Nancy Adler-Jones, MSW

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I have found the effects of concussions wide ranging and a bit mysterious.  This Scientific American Mind article suggests that there is a hormonal explanation.  I hope a clinical application can be developed soon

Thu, June 19 2014 » Health » Comments Off on Concussions

Saturated Fat – New Perspective

This summary article speaks of the newer research about the effects of dietary fat on health.  It states that “….scientists found no evidence that eating saturated fat increased heart attacks and other cardiac events”.  It also stated that, “The researchers did find a link between trans fate, the now widely maligned partially hydrogenated oils that had long been added to processed foods”.

My conclusion is that it is time to rethink our fat consumption.

Wed, June 18 2014 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Saturated Fat – New Perspective

Dealing with Abusive Debt Collection Agencies

Dealing with debt collection agencies can be frightening.  Most people simply don’t know what is legal, nor do they know what is appropriate to say. This informative article provides guidance if you happen to be in this situation.



Thu, May 22 2014 » Debt » Comments Off on Dealing with Abusive Debt Collection Agencies

Finding the Right Therapist

Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task.  Should you ask your best friend, your physician, your insurance company?  There are many types of therapies and many therapist personalities.  It can take some trial and error to find the one that’s right for you.  This Wall Street Journal article can help with your search.

Tue, December 25 2012 » Other, Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Finding the Right Therapist

Derailing Our Good Intentions

Thinking ahead to the New Year and the ubiquitous attempts to make and KEEP our New Year’s resolutions, I was struck by the simplicity and wisdom of this Seattle Times article.

Tue, December 25 2012 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Derailing Our Good Intentions

Fact Checking

Stress comes in many forms.  I notice that not knowing what is true or false adds to stress.  There is a lot of cultural hysteria created to influence us to buy products, vote a certain way, etc.  Having ways to verify facts is one strategy for decreasing stress.  This article, wont-get-fooled-again1 in the Nov. 2012 Costco Magazine discloses numerous resources for “fact checking” options.

Thu, November 29 2012 » Consumer Advocacy » Comments Off on Fact Checking

Food Cravings

This article succinctly describes the latest research findings about food cravings and the brain.  It also references research that “cognitive diffusion” – accepting and observing  thoughts without acting on them, is a particularly useful strategy to limit cravings.

Sun, October 21 2012 » Weight Loss, Nuitrition » Comments Off on Food Cravings

Couples Therapy for One

Many people, frustrated in marriage, see couple’s counseling as a solution.  With some frequency, their partner has a different opinion.  I find this Wall Street Journal article insightful as to how going to therapy alone can ultimately help the marriage.

Thu, August 2 2012 » Relatioinships » Comments Off on Couples Therapy for One

Affordable Healthcare Act in WA

There have been many questions about the healthcare changes in WA state.  This article by Christine Gregoire succinctly outlines them.

Thu, August 2 2012 » Consumer Advocacy » Comments Off on Affordable Healthcare Act in WA

Identifying “red flags”

I love reading advice columns.  They can succinctly express ideas with which I have been struggling.  This article in the Seattle Times speaks to how manipulators create self-doubt in the other person in the relationship.  It points to how if you are feeling shame about yourself because of how the other person is acting, you should really question the relationship.

Sat, June 23 2012 » Relatioinships » Comments Off on Identifying “red flags”