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No marriage is perfect. Yet if your spouse is cheating on you, you often have an intuition that tells you something is not quite right. Nothing happens in a vacuum and infidelity may be a symptom ...

9 Telltale Signs You Have a Cheating Spouse

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As the song goes, “Breaking up is hard to do” – not only with boyfriends, girlfriends, or spouses, but also with friends. As we move through life and gain a better sense of self, and as we learn ...

Why You Should Let Go of Toxic Friendships

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What makes for a healthy relationship? I’ve often been asked this, and other relationship questions, over the years by many wonderful individuals and couples. As a human behavior expert, with ...

3 Things Every Healthy Relationship Requires

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When we talk about bullying today, we often focus on children. However, bullying can happen in the adult arena as well. It can be particularly painful when adult women are bullied by other women ...

What to Do When Women Bully Women

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If you have a child who has difficulty concentrating, consider incorporating a meditation practice into his daily routine. Meditation is the most effective way to increase focus and concentration. ...

Children and Focus: How to Help and What to Watch For

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In a world of perfect images, competition and constant critiquing of everything from social behavior, body image (diet and exercise advertisements), celebrity and so on, it is difficult to step ...

For Your Daughter to Have Self-Compassion, She Must See It In You First

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You’ve just started to buy presents, you still haven’t gone out to get a Christmas tree and your work schedule is not cooperating with the personal demands of the season. Between decorating, ...

Simplify and De-Stress Your Holiday Season

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I’ve written about the many benefits of journaling before, and if you have not yet started a journaling practice, the holidays are a wonderful time to begin. This is a time of year when we are ...

5 Tips for Starting a Gratitude Journal

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You and your guy have been dating for a while, and you’re thinking that this is it: he’s the one! Yet you’re not sure if he’s feeling the same. When you’ve asked him about his level of commitment, ...

Is Your Man Afraid of Commitment?

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Recently, I had the opportunity to attend TED2014 and I was very excited about what psychologist Philip Zimbardo had to say. He spoke about how men are failing socially, academically and with ...

Access to Violence and Pornography Alters Boys’ Brains

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I recently attended my goddaughter's graduation from a school in Connecticut. Speakers, teachers and guests alike focused on one essential theme for children: entering the world of adults. Whether ...

6 Steps for Success for High School Graduates

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In today’s busy world, we hear a lot about remembering to slow down, to unplug from technology, and to find ways to de-stress. I, myself, have written about the many benefits of meditation and ...

The Benefits of Journaling and How to Get Started

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It’s early on a weekday morning, so early that the streets are still filled with darkness. You walk into your teen’s room. The alarm is buzzing. You reach over to turn it off while attempting to ...

Sleep for Success: Later High School Start Times Benefit Student Success

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Everyone has a cell phone. At least, that’s what your teenager says to you during his/her constant pleas to have his/her own phone. One of the biggest questions making the rounds among parents of ...

Teens and Technology: Managing Cell Phone Usage

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Recently, I had the opportunity to attend TED2014 and I was very excited about what psychologist Phillip Zimbardo had to say. He spoke about how men are failing socially, academically and with ...

For the Sake of our Sons: Limit Technology to Help Boys Succeed

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Mother’s Day is a wonderful time when we moms get to feel appreciated by our loved ones. Yet this Mother’s Day, consider giving yourself a gift: the gift of time, or what I like to call, a Mom’s ...

The Best Mother’s Day Gift: A Time Out

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You’re lying in bed bumping up against that body next to you, seething with hurt and anger. You haven’t been touched or reached for in more months than you care to count. You’ve gone through the ...

Why Doesn’t He Want to Have Sex With Me?

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Imagine that you’re preparing your husband’s favorite meal. He walks through the door at dinnertime and you greet him. Suddenly, and without any provocation at all, his mood changes. It’s as if a ...

The Positive Outcomes of Divorce

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You’ve been dating the same type of guy or gal for years: controlling, dominating, manipulative -- and you can’t seem to break the pattern. Your friends are constantly asking: “Why are you always ...

5 Toxic Personalities & How to Break the Bad Dating Pattern

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You’re going on a family road trip with your adult siblings. Which of these three scenarios sounds most like you? 1) You’ve been planning it for weeks, secured the hotel rooms, made restaurant ...

Birth Order and Personality: It Matters!

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Remember that insult that came flying your way, coated with the sugary taste of a euphemism? Yes, we have all been the focus of socially acceptable insults from those who use rude and manipulative ...

Your Guide to Overcoming Appearance Phobia

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Romance and sexual passion are connected in a very real way to the deepest patterns of our childhood, those relationship patterns that we experience with our mother and father from the earliest ...

Keeping the Passion Alive In Your Relationship

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1) Try something new together. Be creative and find new and interesting things to do together. Though it takes a little energy, the rewards are worth it. Preferably choose something that neither ...

Simple Tips for a Happy Relationship

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Divorce is hard. Whether you're a parent looking for tips to offer or if you're a child looking for advice, here are 16 ways to help cope with divorce. Talking about your problems is a good ...

Divorced Parents: 16 Tips For Children

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One of the greatest stress relievers in life is to have a good friend. Before the age of psychologists and psychiatrists, people reached for their friends to talk over their problems. In many ...

How to Create Authentic Friendships

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If you’ve ever been frustrated with the way the opposite sex reacts to a problem you have shared with them, it helps to know there are innate differences in the way men and women handle stress. ...

Why Your Man Handles Stress Differently

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I remember the first time I sat down to read about the symptoms and effects of menopause. By the time I got done reading about the hot flashes, loss of energy, heart palpitations, mood swings, ...

Maneuvering the Madness of Menopause Together

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Recently, the nation wrestled with the fear and emotional uncertainty resulting from the Boston marathon explosions and ensuing events. We question how: how could this happen? How could these ...

How to Help Children Cope With Tragedy