April 26, 2022

Real Love and Social Media Are you spending more time on your mobile device than the time you spend actually interacting with your partner or your spouse? Has your relationship taken a bad turn as you make choices between real love and social media?  If so, you wouldn’t be […]
March 26, 2022

How to handle the trauma of war from afar

Psychologists offer advice on managing stress around the conflict. Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, the media have been flooded with broadcasts and images of a country under siege. Stress and concern about the conflict is widespread, especially for those with loved ones in […]
February 23, 2022

Why young brains are especially vulnerable to social media

The science behind why apps like TikTok, Instagram, and Snapchat impact your child’s brain in a different way than your adult brain. Starting around age 10, children’s brains undergo a fundamental shift that spurs them to seek social rewards, including attention and approval from their […]
January 27, 2022

Seasonal Affective Disorder

When daylight hours start to decrease and it gets colder outside many people may find themselves experiencing symptoms resembling depression. For some the symptoms are relatively brief. Tempers may seem shorter for parents stuck inside with cranky or sick children and an increased sense of […]
December 22, 2021

Managing expectations

Everyone has a vision of the perfect holiday, but when reality fails to live up to the dream, stress can result. Here are some tips to help you manage your expectations this holiday season: Set realistic expectations. No Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or other holiday celebration is […]
November 1, 2021

You Be You: Affirmations for Teens:Daily Motivation to Boost Self-Confidence and Feel Empowered

Joy Hartman has another book coming out soon! You Be You, Affirmations for Teens will boost your teens positive thinking through affirmations, and provide inspiring anecdotes and wise words from role models to help them navigate life’s complicated emotions. This book would make an excellent […]