March 22, 2019

School Breaks Are the Best Time to Improve Executive Functioning

Often we think of school breaks as ideal times to relax and possibly take a family vacation.  Breaks can also be the ideal time to hit […]
November 30, 2018

Executive Functioning: How Coaching Helps

Executive Functioning: How Coaching Helps Executive function is a set of key mental skills that act as a command center in our brains.  These  skills help […]
October 16, 2018
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Seeing the Light

Light Boxes to Aid ADHD, Perimenopause, Depression, Sleep Problems and Other Symptoms Perhaps you’ve heard about light therapy for seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which is a type […]
June 10, 2018

Kids Summer Art Projects for Emotional Health

Now that summer is here, many parents are hearing from their children that they are bored or are  noticing them spending too much free time with […]
May 18, 2018

EMDR: A Powerful Therapy Tool

EMDR: A Powerful Therapy Tool Since the 1990’s we have seen an unprecedented explosion in the advancement of neuroscientific discoveries. Ideas about the brain that were […]
April 29, 2018

Family Stress Getting to You? Self-Care for Parents

Raising children is one of the most rewarding, wonderful, and thrilling experiences in life.  It’s also one of the most exhausting, tiring, challenging, anxiety-provoking, energy-draining processes […]
March 26, 2018

If Recreational Pot is Legalized in Illinois, What Can Parents Tell Their Teens?

Last Tuesday, 63% of Cook County voters said they wanted recreational marijuana to be legalized for those age 21 and over, in order to raise tax revenue. […]
March 19, 2018

Break the Habit- New Approaches to Addictive Behaviors-Part 3

I was first introduced to the “Harm Reduction” approach to substance use in the 1990’s while working at the Center for Addictive Problems, the state’s largest […]
February 25, 2018

Break the Habit- New Approaches to Addictive Behaviors- Part 2

  In Part 1 of this blog on addictions I covered the subconscious aspect of addiction and cutting the ties to that aspect in order to […]