Back to School: Transitioning out of Pandemic Life

What does Transitioning Mean? The key word in my title is “Transitioning” because there are still lots of questions in many geographic areas about resuming or continuing mask wearing with the new variant especially in states where political leaders are averse to vaccinations, distorting their use as if freedom to choose is being jeopardized. How…

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How Your Child Chooses a Hobby

Hobby Finding is Easy! As a parent you don’t have to help your child find a hobby! Your child will do that all by herself. Just watch her play! It’s so much fun to watch your child play and discover her interests. The best advice for parents is not to interfere!   As a baby…

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B-Heard in New York City: Police Mental Health Collaboration

B-Heard in NYC was initiated by Mayor DeBlasio in November 2021 as part of the Thrive NYC Initiative for Police Mental Health Collaboration Programs. Progress By February 2021 hiring practices were considered difficult because of the training needed but it seems the funding was there to support it and it has popular support. Other states…

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Consent in Sexual Situations for Teens

Teen Decisions Under Stress We know the teenage brain does not finish maturing until the mid-twenties. Psycho-social, psychological, and neuroscience tell us that teens make cognitive rational decisions in what are called “cool situations.” These are situations when they have time to consider information, choices, are a non-stressful situation without pressure, and can seek adult…

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Playing with Baby Audio Intro

Hi Folks. Listen to an Audio Intro to Playing with Baby–Just copy and paste this link on to your browser: https://www.amazon.com/Playing-Baby-Research-Based-Play-Birth/dp/B097NDTDM2/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2KSLGNRQ6C9SF&keywords=playing+with+baby+laurie+hollman&qid=1624993845&sprefix=Playing+with+Baby%2Caps%2C184&sr=8-1

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Women in Wellness: Dr. Laurie Hollman’s 5 Tweaks to Support Peoples Journey Towards Better Well Being

In the world of mental health, open yourself to empathizing with those you at first fail to understand. Greet them without judgment, learn about their conceptions, their realities. Accept what suits you uniquely for your emotional well-being without putting up barriers to understanding others. As a part of my series about the women in wellness,…

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We Lift Our Masks

I visit Dunkin’ Donuts today as I often do and so many are without masks. The vaccinated greet each other, so faceless before. We were strangers, yet we were not. Smiling at first distantly then closer but not too close. So used to social distancing, we are all a bit wary. Yet I feel so…

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