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Navigating Life\’s Twists and Turns

October 11th, 2013

Navigating Life\’s Twists and Turns By Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. Remember playing car-racing games at the arcade, trying to stay on the virtual road while going as fast as you can? In those videos, sharp curves keep switching and obstacles suddenly appear, causing you to crash and burn if your reactions aren’t fast enough. It may be fun to play a game, but what about when life itself mirrors this wild ride? Whether you\’re actually on a dangerous road or navigating the twists and turns of life, you don\’t always get advance warning of the risks ahead.... Read More

Traveling With Family? Make It Memorable, Not Miserable!

July 26th, 2013

Traveling With Family? Make It Memorable, Not Miserable! By Deanna Brann, Ph.D. NABBW’s In-Law Survival Associate Summer’s here and it’s time for vacation! Most of us look forward to getting away all year long, anticipating a break from work, worries, and everyday life. But things can get tricky when we include more than just our immediate family. Whether you’re traveling with in-laws, siblings and their families, or even friends, you want the trip to be one that everyone enjoys. Just because you all know each other well doesn’t mean there won’t be any friction. Visiting with people... Read More

Blood Pressure Lowering Medicine Chest: Your Local Farmer’s Market!

July 9th, 2013

Blood Pressure Lowering Medicine Chest: Your Local Farmer’s Market! By Janet Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN NABBW’s Healthy Heart Lifestyle Expert  Read More

The Weather Has Changed Now It\’s Your Turn

June 6th, 2013

The Weather Has Changed Now It\’s Your Turn  By Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph. D.  Now that summer is in full bloom, are you looking for ways to make new beginnings yourself? You\’ve been seeing flowers popping their heads up, risking bad weather to bloom once more. If you\’ve wanted to make some changes in your old habits but have been bogged down by winter\’s heavy gloom, now\’s the time to take a chance and go for it. Here are some tips to help you start instituting the changes you want make. This summer try out a new perspective as you... Read More

AMOUR: Lessons from the 2013 Best Foreign Film

March 6th, 2013

By Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. and Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. http://www.HerMentorCenter.com Although the 2013 Academy Awards are history one gem, Amour, will continue to shine. This heartbreaking and unflinching movie was painful to watch but it stimulated conversations with more questions than answers. As the people we love decline, how do we deal with the inevitable suffering? Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke tackled this subject and won the 2013 Academy Award for best foreign language film. The leads, veteran French actors Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva, play a vital Parisian couple... Read More

Three Cheers for the Sandwich Generation

July 29th, 2012

Three Cheers for the Sandwich Generation By Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. and Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. July is Sandwich Generation Month, a chance to pay tribute to adult children who are juggling the demands of raising kids while taking care of aging parents. The number of Americans 65 and older is projected to increase from 40 million in 2010 to over 88 million by 2050, doubling the ranks of those experiencing this stressful combination of responsibilities. We expect to take care of our growing children. After all, isn\’t that part of the parenting job description? Even after the last kid... Read More

2012 College Graduates are Moving Back Home

July 29th, 2012

2012 College Graduates are Moving Back Home By Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. and Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. This year over 1.75 million college students walked across the stage to pick up their diplomas. Seniors everywhere were excited to graduate as parents were thinking about words of wisdom to impart. With the scarcity of jobs and school loans due, it\’s going to be harder than ever for these kidults to engage in adult roles. If your brand new graduates are boomeranging back home, here\’s some practical insight to share with them: Face uncertainty with a positive attitude. You can\’t... Read More

Steps to Deal with Bullying

June 4th, 2012

Steps to Deal with Bullying By Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. and Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. Remember what it was like to be in school, afraid of the big bully in the neighborhood? The documentary Bully reignited the national dialogue about this challenge for kids, following several students and their families over the course of one school year. Bullying is pervasive in our society today – research indicates that one in three children have been involved in an incident, either as perpetrator or victim. It\’s been estimated that 13 million children in the U.S. are bullied each year, with 3... Read More

So You Didn\’t Win the Lottery…Now What?

April 19th, 2012

So You Didn\’t Win the Lottery…Now What? By Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. and Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. Now that all the mega-lottery winners have stepped forward, the overwhelming odds are you didn\’t win. Americans spent $1.5 billion in their quest to win the jackpot, fantasizing about how they would happily spend the $656 million to be paid out to the winner. As it happened, there were three winning tickets so the final after-tax take home for each will be about $100 million. Still, nothing to sneeze at. Are you wondering how winners have fared in the past? In many cases, not so... Read More

Women and the Art of Play

April 2nd, 2012

Women and the Art of Play By Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. and Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. We all know about the importance of play for the emotional growth and development of children. It can enhance their imagination, increase social skills and boost self-confidence. So why don\’t we place more value on play for ourselves? According to a recent study by the Families and Work Institute, 50% of American women don\’t have enough time to spend on themselves and the activities they enjoy. Early on, girls tend to be collaborative, communicative and caring – you can see it when they play... Read More