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From my experiences as a woman, wife, mother, and therapist, I write for and contribute to online publications, such as InStyle and Oprah Daily. (Check out my latest articles for Psychology Today here.)

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POPSUGAR | July 17, 2023

Experts explain the meaning of toxic relationships, the signs you could be in a toxic relationship, and advice on how to move toward a healthier dynamic

LOCAL MOMS NETWORK | February 13, 2023

Why One Mental Health Expert Isn’t Watching the Tyre Nichols Video

A few personal thoughts...

OPRAHDAILY.COM | December 10, 2022

8 Responses to “Thank You” That Mean (Even) More Than “You’re Welcome”

Eleni N. Gage gives one of my tips in this article for Oprah Daily about responding to "thank you."


To the School Bus Driver Who Picked Up My Kids Today

I don't know you because you are new, but I wanted to tell you I saw you.

You are beautiful.  And I mean really beautiful.


Mom remembers Sandy Hook victims on 7-year anniversary

‘I picked up my Kindergartener from school. But her class was held in the cafeteria, not in her usual classroom. None of us will forget.’

OPRAHDAILY | May 22, 2023

You’re fluent in nurturing and championing others, but what makes you feel adored? Learning to treat yourself well is the first step to real fulfillment. This is your intro course. Eleni Gage shares my version of the 6 self-love languages.

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INSTYLE | January 12, 2023

How to Kick-Start an Upward Spiral

Maressa Brown quotes me in an article listing habits from mental health pros that can set you up for less burnout and foster more joy.


How to Be More Grateful & Happier — And Help Our Kids Do the Same!

Simple ways to re-focus, lower stress, and create connection. It doesn't take much time, just intention.


Mom’s New Resolution

Niro makes some 2020 New Year’s Resolutions.

INSTYLE | February 23, 2023

Relationship Anxiety Is So Much More Common Than You Think

Maressa Brown quotes me in an article about why relationship anxiety happens—and what we can do about it.

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OPRAHDAILY.COM | December 15, 2022

5 Things to Say Instead of “I’m Sorry”

Eleni N. Gage gives one of my tips in this article for Oprah Daily about what to say instead of "I'm sorry," in a range of situations.


If we do it right, the connecting can be more powerful than the distancing.

Mom says ‘its a choice to focus on the parts of this we won’t get back when things go back to normal’.


Spend Time With Your Kids Every Chance You Get

Snow day . . . before Christmas . . . in the month of December—for the working mom or any mom, it might as well be a natural disaster. 

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