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April 4, 2015
by Cindy Ariel,Phd


The Extraordinary Bond Between People and Pets

April 4, 2015 07:55 by Cindy Ariel,Phd  [About the Author]

Pets offer important social and emotional support to their adoptive family members. According to the American Humane Society, 164 million or 62% of American households included at least one pet in 2012. Research published by the American Psychological Association found that pet owners can be just as close to some of the people in their lives as to their pets. Because the bond can be so vital, lack of compassion regarding the loss of a pet can interfere with the healthy mourning process for many grieving pet owners. [More]

August 16, 2014
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

let goor get dragged findyour peaceby letting go

"Let Go, or Get Dragged”: Find your Peace by Letting Go

August 16, 2014 04:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.  [About the Author]

let goor get dragged findyour peaceby letting go
The title of this article is actually a quote from Lama Surya Das in his book, Awakening the Buddha Within (1997). I was so stuck by the simple wisdom of this statement that I posted it on my computer at work, and my refrigerator at home, as a frequent reminder of the dangers of hanging on to things that are better let go. But letting go of feelings, people or situations that are destructive to us, or out of our control, is easier said than done. We hold on and attach for lots of different reasons, but learning to let go and detach in healthy ways can help restore our sense of peace and our relationships with others. [More]

June 26, 2014
by Christie Hunter

your relationship afterthe babyhas arrived

Your Relationship After the Baby has Arrived

June 26, 2014 04:55 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

your relationship afterthe babyhas arrived
Becoming a parent is like a dream come true, particularly if the baby is your first born. However, these happy emotions are also accompanied by the fear of losing your old life. Mothers worry about taking care of the baby, while fathers usually have financial considerations. If someone is comfortable with his/her routine, then resisting any major change is natural. [More]