May 27, 2015

Criticism: Does it Really Help?

Handling your desire to criticize another person Criticism: censure, condemnation, disapproval, or reproach. When you criticize someone, you are condemning or disapproving of them. Naturally, they are less than happy about that as a general rule, and will try to defend themselves, a perfectly understandable […]
May 15, 2015

Procrastination-Everyone Talks About It, but Nobody Does Anything

Imagine the space this article fills as blank. Imagine the time and energy it might have taken someone who procrastinates to: 1) think about doing the article, 2) put it on a list of “to dos,” 3) talk about doing it, 4) promise himself he […]
April 15, 2015

Happiness: Meditation Changes Your Body’s Response to Stress

Meditation’s goal is to create a “relaxation response” in ourselves. When we are deeply relaxed, when our mind and our body is quiet, we recover quickly from stress. We have known for years that this is good for us. But a new study tells us […]
March 15, 2015

Parenting Your Teen

Are you frustrated with your teen? Overwhelmed with the influences your teen faces today? Are you looking for support and resources to help guide your teen through life’s challenges? Join CPA therapist, Joy Hartman, and other parents of teens on a new blog to find […]
February 19, 2014

Learning to Live With (and Love) Yourself

Mary thinks she’d be happy if she could just change her weight, her looks and her job. Sean believes that he’s an okay person except for certain personality traits, such as anxiety, impatience and his quick temper. Yolanda’s shelves are bulging with self-improvement books; she’s […]