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The mindfulness practice “R.A.I.N.”

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., has written this outline of the mindfulness practice “R.A.I.N.” I first heard of this tool from Tara Brach and it has since become an everyday practice. Sometimes media descriptions of mindfulness can lead people to think it’s just about living in the moment. It is much more...

If you see only one movie this summer see this one

The documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” has stayed on my mind the past few weeks. It is about the life and the life’s work of Fred Rogers, the creator of Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood. It is about a value and purpose driven life. His belief that every child needs...

Making a Case for Sober Dating | The Ferentz Institute

Here is an article that addresses an important issue. During a therapy session I was sitting with a very bright, successful, attractive and single thirty-something who was expressing her frustrations about the dating scene. “Every time I agree to go out with someone new, things feel great for the...

Up To Parents

    A free, confidential, and interactive website for divorcing and divorced parents.If you are a divorcing or divorced parent, you will find on this unique website your best defense against unnecessary hurt, turmoil, and expense:focusing on protecting  your children. Features articles and videos of couples and children working towards successful co-parenting...

Ten Tips for the Holidays

In addition to his wonderful book, Robert Emery has a website offering parents Ten Tips for the Holidays, a Children’s Bill of Rights. These are tips that could be applied all year long and help parents find the best way to structure difficult times, such as holidays, birthdays, etc.,...