Nancy Adler Jones

Self-Compassion

Self-Compassion is like putting and “emotional salve” on difficult inner and outer experiences. This article describes the roots of this perspective as well as the positive effects and occasional back-firing.

Sun, February 23 2020 » Uncategorized » Comments Off on Self-Compassion

Finding a Therapist

Many of my clients tell me that the process of finding a therapist was difficult for them. This article offers advice and a process to go through to find one and to listen to one’s own reaction to being with the therapist to determine is there is a good fit.

Sun, February 16 2020 » Uncategorized » Comments Off on Finding a Therapist

Individual Approach to Weight Loss

There appears to be no “one size fits all” approach to weight loss.  Clearly, limiting sugar and other refined carbohydrates is something most weight loss experts can agree on, there are other factors involved – like what food plan fits for you?  What plan can you follow and adhere to most of the time?

This article speaks to the importance of looking at the individual’s needs to find a weight loss approach that might work for them.

Mon, October 22 2018 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Individual Approach to Weight Loss

“Always Hungry? Here’s Why”

The understanding of obesity has changed.  (Given how research evolves, it may change again!)  This article asks us to shift our understanding of weight loss from a “calories in, calories out” equation to an understanding of how food composition affects our ability to lose weight.

Sun, October 21 2018 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on “Always Hungry? Here’s Why”

How Can Traumatic Memories Be Changed?

I find neuroscience difficult to understand, even though I use it’s concepts daily.  I felt thrilled to find this article reviewing some of the latest research about memories and memory reconsolidation.  It not only talks about the science in understandable ways, but adds a very personal note about one of the researchers personal histories.

Sun, October 21 2018 » Trauma » Comments Off on How Can Traumatic Memories Be Changed?

Parenting in the Age of Disrespect

Dr. Sax’s wonderful article on Parenting talks about how disrespect has become common in children – how it manifests later as anxiety, depression and overweight, and parenting strategies to deal with it.

Mon, October 15 2018 » Parenting » Comments Off on Parenting in the Age of Disrespect

Willpower

Do you have a sense of how much willpower you have?  Did you know that your willpower gets used up as you make decisions throughout the day?  This article succinctly talks about how to use habits as a way to not need willpower to make healthy decisions throughout the day.

A book I love about this subject is “Better than Before” by Gretchen Rubin

Mon, October 15 2018 » Health, Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Willpower

Social Ties

It has long been believed that intimate social contacts improved psychological and physical health. This article reports on research that even weak social ties have a positive effect.  Chatting with the barista, the grocery cashier, smiling at a neighbor while walking by improve our well being!

Sat, October 13 2018 » Relatioinships » Comments Off on Social Ties

Confused About Alcohol

Is alcohol good, bad, or in-between?

This article sheds light on how alcohol acts in the body and some guidelines about drinking for those in whom it is safe to drink at all.

Sat, October 13 2018 » Health » Comments Off on Confused About Alcohol

Respite vouchers for Unpaid Family Caregivers

Many family caregivers are unaware that they can receive some reimbursement for their time taking care of a loved one.  Here is some information about this valuable program.

Sun, September 2 2018 » Consumer Advocacy » Comments Off on Respite vouchers for Unpaid Family Caregivers