"Nothing is worse than active ignorance." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Have you seen the recent commercial of the family who just got the new iPhone 6s for their teenage daughter? The commercial is advertising new usage plans aimed at families who consume high volumes of data use. The family highlighted in the commercial is driving… Continue reading We Are Awesome Parents
Does this statement describe anyone you know? Your mother, your aunt, your best friend or perhaps YOU! In our culture today, moms wear many hats. Some are single moms in the workplace trying to meet all the needs of their children by playing many roles: taxi driver, tutor, meal maker, personal shopper, schedule keeper and… Continue reading LOOK! UP IN THE SKY! IT’S A BIRD, IT’S A PLANE! NO, IT’S SUPER MOM!
This past week the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting took place. A literature review of 13 published articles was presented. These articles showed people with Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD), especially those addicted to internet gaming, show certain brain abnormalities. Studies found an increased blood flow is actually seen in the areas of the brain involved… Continue reading Adolescent Internet Addiction Disorder – Recent Medical Findings
By Cindy Martin, LAMFT, ASAT (2), EMDR As we near the end of the year, everyone is telling us to be happy! But what if we have experienced the loss of a loved one or the loss of a family as we have known it through divorce? How do you manage to be happy then? … Continue reading Good Grief! Making Holidays After Death or Divorce
By Nina M. Laltrello, MFT, CCAADC, CSAT-S, CMAT Family traditions are an important element to family continuity and togetherness. All families have important rituals and traditions whether they know if or not. Family traditions say a lot about a family and what creates special meaning to its members. The holidays that a family chooses to… Continue reading The Importance of Family Traditions
By Cindy Martin, LAMFT, ASAT (2), EMDR Just the sound of it conjures up images of being in the kitchen with a smoothie recipe. You put each ingredient in the blender: the banana, the berries, the apple, the yogurt, the skim milk. Then you turn the blender on, wait a few seconds and what… Continue reading BLENDED FAMILIES
At the Relationship Recovery Center, one of our primary missions is to help families heal from the damage of addiction. While almost everyone is familiar with chemical addiction (drugs, alcohol), until recently sexual addiction has flown “under the radar” and gone under reported and untreated for the most part. Primary reasons for this include: 1)… Continue reading Facing Heartbreak Spouse Treatment Group