Yearly Archives: 2021

Thoughts on Gratitude

December 17, 2021

With the holidays fast approaching, we get caught up in the buying and gifts and hustle and bustle that comes along with this time of year. Here are a few thoughts and reflections on gratitude to reflect upon during this season. Happy Holidays!

Keeping kids humble around the holidays

December 7, 2021

I have a friend who is raising a seven year-old girl through a divorce and the parents are immersed in a battle to see who can “outfun” the other. While the girl is lovely and sweet, I can’t help but wonder how much entitlement this is building in her.

Gratitude, Happiness, and Optimism

November 21, 2021

With Thanksgiving and the Holiday season quickly approaching. We wanted to touch on a few skills and thoughts that may be helpful in this season……


September 29, 2021

In these times resiliency has become a necessity. This blog touches on ways you can practice and improve your own resiliency.


September 13, 2021

At the beginning of the year, when planning out ideas for the Grateful Web Services blog, paying homage to Flash was on the list. For me, this was the start of animating the world wide web. It made an otherwise static website, come alive.


August 19, 2021

9 Steps To Forgiveness

1. Know exactly how you feel about what happened and be able to articulate what about the situation is not OK. Then, tell a trusted couple of people about your experience.

Positive Journaling

August 7, 2021

Writing can help us minimize the intensity of negative emotions and can also increase our level of positivity and life satisfaction. It can help us find greater meaning and value, increase motivation, and feel more contentment. Uncovering ways to incorporate and focus on positive ideas, whether, through writing, music, or movies will make a major difference in your life.

Body Scan Mindfulness Exercise

July 27, 2021

Body Scan Mindfulness Exercise

1. Sit in a chair for breath awareness or lie down, making yourself comfortable, lying on your back on a mat or rug on the floor or on your bed. Choose a place where you will be warm and undisturbed. Allow your eyes to close gently.

Forensic Psychology

July 16, 2021

Contemporary books about the relationships between crime and mental illness have been written by psychologists, psychiatrists, attorneys and journalists.  Books have been written for a variety of audiences including a general audience as well as students, scholars and practitioners in psychology, psychiatry, law and criminal justice.  Crime is an important topic in our society and interrelates with social problems like homelessness, prison overcrowding and victims’ rights.   Crime is a popular topic with the public, as evidenced by the prevalence of TV shows and movies about crime and by the sales of some of these books.

4th of July Celebrations

June 29, 2021

While for some, Fourth of July celebrations can be a time of excitement, excess, and fun, for others, it’s a trigger for an underlying mental health issue. With eating and drinking being the focus at the majority of these parties, those who are susceptible to addictive behaviors may find it difficult to take part without consequence.

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