Nutritional Psychiatry is one of the newest branches of psychiatry, focusing on how nutrition andfood choices impact our brains and moods. Drs. Drew Ramsay and Uma Naidoo are leaders inthis field, both focusing on nutrition in their treatment of patients. Why is nutrition important as… Read More »Food & Your Mood (part 1)
Back-to-school jitters are normal every fall, but as families prepare for the beginning of the2021-2022 school year, these typical worries are colliding with fresh uncertainties about theongoing COVID-19 pandemic, leaving children and parents more anxious than usual. Returningto school as the pandemic stretches on may… Read More »Coping with Back-to-School Anxiety During COVID
As we teeter on a fence, on one side tightening restrictions and on the other things loosening and a push to “go back to normal,” many people are feeling increased anxiety and, with it, increased confusion about how to cope and how they “should“ feel.
There are many people that from the outside looking in appear to be living their best lives. Yet for many of those people the reality is that their picture perfect life is just an illusion.
Conflict in relationships can oftentimes feel like a battlefield, leaving you and your partner on opposing sides. Maybe one of you throws a grenade or the other accidentally steps on a landmine. Either way, conflict can be extremely painful and highly detrimental to the relationship.… Read More »Conflict in Relationships is a Battlefield
Academic activities are not often at the top of your child’s summer agenda, with the distractions of outdoor activities, time with friends, video games, and vacations. If a child is not academically engaged over the summer, the content gained throughout the school year can be… Read More »Tips for Parents to Avoid Summer Learning Loss
For all the reasons we had wanted to say goodbye to the year 2020, one good outcome of the year was that so many individuals and groups were encouraged to–and some actually accomplished–“finding their voices and being heard.” The year saw a resurgence of courageous… Read More »New Year New Voice
This holiday season comes with a slew of new stressors we have not had to address before. There are a number of families out there who decided to “skip Thanksgiving so that we can be together at Christmas.” But as cases, hospitalizations, and deaths continue to… Read More »Holidays 2020 Style: How to Enjoy the Holidays During a Pandemic
In general, people tend to respond to unresolved conflict by either escaping/avoiding (i.e., throwing yourself into work, drowning yourself in tv/social media, etc) OR ruminating on why you are right (I.e., calling friends/family to vent, having one-sided arguments in your head, etc.). While responses such… Read More »4 Ways to Reconnect After an Argument
Juggling kids’ lessons and homework as well as your own work can be overwhelming. Due to COVID-19, students from kindergarten to college have been forced to swap smartboards for Zoom, much to the chagrin of parents now forced to step in as surrogate teachers. For… Read More »How To Best Support Your Child As They Take On Learning From Home