August 2, 2018

Dealing with the back-to-school blues?

Parents have a lot on their plate: mortgage payments, healthcare, caring for elderly parents, raising kids, just to name a few. As the new school year approaches, they face additional stressors – paying for back-to-school supplies, clothes and possibly tuition. Many parents may also be […]
February 9, 2018

How Your Brain Stops You From Enjoying Motherhood- And How to Fix It

I stood outside my kids’ bedroom door, smiling as I listened to them wrestle and laugh while they were supposed to be putting their pajamas on. During the day, I’d checked off a handful of items on my to-do list, I’d gotten my kids where they […]
October 16, 2016

Helpful and Unhelpful Thinking

A wise Greek philosopher once said, “I have noticed that people are not disturbed so much by things as by their opinions about those things.” (Epictetus) This means that what bothers us, is really our own thoughts, not what happens to us. Our opinions or […]
April 14, 2016

Natural Alternatives to Treating Depression and Stress

Some patients resist taking antidepressant drugs. While we are not opposed to antidepressants, we strongly support our patients’ right to decide their own treatment. What can be done without drugs? The answer is, a great deal can and should be done. And even when you […]
February 14, 2016

Happiness and Hedonism

Copyright © 2007 by Lynn D. Johnson, Ph.D. Contact: The question of happiness preoccupies us. How can we be most pleased with our lives? Many seek this state through some variety of hedonism. We can see this in people’s rush to seek physical pleasures. […]