Is Poor Body Image Ruining Your Day at the Beach?

Is Poor Body Image Ruining Your Day at the Beach?

On the June cover of People Magazine, readers were introduced to Tess Holiday –the world’s first size 22 super model. Happy in her large size, she’s an unlikely poster girl for a positive self-image. But with summer finally here, Tess may just motivate us to start living by dropping the poor body image, instead of those pounds. Sadly, women of all sizes have a poor self-image that holds them back from shedding the layers and soaking in the sun’s rays. On the quest for the “perfect” fit, women … [Read more...]

Are You a Doormat? Can Assertiveness Help Improve Your Relationships?

Are You a Doormat? Can Assertiveness Help Improve Your Relationships?

What if your assistant coach bailed on you for the fourth week in a row leaving you alone to handle 35 middle school children playing soccer? Even though he has great coaching skills they’re of no use to you if he’s not there. You know you need to talk to him about his commitment but you keep putting it off. Or, imagine if one of your friends asked you to help her with her garage sale on one of your busiest weekends. Just days before her call, you told her that you were going to be running … [Read more...]

Sexual Intimacy and The Big Disconnect

Sexual Intimacy and The Big Disconnect

Cupid’s big day has come and gone once again. You may have enjoyed a romantic night out for Valentine’s Day accompanied by flowers, cards, candy or jewelry. But did you bring that passion back into the bedroom? Unfortunately, for many the answer is no, and although many couples express their love by going on special dates, holding hands, kind gestures, and exchanging gifts, they often lack true sexual intimacy. Married men and women, on average, have sex with their spouse 58 times a year, a … [Read more...]

American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study: Be In it to Win It (Good Health, That Is!)

There has been a lot of publicity lately about breast cancer because of the article Peggy Orenstein wrote entitled The Problem with Pink in The New York Times on April 28th. Read about my response to the article on The Patch. In the wake of that discussion it's important that we not forget what we are aiming for: the eradication of not only breast cancer, but all cancers. Today there are nearly 12 million people in the U.S. who have survived cancer and many, many more who have avoided it due … [Read more...]

Oklahoma’s Recent Tornado Devastation Means Reflection for Many on the Jersey Shore

As I watched the televised pictures of the devastation in Oklahoma, I  thought  about how the adults and children there are suffering. Some are suffering from the trauma of experiencing the tornado, some from watching loved ones get injured, some from the loss of their homes, and others even more so from the loss of the lives of loved ones. It was a small step from there, to reflect on the trauma that the people on the Jersey Shore suffered as a result of Superstorm Sandy last October. At a … [Read more...]