What Men Need to Be Healthy Dads

What Men Need to Be Healthy Dads

What Men Need to Be Healthy Dads

What do dads really need to be not just great but healthy dads? Turns out respect, encouragement, and permission to parent differently than moms are just a few of their needs explains psychologist and proud dad Dr. Ron DeVries.

Healthier Relationships = Better Health

Healthier Relationships = Better Health

Research clearly shows the importance of relationships in leading healthy lives. People with healthy relationships are fifty percent less likely to die prematurely. They are also better able to cope with stress, are healthier, and feel better about life. Conversely,…

ADDRESSING Cultural Assumptions

ADDRESSING Cultural Assumptions

We all have cultural assumptions and biases that color our perspectives. Dr. Diana Ro reviews how we can address them.

Managing Conversations When You Disagree Politically

Managing Conversations When You Disagree Politically

Navigating hard conversations surrounding sensitive topics like politics, racism or religion can cause strain on any relationship, whether it be with friends or acquaintances, co-workers, family or even a spouse. Knowing or discovering that you have different ideologies or beliefs…

The Three Key Ingredients of a Sincere Apology

The Three Key Ingredients of a Sincere Apology
In the acts of loving and showing friendship, people will make some mistakes. Sincere apologies acknowledge the pain you caused someone, show you accept responsibility and demonstrate a level of vulnerability. An apology helps restore tranquility, harmony and grace within...

Navigating the Blended “Yours, Mine and Ours” Family Holidays

Navigating the Blended “Yours, Mine and Ours” Family Holidays
  Four parents, 16 grandparents, 10 Christmas celebrations, split holiday vacation... While this could be some strange rendition of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" it actually represents the challenging reality blended families face. The holidays add stress every family must...

Tips for a Peaceful Thanksgiving with Family

Tips for a Peaceful Thanksgiving with Family

Is it possible to enjoy a peaceful Thanksgiving with family? As we enter into this holiday season–and the first major family gatherings for many of us in quite some time– we may feel increased levels of stress as we begin…

Building and Maintaining Healthy Relationships When You Experience Intense Emotions

Building and Maintaining Healthy Relationships When You Experience Intense Emotions

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), people who struggle with emotion dysregulation or Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) experience symptoms and behaviors that often challenge their ability to make and keep healthy relationships. Borderline Personality Disorder symptoms can include:…

Successful Parenting Following a Divorce

Successful Parenting Following a Divorce
Parenting after a divorce is emotionally intense and often feels like navigating through landmines. While it’s complicated, learning to co-parent is essential for your child’s wellbeing. It’s important for you and your ex-spouse to remember that you’re still in a...