Category Archives: stress

Emotional Intimacy on Valentine’s Day

You may be overwhelmed with adult children-teenage Millennials or Boomerang Kids-living at home. And perhaps Valentine’s Day feels like just one more responsibility you have to take care of. Are you trying to balance your personal life, work and family with little choice but to leave your love relationship on the back burner? Busy people under pressure often hurt the ones they love. These are not ideal circumstances as we approach the most romantic day of the year. For some, February 14th is filled with expectations: thoughts of lavish gifts, … Continue reading

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Virtual Book Tour: “The Spirituality of Age”

Today we are thrilled to host Robert L. Weber, Ph.D. and feature the book he co-authored with Carol Orsborn, Ph.D., “The Spirituality of Age: A Seeker’s Guide to Growing Older.” Weber is a clinical psychologist, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Part Time, in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Assistant in Psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital. A former Jesuit, he served in the order for 10 years. Drawing from the latest research in psychological and religious theory, Weber and Orsborn provide their own conversational and candid answers to … Continue reading

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2016: Moms and Boomerang Kids

The phenomenon of adult children flying back to the nest has recently been called a favorable cultural shift. However, some moms in the midst of spreading their own wings are struggling with that reality. As we launch 2016, here are some practical tips to help navigate the transition: Increase optimism. A positive mindset doesn’t diminish the fact that now you have a lot more responsibility and much less freedom. But changing your perspective and how you see these particular circumstances can alter your experience. In part, don’t we all create our own reality? … Continue reading

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Boomerang Kids and the Evolving Family

For years our society has been polarized on the Boomerang Phenomenon. It’s described as either good or bad, right or wrong. And Millennials are seen as practical or a failure, finding their way or lost. Those opposed advocate cutting the apron strings, whereas the ones in favor say it’s irresponsible to not provide a port in the storm. It’s hard to believe, but exactly seven years ago today – December 17, 2008 – we were interviewed by Newsweek.com about how to cope when adult kids move home.  Our remarks about the … Continue reading

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