The School Battlefield

The battle lines get drawn every August as the school year draws nearer. As parents brace themselves for impact, teenagers, arm themselves with iphones and full backpacks, ready for the onslaught of the upcoming school year. Often times, kids and parents end up...

Happy 2016!

Congratulations everyone! You have almost made it through the first Monday of the year! Woohoo! When my alarm went off this morning I contemplated for a brief moment turning it off, not getting out of bed (it was so warm!) and pretending like the new year wasn’t...

Dialectical Coping

How do we cope in the wake of adversity, pain, loss? As we know, we each cope differently and we each cope in a way which feels right to us at the time. After the emotions surrounding the situation have abated, we tend to look back on the situation we just...

Conquering The Holidays

I don’t know about you, but there is a very big dialectic that occurs for me when the holidays come around every year. The dialectic is one of like and dislike. Don’t get me wrong, I love tradition, shopping, family, friends, and parties, and at the same time all of...