A Season of Change

As this time of year approaches and we become fully entrenched in the shorter days, grayer skies, and colder mornings, many of us start to feel a little down or blue. Read more »

Realistic Resolutions

It’s that time of year again, the time where so many of us reflect on the past year and promise to turn over new leaves in the coming year. Some of us... Read more »

Living With Integrity Versus Despair

There is a great line in the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes." Jessica Tandy plays a woman in her eighties who befriends a woman in midlife, played by Kathy Bates. Read more »

The Stage of Middle Age

We are coming up to the homestretch in this 8-lap race that Erik Erikson called life. The seventh stage is the stage of middle age, what he called the crisis of "generativity... Read more »

Passing Adolescence Enroute To Young Adulthood

In keeping with the theme of addressing all the stages of life for our readers, this month’s article focuses on young adulthood. This stage is where Erikson broke away from Freud and... Read more »

Our Children, Those Tough and Tender Teenagers

Anyone who knows me even moderately well knows I love teenagers. A large percentage of my patients are teenagers and I just adore every one of them ‚Äî their energy, their angst,... Read more »

Our Children, It’s Elementary My Dear Watson

Those of you who have elementary school-aged children know how busy they can be. There’s tons of homework, as evidenced by their heavy backpacks, there’s soccer, and ballet, and tutors, and little... Read more »

Pre-School Development

This month I am writing about the preschool period, which is approximately ages three to six. In keeping with the theme of this series, I will refer back to Erik Erikson’s stages... Read more »