We all know the importance of having support when you are going through difficult or challenging times. Those individuals who have been able to overcome their crisis probably used a diversity of coping skills, which most likely included a system of support. One mechanism that is very useful and has been researched a great deal is the support group. This is an important resource of information and social interaction for its members, who generally share a common problem or concern. Some support groups provide participants with specific ways in which to change their patterns of thinking, feeling and acting. Participants can benefit from the feedback they get from others and make changes if necessary.… CONTINUE READING
Posts from ‘May, 2008’
I wrote “Distress-Free Aging: A Boomer’s Guide to Creating a Fulfilled and Purposeful Life” because I wanted to share the strategies I used when I was
transitioning away from my 9-5 counseling position to my own private practice. However, you may not know that the strategies were first implemented 29 years ago when I was pregnant with my son. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease and hearing such devastating news sent me spiraling down into deep depression and mounting fear. However, with support and encouragement from family and friends, I was able to reassess my situation and realize that I can take control and turn my health around.… CONTINUE READING
Talk about following your passion! Judy Davids chronicles her experience as a music fan, a mother and the leader of a rock band, in her new book, “Rock Star Mommy, My Life as a Rocker Mom”. At 42 years old, Judy decided that there’s no time like the present to follow her passion. She taught herself guitar, commissioned some of her friends and founded the Mydols. Judy says that everybody has a story to be told and a dream to realize! This is an inspiring tale of creativity, compassion and the search for fulfillment.
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1. What advice do you have for other potential rocker moms?… CONTINUE READING