2018 has come to a close. We are fast approaching the end of the second decade of the new millennium. Our fears regarding Y2K have paled against the concerns that we now face as individuals and as a nation. We have witnessed behaviors and rhetoric in our country that defy good judgment, right reason and […]
In Session with Dr. Maryann Schaefer
Do you find yourself disassociating from your own feelings? Are you having a “not me” kind of experience, even though you know that it is you? Are you asking yourself self-defeating questions, which bring you to negative places? Are you feeling confused for not experiencing the holiday cheer? Is getting out of bed the challenge […]
Many years ago I overhead a snippet of a conversation between a grandmother and her college-age granddaughter. This diminutive woman offered her words of wisdom which loosely paraphrased are as follows: “You know, Haley, none of us are perfect. The only ones who are perfect happen to be in heaven and in case you haven’t […]
Did you know that we have most of the information needed to solve the problems of the world? What we are lacking is the level of emotional maturity necessary to identify and to implement the best solutions to these problems. Rather than implement what is best in a given situation, we tend to do what […]
You are probably aware that your “attitude” impacts on your health, as well as your social interactions. However, did you know that your attitude toward life, your physical and emotional responses to internal and external stresses, and your particular style of processing these reactions have a profound effect on the quality of your life?
The month of May has been designated Mental Health Awareness Month. During the springtime we are surrounded by the early blossoming of flowers and the scents of new beginnings in nature. Similarly new perspectives on our relationships at home, in the workplace and within our social circles have the opportunity to be reexamined and to provide […]