“Is Anyone Else Angry?” – Dealing with Anger in the Aftermath of Trauma

Trauma theorists tell us that while traumatic events are in themselves physically and emotionally assaultive, it is often the emotions suffered after the smoke clears and the media goes home that become painful and disruptive to our recovery. One of these is anger. Anger in the aftermath of a traumatic event, be it the loss of a child, the destruction of one’s home, a life-threatening diagnosis, a pandemic out of control, the experience of racial oppression or...


Coping in Captivity: Improving Couple Dynamics During COVID-19

As couples have been sheltered in place or quarantined for some time, many have had the opportunity to be with their partner for more hours than they would ever have spent in the five, ten or 45 years together. The Positives

The upside is appreciation for someone by your side to get through an unimaginable life event. Someone for support if one or the other gets sick, someone to hold down the fort if one is an essential...


Celebrate Your Father’s Day in a Special Way – “Share Your Story”

Few fathers or father figures would disagree that the real gifts of Father’s Day are their children- whom they love, carry, care for, play with, worry about, mentor, affirm, argue with, laugh, cry, admire and often marry off.

In his well-researched book, Do Fathers Matter? Paul Raeburn reports what has been scientifically overlooked but emotionally experienced - FATHERS MATTER and their children matter to them.

Fathers may want to reciprocate for any expression of love and appreciation they get on Father’s Day in a special way.


“The Hum of Fear” – The invisible Legacy carried by Black Americans

In her powerful and moving book, Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief, Dr. Joanne Cacciatore draws upon the death of her own child and decades of working with individuals, families and communities to help those in pain learn to bear the grief. One theme she validates is the ongoing terror of it happening again – “ the hum of fear.”

For Black Americans, “the hum of fear” that another child will die, another black life will be taken, persists...