As the workday seems to get longer, and the time you have for relaxation seems to get shorter, it can be easy to shut down and not want to do anything for the rest of the day. However, even if you want to lock yourself away from the rest of the world after a long [...]

Since the recession of the late-2000s Americans have felt an increased societal pressure to stay busy and be worth something. With this heightened sense of busyness it’s not surprising that so many people are having a tough time with relationships. Work, children, and other obligations often eclipse the romantic relationships that we cherish but don’t [...]

Finding Your Purpose in Life

Growing up, you probably heard the question, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” You were most likely asked that question at a young age, and it is quite a question to pose to someone who can barely be trusted to take care of a goldfish. You then go through life with [...]

As a parent, it might be difficult to admit to yourself that your child needs some extra help or attention. You try to do everything you possibly can for your child, but sometimes it’s wise to seek professional help when things just don’t seem right. Of course, it can be hard to let go of [...]

The winter holidays are over, and as much as you might want to get away from your family and back to your friends, the classes and work that await you are not necessarily things to be excited about. The second semester can signal the beginning of the end for graduating students or just another semester [...]

Have you ever found yourself feeling more “down” in the winter time? Are you lacking energy that you usually have during the rest of the year and have no idea what is causing the change? This change during the winter can be known as the Winter Blues, and it affects more people than you may [...]

As the holidays arrive, families travel near and far to gather together to celebrate. As much as we may love to see our family and spend the holidays with those we love, it can be a bit stressful. Some of us, no matter how much we love our family, have a hard time being around [...]

We come up with goals more times than we can be bothered to count. Every year we make a resolution that we swear we are going to follow during the year. In the spring we insist on setting a goal to achieve the “Summer Body.” We want to save money for a new car, learn [...]

The Importance of Gratitude

During this time of the year, we are bombarded with positive messages of the season: warmth, joy, family, and the importance of gratitude. It is a common tradition for family members and friends to sit around the table and take turns naming people, things, and events for which they are thankful. However, when you look [...]

Entering preschool can be one of the most frightening transitions for children. And let’s face it, parents sometimes have a hard time, as well. This might be the first time we let our children out of our care and entrust their safety and well-being to a complete stranger. However, as scary as it can be [...]