Conversations Infertile Couples Need to Have

Infertility is extremely stressful for couples. It challenges your decision-making skills, finances, emotions, physical health, and sometimes religious or spiritual beliefs. And although infertility isn’t uncommon, I continue to see couples suffering in secret. Guilt and shame in addition to sadness and frustration can lead to isolation. It’s hard to emotionally support your partner when you’re both experiencing high levels of stress, anger, and sadness. When you’re struggling to […]

Why I Encourage My Teenager to Trick or Treat

We all remember how confusing the teenage years are. You’re not quite an adult yet and you’re not really a child either. You’re in the grey zone, which makes it hard to know what adults expect from you. On the one hand, we seem to be having an epidemic of helicopter or over-parenting. Parents are overly concerned with protecting teens from […]

How to Support a Friend Grieving Pregnancy and Infant Loss

October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. To all of you grieving your own baby or wanting to support a friend or family member, I’m sending you a virtual hug. Experiencing neonatal loss was one of the hardest things I’ve been through. Grief is always hard no matter the type of loss. Pregnancy and infant loss presents us with some […]

Healing Perinatal Loss

  Last week I had the absolute pleasure of talking to Dr. Christina Hibbert, the host of Motherhood on Web Talk Radio about healing perinatal loss. Many of you know, this is a topic close to my heart as I experienced a loss 15 years ago. After several years of infertility, I gave birth to triplets in October 2000. Complications […]

Do Something Nice Day

  October 5th is National Do Something Nice Day. In honor of this day for doing good deeds, I made a short video for you with some ideas and a challenge.   Please share your acts of kindness in the comments and let us know how it felt to do something nice today. Have a kind day!           […]

Nice Guy’s Guide to Setting Boundaries with your Ex

Setting Boundaries with Your Ex This is my second post in my Nice Guy series. It is aimed at helping “nice guys” to have happier, healthier relationships and get their needs met. Even though it’s titled Nice Guys, I think many women will relate as well. I work with a lot of “nice guys” in my psychotherapy practice. They tend […]

Parenting Teens: Parent Survival Tips

  I always say: Parenting is like a marathon. You’re in it for the long haul. Day to day in the trenches is hard. I’m right there with you as I have two teens myself. Some days are great and some day I just want to run away. I put together a few tips to help you through. Parenting Teens […]