Nancy Adler-Jones, MSW

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Why Is It So Hard To Lose Weight?

Do you wonder why the seeming “reward” for losing weight is to gain it back? This article talks about how the brain works to account for this unfortunate and frustrating phenomenon.  Unfortunately, there are no clear solutions at this time.  However, it mentions that folks that have lost weight and have kept it off have greater activity in the part of the brain that governs self-control.

Sun, January 28 2018 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Why Is It So Hard To Lose Weight?

Psychological Effects of Political Male Dominance

Many of my clients are being triggered by the recent political news that fosters dominance over and mistreatment of women, the poor, minorities, other nations, etc.  This article speaks to how that triggering is occurring and how it is affecting marriage.  I find the way that it speaks to the strengths of both the masculine and feminine roles is particularly helpful.

Sun, January 28 2018 » Other » Comments Off on Psychological Effects of Political Male Dominance

The Importance of Friends

Increasingly research shows that friendship is important to our health.  This article extends the common idea of friendship as support and sharing of day to day activities to include the importance of strengthening the bonds of friendship by talking about the relationship itself.

Wed, October 18 2017 » Health, Relatioinships, Stress » Comments Off on The Importance of Friends

Being a Parent

Parenting is a difficult.  Maintaining a balance between responding with empathy and responding with authority is challenging.  I find that in the past 10-20 years, using parenting authority has become out of favor.  This results in children who are more anxious and who don’t respect the rules.  This article speaks cogently to this issue and gives suggestions as to how to “take back” the authoritative stance we need.

Wed, October 18 2017 » Parenting » Comments Off on Being a Parent

Are You Addicted to Food?

This article explores the connections between our drive for highly palatable food and processes in the brain.

Sun, June 18 2017 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Are You Addicted to Food?

Guilt vs. Shame

(Most) Guilt and shame are feelings that undermine our sense of well-being.  This article and graphic explains the difference and gives us strategies to cope.

Sun, June 18 2017 » Other » Comments Off on Guilt vs. Shame

Illusive Sleep

Many of my clients have difficulty sleeping.  These days, the bed is used for many functions and has lost it’s meaning as the place for sleep.  This article gives helpful suggestions to restore restful and satisfying sleep. I love this article because it summarizes in two pages what 300 page books try to say.

Sat, January 7 2017 » Health, Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Illusive Sleep

Nature vs. Nurture

It is important to me to be a good parent.  How I evaluate my parenting often influences how I feel about myself.  This article makes some sense about the nature/nurture controversy and how the child’s personality factors may play a role in what I can do as a parent.

Sat, January 7 2017 » Parenting » Comments Off on Nature vs. Nurture

Bladder Liberation

I enjoy finding and sharing new information about medical issues that may be present for my clients.  I appreciate that this physical therapist was able to question the traditional treatment approach she had been using and move forward with something less known but more effective.  Click here to read the article.

Thu, February 12 2015 » Health » Comments Off on Bladder Liberation

Raising Children with Gratitude

I find it sad that I notice an increase in entitlement in both children and adults.  Many parents simply do not know how to encourage their children to feel grateful.  This article offers some useful tips.

Thu, June 19 2014 » Parenting » Comments Off on Raising Children with Gratitude