Thank You For Your Military Service

Thank You For Your Military Service

I want to thank the military men and women past and present for their service and the thousands of behavioral health practitioners, doctors, psychologists, social workers, counselors and volunteers who dedicate their professional lives to them.

From Worry to Wonder to Action

From Worry to Wonder to Action

The other day I traveled to San Diego and had the opportunity to hear Shelby Stanger (who also happens to be my youngest daughter) speak to a crowd of 500 influencers at Creative Mornings. Creative Mornings is a community that hosts monthly events to bring people of...
Turn Wallops Into Lollipops: 6 Ways to Deal With Traumatic Events

Turn Wallops Into Lollipops: 6 Ways to Deal With Traumatic Events

This past month I have talked to many people whose hearts were hurting. A husband called worried about his wife who was swirling out of control with pills, alcohol and shopping. In the midst of this she forget to tend to her 1 year-old. Then a 48 year-old colleague of...
6 Fears Of Snow Plow Parents

6 Fears Of Snow Plow Parents

In the wake of the recent college admissions scandal, much has been written about the new term given to parents who are all but living their child’s life for them: Snow Plow Parents. In case you missed it, The New York Times painted a vivid picture of it last week in...
3 Ways An Intervention Leads Families From Fear to Hope

3 Ways An Intervention Leads Families From Fear to Hope

  As a licensed clinician and a professional interventionist, I have seen how addiction impacts the whole family. Whether it’s your birth family, your chosen family, or your work family, I know how painful it is to watch someone you love struggle with substance...
Things I Learned on my Pilgrimage to the Pacific

Things I Learned on my Pilgrimage to the Pacific

This trip – a mother-daughter adventure – was also a pilgrimage in honor of my mother, Dorothy Schwartz Silverblatt Wallach Levine, who lived in Oahu until she died. It’s hard for me to grasp she died over 25 years ago. Today I am only a few years younger, eight to be...
How to Deal with Toxic Family During the Holidays

How to Deal with Toxic Family During the Holidays

There’s a brisk chill is in the air, and in certain parts of the country the first snowflakes are falling. Beautiful lights and decorations adorn many downtown buildings, and the comforting scents of your favorite foods will soon be wafting out from kitchens. The...