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Feeling the Holiday Pressure: Beat the Cycle

Posted by Administrator | October 10, 2018 | Blog

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…REALLY!!! What the hell? School just started and I just got done wrapping up summer and buying school supplies, for heaven’s sake!  Two seconds ago I was pleading with the gods of new starts that this will be the year that ‘I get it done better...

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Matching your dates to the “List” 

Posted by Rossana | September 09, 2018 | Blog

What do you want in a mate? We are baited into making a list of all the things that we think will bring us the perfect mate. We put together the list of the fantasy partner and believe that if all these criteria are met, off we go into the sunset with Mr. or Ms. Perfect. Mrs. Right George, a 45-ye..

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The Interview

Posted by Rossana | August 08, 2018 | Blog

The Dream Job He couldn’t believe his eyes. The subject line in his inbox suggested that a position in the company that Steven had been salivating over for years was within reach! He was ready. He had been following the company since it was a start-up, kept himself up to date on their blog, knew ..

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The Dress

Posted by Rossana | July 07, 2018 | Blog

The Clock is Ticking It’s TIME! Whether that’s coming from your friends and family or just the voice in your head, there’s a moment when we feel pressured. Time to settle down! Time to get married. Time for the babies. That easily turns to fear that IT will NEVER happen. That time pressure c..

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Why are Relationships SO HARD?!

Posted by Rossana | July 07, 2018 | Blog

Relationships are not as automatic as we think Let’s face it, relationships ARE hard. They just are. Look at all the places where you relate; in your partnerships, your professional life, either as a parent or with your parents, with your friends and family and even with yourself. Everywhere you ..

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BEING YOUR CHILD's BESTIE IS NOT THE BEST FOR YOUR CHILD

Posted by Administrator | May 05, 2018 | Blog

* Is it important to remember that you're a parent first, rather than a friend (and how and why do you make this separation?) Over fifty years of research has given us clear information on what is the most supportive and positive type of relationship that yields the best parent-child outcome. Baumr..

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The Case for Boredom

Posted by Administrator | May 05, 2018 | Blog

Mom, I’m bored! They whine, they yell, they act as though that is your problem! And more often than not, you make it your problem. When you see that face or hear those words you spring into action, offering options for entertainment; here’s a toy! Do you want a book? And the all-time favorite, h..

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HOW TO BREAK SCREEN ADDICTION

Posted by Administrator | May 05, 2018 | Blog

Beads of sweat appeared on dad's forehead and he began wringing his hands nervously, while tears welled in mom's eyes. Dr. Julia Harper, Ph.D., MS, OTRL had evaluated the brain development of their 5-year-old son and was giving them the results of that evaluation. What brought that fear and r..

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ARE YOUR CHILD’S MILESTONES A SIGN OF UNDIAGNOSED DISORDERS?

Posted by Administrator | April 04, 2018 | Blog

  One in twenty-five people have a processing disorders, but most go undetected and when untreated it could result in delays in development, attention and behavior problems which can often lead to emotional imbalance, poor self-control, impulsivity, aggression and even mental illness later in life..

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BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD

Posted by Rossana | February 02, 2018 | Blog

21 DAY SEE CHANGE DO CHALLENGE I was sick of feeling helpless. I was tired of hearing that there is nothing we can do. I am a woman of action! I love to teach…and my favorite way to do that is not by talking, but by showing. Walking my talk so to speak. So when I’m told there’s nothing I can ..

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BROKEN BRAIN, BROKEN CHILD

Posted by Rossana | February 02, 2018 | Blog

A NATION OF CHILDREN UNRAVELING FROM YEARS OF UNDIAGNOSED DISORDERS I was in the middle of my workday when a colleague came to me…”there’s a shooting in a Broward High School”. Shit!…Ayo. I checked my gut, my insides. I knew in my heart he was okay. It’s one of those things all mothers..

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TRADE UP TO THE BIG BOX- Using Neuroplasticity to Wire Happiness

Posted by Rossana | February 02, 2018 | Blog

It is said that true happiness comes when you want what you have. I find that to be true.  So my secret to happiness is to trade up to the big box and turn my don’t wants into what I really want. What does that mean ? Life is full of wants and don’t wants. The wants are easy, we are automatica..

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Meet the SUPERS

Posted by Administrator | December 12, 2017 | Blog

Many of us are constantly striving to be the perfect in all areas of our lives. At work, at home and with ourselves! How do I know? Because I was too. Do you: • Work fiercely and tirelessly to accomplish everything possible, driven by a to-do list that is TOO long? • Constantly struggle for p..

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WHY RESOLUTIONS FAIL: The Brainstem is stronger than your Willpower

Posted by Administrator | November 11, 2017 | Blog

10. 9. 8. 7…the ball is dropping, you hear the song, see the confetti, feel that sense of hope, renewal…HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! We all know the scene. And with it comes the promises of all that we will do better this year! This year…this is the year! We all want to do better or be better at someth..

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Mother Knows Best

Posted by Administrator | November 11, 2017 | Blog

We can clearly identify that we are being negative parents when our reactions come in the form of yelling, snapping or hitting our children. However, if our behavior is in the sneaky negative form that uses control, it gets a chance to hide from us. Our sneaky negative behavior becomes harder to see..

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Reactions help you to SEE

Posted by Administrator | November 11, 2017 | Blog

I was pacing back and forth, stalking, fuming, enraged! I could feel the heat in my face and could sense that every muscle in my body was set to pounce. I was ready to rip apart every thing in that room. I wanted to tear into, devour and destroy the person I was angry with in that moment. The blood ..

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The battle for control

Posted by Administrator | November 11, 2017 | Blog

So I had a fight with my husband yesterday. It was tough. We had a difference of opinion on something and I reacted. Then I realized, there was no justification for what I did. I had absolutely no right to treat him, me or our marriage that way, it was disrespectful.   Letting go of guilt I bega..

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To Learn is to Respond

Posted by Administrator | November 11, 2017 | Blog

Ayo, my son, is one of my most important teachers. He teaches me everyday to self–reflect and to live my words. He requires that I pay attention. According to the young people, he keeps me ‘woke.’ Having Ayo in my life has made me a better therapist, coach, mother and Julia. Every time I am t..

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Responding to Sad

Posted by Administrator | November 11, 2017 | Blog

I’m sitting on a plane with my family, returning home from a wonderful trip in St. Martin this past spring. As we were settling in, the stewardess approached me to have a girl that was about 10 years old, sit next to me. She was travelling on her own and was assigned the seat next to my husband an..

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