Nancy Adler-Jones, MSW

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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


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