How Day Care Can Help Children With Depressed Moms

Have you seen the buzz about the new study recently reported in the journal Pediatrics? It found that child care time might help protect kids of depressed moms from developing psychological and behavioral problems. 
Blogs and articles (like this one from CNN’s The Chart) have been popping up all over the Internet since the study’s release.  …[Read More]

Borderline Personality Disorder

I recently watched Darren Aronofsky’s film Black Swan. Even as a psychologist, I found the movie painful to watch as the main character, Nina, played brilliantly by Natalie Portman, descends deeply into the depths of mental illness.
A major theme of the movie is related to the incredible stress and development of self destructive behaviors that …[Read More]

Vacation hassles? Take a picture!

Looking for some fiction to read this summer?  Try a travel brochure. Those beautiful glossy pamphlets promise you the time of your life, with nonstop fun.  To illustrate their promises, they show pictures of perfect people with perfect bodies and perfect teeth, frolicking and smiling.  No one has sunburn, sore feet or indigestion. The children …[Read More]

Procrastination – Why you do it, and how to stop

“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”
~William James
Can you relate the quotation above? Doesn’t procrastination wear you out? It does me. And as a psychologist I KNOW the reasons for my procrastination – yet I still have struggled with it.

Here’s an example. This is a picture of …[Read More]