Nancy Adler-Jones, MSW

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Gaslighting

Are you being “driven crazy” in a relationship?  It could be that you are in a relationship with someone who “gaslights”.  This article from “Psychology Today” (gaslighting) outlines their behavior to make it easier to spot if that process is happening to you.

Thu, May 17 2018 » Relatioinships » Comments Off on Gaslighting

The Advantage of Credit Cards

I love keeping up with consumer protection information.  This article lists multiple benefits of using credit cards for purchases.  (I would add, especially if you pay off the card each month)

Sun, April 1 2018 » Consumer Advocacy » Comments Off on The Advantage of Credit Cards

Counting Calories not Key to Weight Loss

Eat less, move more has not been an effective approach to weight loss.  This article talks about food quality and composition rather than calorie counting as what is most beneficial.

Sun, April 1 2018 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Counting Calories not Key to Weight Loss

Diet Debate

Research about diet continues.  No clear answer has emerged.  This article describes a study showing the variable results of people eating low-carb vs low-fat diets.  The study does not show a clear “winner”.  More research need to be done!

Sun, April 1 2018 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Diet Debate

Genetics Affect How Drugs Work

Many people are frustrated by the process of finding an anti-depressant that works for them.  it may be that our genetic make-up determines how we metabolize medications.  This article sheds some light on this phenomenon.

Sun, April 1 2018 » Health » Comments Off on Genetics Affect How Drugs Work

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?