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The New Normal after Separation

September 2nd, 2011

The New Normal after Separation By Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. and Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. Do you want to know an unexpected finding from the Framingham Heart Study, a research project that has been conducted over six decades? Happiness is contagious and the secret may very well be in the connection. Social relationships correlate positively with happiness. That is, if your friend is happy, that increases your probability by 15%. If you\’ve recently separated from your partner, this can be a lonely time for you. Although your marriage may be over, your relationship with your children, family... Read More

Life\’s Next Chapter

August 12th, 2011

Life\’s Next Chapter By Judith Geiger Be in Love Again Coach This morning enjoying my coffee outside, as I do all summer, the birds were noticeably absent. Oh I saw one or two fly by, but the majority of the birds that I had watched all summer had essentially vanished. “This is still summer!” I thought…pondering what was going on I recalled the mother robin that each morning was busy collecting worms for her babies. And the killdeer who squawked endlessly to let us know we were too near her young ones, as they scurried across the yard and horse pasture. Then I realized, the... Read More

Parenting After Weinergate: Talking to Your Teens About Lying

July 8th, 2011

Parenting After Weinergate: Talking to Your Teens About Lying By Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. and Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. Anthony Weiner is no longer front-page news now that he has resigned in disgrace from public office. So what\’s a parent to make of Weinergate, that perfect storm mix of politics, power, sexting and lying? The media frenzy over the ex-Congressman\’s behavior provides a clear teachable moment for our teens. Given the dramatic effects of the inappropriate messages and photos he sent and the devastating results of his untruthful words, we can talk to our kids about the... Read More

Kids on Summer Vacation: A Working Parent\’s Dilemma

July 7th, 2011

Kids on Summer Vacation: A Working Parent\’s Dilemma By Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. and Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. For families, June is a busy time with graduation parties, little league championships and music recitals. And we all know that right around the corner is summer vacation – lazy days for kids but often stressful for working parents. So if you haven\’t nailed down your plans yet, here are some ideas that can help with your work/life balance: Stay flexible. To minimize your anxiety and maximize time with your kids, try to negotiate a flexible work schedule. Even if you... Read More

Clutter in Your Closets = Cash in Your Pockets

July 7th, 2011

Clutter in Your Closets = Cash in Your Pockets By Julie Hall for the NABBW I\’m well known for the following quote about stuff. “If you don\’t see it or use it for 2 years (maximum), you\’ll never use it, so get rid of it!” Why allow your home to be cluttered up when life is hard enough? SIMPLIFY and make some cash too! Did you know that 80% of what we own we never use? We use the same 20% of things every day because we are creatures of habit — our favorite clothes, shoes, kitchen ware, etc. That leaves much we don\’t really need and as I say, “put... Read More

Happily Ever After: Tips for Prince William and Kate

May 26th, 2011

Happily Ever After: Tips for Prince William and Kate By Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. and Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. The 19th century English poet, Lord Alfred Tennyson, put this universal truth in writing: “In the spring, a young man\’s fancy lightly turn to thoughts of love.” Which is why there\’s no better time of the year for a royal wedding! The recent marriage of Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton, at Westminster Abbey with 1900 guests, was watched by almost 2 billion people worldwide. We expect their long walk to the altar will be likely remain one of the most viewed... Read More

A Slice of Birthday Cake with Roses on Top

May 13th, 2011

A Slice of Birthday Cake with Roses on Top By Julie Hall for the NABBW Remember when we were little kids and our eyes were bigger than our stomachs, when we saw the thick, sugary icing and special colored roses on our birthday cake?  Everyone fought over those colorful, sugary roses that contained enough fuel to shoot us to the moon and back, or at least until midnight when the sugar buzz finally wore off.  We were probably 5 or 6 years old, but already we had learned a lesson that would follow us throughout our lives. The voice in our heads beckoned us to eat as much as possible including... Read More

How to Turn Your Commitment for Change into Action

May 12th, 2011

How to Turn Your Commitment for Change into Action By Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. for the NABBW In the wake of floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and radiation leaks this spring, we\’re struck by the realization that changes in the Earth present in many ways. At times they\’re gradual or sudden and violent. They can come from the forces of nature or the actions of human beings. They can be unexpected and out of our control or planned and anticipated. In any case, the havoc they wreak can affect millions. The effects of the natural disasters this spring... Read More

Finding SELF After Divorce

April 22nd, 2011

Finding SELF After Divorce By Judith Geiger Be in Love Again Coach Finding SELF after divorce can be tricky, especially if you don’t have SELF well defined. When I talk with my clients about self they often feel uneasy because to them SELF equals selfish. This is absolutely not true. SELF to me is your mind, body and spirit. All three of these need to be nourished after divorce, so the real you can fully emerge. And only then, do you have more to give to others. Once the divorce is final you may feel like bits and pieces of YOU are everywhere. One piece may have left with your ex-husband and... Read More

Starting Over? Four Steps to Be in Love Again

March 17th, 2011

Starting Over? Four Steps to Be in Love Again By Judith Geiger for the NABBW Your relationship has ended and life keeps on moving as if nothing has happened. Your heart knows that is not true but your outer exterior shows no signs of defeat. You think of yourself as a survivor, yet you have not had a real date in months or even years. It is much easier to build up a wall to keep out the pain than it is to truly heal and begin again. It is very important to give yourself the time you need to heal and get all of the support you need, but when you are through the storm, it is time to start over.... Read More