December 5, 2016

Most people have heard the quote, “Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle” (J.M. Barrie) but what does that really mean? When I think of battles, I think about the most common “battle” we are fighting on a daily basis, which...

November 2, 2016

I recently discovered the artist, Jason Isbell, on the NPR podcast, All Songs Considered. I love this song by him essentially recognizing the preciousness of what he shares with his partner now and seeing the negative impact of not taking care of his relationship over...

March 22, 2016

Over the summer, I discovered the album, Carrie and Lowell, the latest recording of artist, Sufjan Stevens. I really love the entire album – all the songs are beautiful and calming, but then I learned more of the background story of Sufjan Stevens and the inspiration f...

December 13, 2012

Murray Bowen (family systems theorist and family therapist) famously coined the term “differentiation”.  Being differentiated means being clear on your own values and principles and being able to tell the difference between a “fact” and a “feeling”.  Sounds good, right...

December 27, 2011

NPR featured a story recently on a study published in the American Sociological Review looking more deeply at the emotional experience of “multi-tasking” for women and men who are parents in dual income families. This is a really interesting study because it goes beyon...

January 2, 2011

Unless you have been out of the country, under a rock, or in a coma for the last month, you cannot escape the hype of the film, Black Swan. Spoiler alert! If you haven’t seen the film, but plan on seeing it, thanks for visiting, and come back to read this post afterwar...

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