Archives for May, 2012

Mothers (and Fathers) Beware: Be Your Own Best Judge

Time magazine's startling cover of a slender, attractive young mother boldly breastfeeding her 3-year-old son has everyone talking. Not only because of the provocative visual image but because the article is entitled, "Are You Mom Enough?"

Talk about using provocation as a way to get attention. Numerous blogs instantly popped up on the web about how Time's bold move proves that printed media can still grab the public's attention. But at what cost to mothers and soon to be mothers? Do we, as...
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Empathy

Gay Marriage: How to Handle the New Hot Potato

In a country deeply divided into red states and blue states, President Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage will no doubt become a political hot potato. In the meantime, the psychological and emotional impact of politics on the actual lives of families will get drowned out in the rhetoric of opposing sides.

As psychotherapists working with couples and families from diverse backgrounds, we know first hand how differences about things like religion, politics, values and behaviors...
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Feelings

Joy=Love–Fear and Other Emotional Equations for Happiness

"Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms is to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."– Dr. Viktor Frankl
There are a lot of excellent self-help books out there these days. So many, in fact, that it is often difficult to figure out which one or another might be helpful to suggest when someone you love...
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