What's on Your Mind

Working Through a Bad Mood

People pay me to get them out of a bad mood. After twenty years of doing just that, here’s my most common advice: 1) Don’t fight it. Fighting a bad mood is like panicking in quicksand—it can make things worse. If you can give yourself the…
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Back-Pocket Marriage Counselor

As we say goodbye to February, the month of love, I thought I would condense for you the less-obvious marital problems (with solutions!) I encounter in my practice. • Being Too Nice. Wha..?? That’s right. The little white lies couples use to keep the…
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Eliminating Rape

The Bill Cosby and UVA rape allegations are causing a stir especially here in Virginia. Rape not only decimates a woman’s confidence, self-esteem and the underpinnings of her emotional well being, but it sidelines a mother, wife, co-worker which negatively reverberates throughout our entire…
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A Twist on Relationship Violence

How many people have been affected by Ebola in the US this year? Three How many men have been physically abused by a woman this year? 3.2 million Recently a dinner conversation with physician friends strayed to Ebola. An ER physician and chairman who…
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Analyzing Robin's Suicide

  Everyone is asking me about it. One person offered to pay me for it. I’ve never seen this much interest in any one topic. Not 9-11. Not even the election of the first African American president of the U.S. So, here it is:…
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Don't Be a StepMonster

Summer.  No school, less work, more family time.  In today’s world that often means dealing with ex’s and step’s and all that blended families have to offer.  Step-parents frequently complain of difficulty connecting with their new charges.  Rightfully so.  Giving birth to and caring…
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Disabling the Enablers

Enablers aren’t just for alcoholics and drug addicts anymore. Enablers are people who find ways for those with any bad habit to avoid the negative consequences of their actions. So for instance, someone who has difficulty getting out of bed may have a coworker…
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Travel With Tidewater Women

Cape Charles Getaway

Cape Charles Getaway

Virginia Destinations 07-01-2020

Grab your gal pal and head for the Shore, where old-fashioned fun—and great food—await! Read more

Get Outside Guide

Get Outside Guide

Virginia Destinations 06-01-2020

Exercise and fresh air are an antidote for the blues, so get outside and just do it! Read more

Southern Spain At Your Own Pace

Southern Spain At Your Own Pace

Europe & The World 06-01-2020

Discover Europe in the fall when the crowds are gone and the weather's just right! Read more

Explore Three Continents by Sea

Explore Three Continents by Sea

Europe & The World 05-02-2020

Discover bucket-list ports, tasty Mediterranean fare, and Greek disco on board the Celestyal Crystal. Read more

Find Your Favorite Beach

Find Your Favorite Beach

Europe & The World 05-01-2020

Plan now to visit one of these beautiful beaches, where you can relax and reset. Read more

The Mellow Side of Greece

The Mellow Side of Greece

Europe & The World 04-02-2020

Lose yourself in the serenity of the Greek Peloponnese, where calm tranquility awaits. Read more

Exploring Athens & Beyond

Exploring Athens & Beyond

Europe & The World 03-02-2020

Find out why Athens is Peggy’s new favorite city in Europe.  Read more

Falling in Love with Barcelona

Falling in Love with Barcelona

Europe & The World 02-01-2020

Barcelona is blooming into a world-class city. Join us for design tour, brunch with a view, and more! Read more

Savor the Slow Pace of Madrid

Savor the Slow Pace of Madrid

Europe & The World 01-03-2020

Slow down and get to know this delicious city. Read more