For Employed Mothers, the Job Never Ends

She leaves work in a rush to pick up her 4-year-old daughter from day care before they close. She knows they have no tolerance for lateness. She can’t afford to be charged a late fee or risk being kicked out…. Read more »

The Secret to a Happy Marriage

HOW DOES YOUR MARRIAGE RATE? DON’T SWEAT – THERE ARE THINGS YOU CAN DO TODAY TO MAKE YOUR RELATIONSHIP BETTER! You hear it often: There’s an epidemic of divorce, with one in two marriages failing. But, according to statistics, you… Read more »

How to Maintain Your Sanity While Getting it All Done

Time management can be a battle when you’re committed to a hectic course load, a part-time job and several extracurricular activities. But it can be done. The key is to develop effective habits, while simultaneously giving yourself room for flexibility…. Read more »

The Trauma of Separation

Warfare. Famine. Poverty. Mass migration. Genocide. These are all grim circumstances that researchers and psychologists look upon as important learning moments. Such events tell us a great deal about the impacts of adversity on mental health. Although valuable wake-up calls,… Read more »

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Mental Health

While you’re getting organized, quitting smoking, and losing weight (the most popular New Year’s resolutions in the U.S.), you may be overlooking something that would actually make a bigger difference for you and your family than those popular resolutions. How… Read more »

Who Gets Depressed?

You have a 20% chance of experiencing depression over the course of your life, according to large-scale studies in the U.S., and at any given time some 7% of the population is living with diagnosed depression. A recent study found… Read more »

New Research on Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, refers to depression connected with shorter days and colder weather. Studies of the condition have shown that less light is the strongest predictor of SAD, so much so that SAD becomes more common the further… Read more »

The Words You Use about Mental Health Matter

It’s time to think about our New Year’s resolutions. Here’s one that can help others and yourself, and it’s a lot easier than getting organized or losing 20 pounds. Use accurate language about mental health. First, give up calling people… Read more »

Home for the Holidays… and Athletic Performance

Whether you’re a student athlete heading home for the holidays or a fitness-minded adult making the trek, you may already be dreading getting back to your workouts after New Year’s. It can take as long to get back to your… Read more »

Trigger Words

Catherine Newman, etiquette columnist for Real Simple magazine, wrote in an answer to a question about buying gifts for twins, “The thought of getting all those origami kits and bug viewers in duplicate makes me want to kill myself.” She… Read more »