Oakley Hits the Beach Running: Winter Vacation Research

Research explains the necessity and advantages for human health and wellbeing.

Two Dog Evening: Happiness Tips from Bliss and Oakley

Because dogs live in the emotional moment, they can teach their humans how to truly live joyfully.

Making Magic Together: Two Couples exemplify Marital Harmony

For musicians Kerri Ryan and William Polk, and for Penn’s Village members, Drs. Anna Meadows and Alfred Knudson, rhythm and harmony are key to savoring the magic in marriage

Why Bother? The Dreaded Prospect of Necessary Weight Loss

There are solid and sensible ways to meet health standards in weight management.

Let’s Hear It For Shared Values in Long Term Coupling!

A long-married couple’s prize winning Restaurant provides an example of successful marital teaming.

“She Said ‘Yes!” Research on Variables in Marital Success

Brenden proposes to Nicole on bended knee in Rockefeller Center and meets the criteria for marital success from the National Marriage Project at Rutgers.

Do Our Inner Cities Need Fencing for a Happy New Year

Christmas Week feels is tarnished by wanton crime in the city of brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection

The Many Faces of Alex on a Saturday

Donations for poverty stricken residents of Alexandra Township in Johannesburg, South Africa, enable healthy lives.

Spending Is Less Rewarding Than Giving

Grace learns to spend little, but gift enough as she battles credit card debt.

Using a Couples Therapy Group to Build Your Best Marriage

Four couples work to build optimal lives through monthly group psychotherapy for couples.

The Scientific Truth about Giving Thanks: Just Do It!

Karen did not intend to be physically and emotionally abused by her husband, but life had other plans. Being coerced into dressing up in provocative outfits and posting her photo on the Internet shamed her sense of decency and deeply disturbed her values of fidelity and modesty. As a result she fled the marriage, using all available funds to pay an attorney.

The Challenge of Honesty in Psychotherapy

Chip, in long standing couples therapy with his wife to improve sex and intimacy, finds that painful honesty with their therapist facilitates great sex and intimacy at home.

Surfing Your Creativity: Key to an Optimal Life

World-class editor Betsy Rapoport shares wisdom on how to find what really matters most.

Can You Trust Candy From Your Neighbors?

A taste of old fashioned neighborhood spirit reminds us how crucial it is to our well-being to feel safe at home.

Play as Antidote to Depression and Anxiety? Yes, Really!

A recent party invitation sparks interest in researching the tremendous benefit of spontaneous and unstructured play in treating human ills.

Coupling: Present. Tense!

The legality of the increased range of variations in human coupling has created a complex interpersonal situation for all involved.

Ava’s Shelled Friends: Motivating Children’s Learning

Ava and Sara learn to appreciate the ecosystem in their playtime with our famous neighboring turtles.

A Flood of Trouble: Handling Natural Disaters

Self-care is imperative during and after a natural disaster like the flooding of the East Coast this week. Join us as Mandy helps husband Jim after his stroke.

Philadelphia “Gives It Up!” for Pope Francis

The Pope spoke at a meeting devoted to the importance of the family grace Philadelphia and remind millions of world citizens of the need for solid family values as the center of their being.

Athletic? Who, Me? Just What Is an Athletic Senior?

Learning to take advantage of your opportunity to move, and finding activities you love to do is the path towards fitness at any age.

Time for Change: Four Steps Towards Fighting Anxiety

Max battles his smoking habit and finds help with the anxiety that had prevented him from enjoying better health. Four steps help him to create a healthy new start.

“Friss Die Haelfte!”

After 35+ years of specialization in eating control, in 2013 I designed a small clinical program, which oversees weight control, exercise and emotional management for post-menopausal women with double diagnoses. I called the program Lean On Me, because the double entrendre connotes the power of group interaction to help with what seems impossible, as well as the optimal li

Your Opportunity to Move

Dr. Segar, who directs the Sport, Health and Activity Research and Policy Center at the University of Michigan, extols the virtues of our innate opportunity to move through space or water at our own will and in our own way. Taking this concept to its logical completion we begin to understand the vast importance of her thinking.

Groovin’ on Movin’: A Model for Movement

Kate McFetridge, US silver medalist in the 2015 Pan American games, hopes to row for the US Olympic team in 2016. Join us at Vesper Boat Club as she teaches Ava, 9 and Sara, 5,how to avoid pediatric obesity and grow to adulthood intelligent, beautiful, and groovin' on movin".

One Less Hamburger: Dealing With Loss on Labor Day

Holidays are really tough when somebody has died. Summer has many holidays that honor folks we love. First we honor our fallen veterans, then we honor our mothers and, before July appears, we honor our Fathers. We honor our Independence and, at the end of the summer, we honor the workers who support our country.

Just a Spoonful of Sugar?

Jana finds that she craves sugar every night at about 9:00 PM. With help she gains control over her cravings. But how?

The Pet Privilege: How Animals Help Children Thrive

Granddaughters Ava and Sara discuss their delight in owning their cats, Ellie and Rudy, and describe their enjoyment of frequent visits with our dogs, Bliss and Oakley. Research underscores that pet ownership and animal interaction can assist children in optimal life development in some surprising ways.

The Best Place to Be Is Together

A sense of peace and relaxation is the largest benefit from a vacation according to experts. Five guidelines help you return relaxed and happy.

Learning From the Inside Out

Learning from the inside out centers around the role of emotion in shaping our lives. Disney’s new film, Inside Out, presents current thinking in neuroscience in a format that allows animated characters to teach us how to live life.

Keep in Step: The Complexity of Stepfamilies

Lynne works with the underlying complexity of her stepfamily to create strong family bonds.