hangover” of peace and inner calm. During the past several years I had the best intentions to care for myself by diet...

Vacations are Good for Your Brain

Most of us look forward to taking a vacation. It's a time of fun, relaxation, rejuvenation.
And have you noticed the feeling you get when you return to your regular routine? I know I feel recharged and ready to face life with more confidence and vigor.