Why and How to Increase Oxytocin Levels in Your Brain

Oxytocin is a powerful hormone and neurotransmitter. If you suffer from trauma, grief or other emotional pain that haunts you, boosting the level of oxytocin in your brain can help. Oxytocin is sometimes called the “love hormone,” the “cuddle chemical” or the “trust hormone,” because it plays a key role in the emotional bond in […]

Four Understandable Reasons Why People Don’t Wear Masks … and What to Do

Boy, this is a topic I didn’t want to get into. It is so controversial and divisive. But as time goes on, and I guess it will continue to go on, it seems too important for me to ignore. Masks! Please don’t stop reading. Even if you are sick of this whole subject and satisfied […]

Why Is It Getting Harder? The Corona Virus Is a Time of Uncertainty

 “From where comes the strength to finish the race; it comes from within.” Chariots of Fire Why Is It Getting Harder? The Corona Virus Is a Time of Uncertainty and Change, Loss of Control and Grief “This is not fair! It’s stupid. I’m not afraid of it.” The repeated all-day mantra of a very angry […]

Feeling Anxious, Irritated and Quick to Anger? You’re Normal

Feeling Anxious, Irritated and Quick to Anger? You’re Normal You’re stressed. You are not alone. We’re all stressed.  We’re dealing with something we’ve never faced before. Something frightening that has turned our lives upside down. On top of the normal stresses, most of us are already dealing. So, yes, of course, you’re feeling more anxious, […]

Talking to Your Children about Corona Virus

For us in California and many other states, everything has turned upside down for our children. They can’t go to school, there are to be no playdates, no sports practice or games, no sleepovers or getting together with a group of friends, no birthday parties, visiting grandma and grandpa or going out to eat at […]