Marina Edelman, Marriage and Family Therapist

Top reasons to try therapy at least once

Top reasons to try therapy at least once

Create self awareness – aren’t you curious about how people perceive you No Judgment – feel free to express yourself without censorship and discover hidden issues Unbiased advice Learn self regulation and new ways of thinking Yoga for your mind Learn more
5 Common phobias

5 Common phobias

For people who suffer from phobias, Halloween can be an extremely anxiety producing day. List of common phobias: Acrophobia – Fear of Heights Arachnophobia – Fear of Spiders Ophidiophobia – Fear of Snakes Agoraphobia – Fear of being in a Learn more
The Conversation Hijacker

The Conversation Hijacker

Definition:  when one person seizes or takes over a conversation that belongs to someone else. Are you one?! Once you spot it you can navigate around it. Identify if you would like to give the floor to the other person Learn more
Gossip, go ahead and do it!

Gossip, go ahead and do it!

What do we all have in common? That we secretly love gossip. We love hearing it and passing it on. We spend millions to read gossip even when we know it’s not true. So why do we gossip, read Stanford research: Learn more
Want to have a great weekend…then volunteer with your friends

Want to have a great weekend…then volunteer with your friends

Volunteering with friends is one of the best ways to insure you have a great weekend. Volunteering is good for your mind and body. It will give you purpose while stimulating your mind and getting your heart rate up. It Learn more
Is it o.k. to be seen in public alone?

Is it o.k. to be seen in public alone?

Try Spending the Day Alone People are staying single longer and even those that are married tend to be more autonomous than previous generations. I work with clients that refuse to run errands or go out to dinner alone. They Learn more
Today is a great day to start a journal

Today is a great day to start a journal

Journaling is something we all think about doing but somehow don’t get around to. Maybe it’s not knowing what to write or the daily commitment is overwhelming, well today all of that is going to change. I am encouraging you Learn more
Monday Marriage Tip

Monday Marriage Tip

Monday Marriage Tip…compliment your partner. According to Gottman research a healthy relationship has a 5:1 ratio. Five positive to one negative comment. Infuse your relationship with compliments and you both will benefit. This act of kindness increases serotonin for both Learn more
The Power of Visualization

The Power of Visualization

I recently came across a book called The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge. One of the things the author discusses is the power of visualization. Experiments done with basketball players showed that players that sat on the bench but Learn more
Minimalism might lead to happiness

Minimalism might lead to happiness

Happiness Tip of the Day What Minimalism is really all about is reassessment of your priorities so that you can strip away the excess stuff—the possessions and ideas and relationships and activities—that don’t bring value to your life – Colin Learn more
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