The Sandwich Generation: Navigating Between Parents and Kids

According to the Pew Research Center, just over one of every eight Americans aged 40 to 60 is sandwiched between raising a child and caring for a parent. For many it is more than one child and more than one parent. Men and women are both members, although the caregivers are predominantly women

This means that members of the sandwiched generation are very often caught between the needs of their 12-year-old soccer star stressing on...


Mindfulness in the Workplace: The Pause that Refreshes

We may be unable to change our job or the workplace environment but we can change our response to it. Mindfulness is particularly relevant because to be mindful is to pause, observe and own your present moment. Drawing upon Coco-Cola’s famous slogan from 1929 - It can be the new pause that refreshes.

Initiated by a deep breath, the pause might offer a self-soothing mantra like “Relax- You Know Who You Are!” or a private boost of “ Bring it On.” It may be a...


The Reason We Have Two Hands: A Closer Look at Giving and Receiving

While giving and receiving are more pronounced during the holiday season, both in terms of gifts and generosity of action to those we love and to those in need, many people give in big and small ways throughout the year. Over million people provide unpaid care of parents and family members ages 65 and older in the United States. There are a reported million spousal caregivers and if we add those caring for grandchildren and friends, the numbers keep expanding.

With this...


Facing Another School Shooting- Loss, Fear and Efforts to Cope

On Thursday 11/14/19, a male student opened fire at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California.  Pulling a pistol from his backpack, he killed a 15 year old girl, a 14 year old boy and wounded three others in an attack that lasted 16 seconds. He left his last bullet for himself and died from the self-inflected gunshot wound.

The event leaves a school and community in a state of shock, pain and unthinkable loss. This shooting adds to the already 230 school...