Female Empowerment – Relationship Health

July 28, 2017

It was such an honor to be the first and only to date Relationship Expert invited to speak at the Women2Women Leadership Conference held by Empower Peace. On Thursday July 27th, 2017 I educated 100+ young women from over 30 countries on topics such as: empowerment, self-esteem and confidence, and achieving one’s goals as it […]

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Mom Shaming and Kellyanne Conway

December 16, 2016

As a psychotherapist, Marriage and Family Therapist, who provides counseling to working mothers and stay at home mothers, and is thus well aware of the challenges of balancing, navigating, and managing multiple parts of one’s life (children, work, marriage, personal health…), today’s blog addresses my genuine disappointment regarding the negative commentary via social media about […]

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Ban Bossy – Parenting Expert Says; I Disagree

March 11, 2014

When you think you’ve heard it all, something happens that reminds you that you certainly have not heard it all. Ban the word “bossy” as a campaign? As a parenting expert I disagree with this initiative. Reported on various news outlets today is that Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s new initiative is to ban the word […]

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What Not To Say To Someone Who’s Single

February 18, 2014

Are there certain statements and/or questions that a single gal would find offensive if said? For some, for many in fact… the answer is a whopping yes. Yahoo Shine’s writer Sarah Weir asked my thoughts as a Psychotherapist and Relationship Expert on this topic. If you find this subject of interest, check out Sarah’s article […]

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Am I Pretty Or Ugly? Young Girls Ask YouTube Strangers – Parenting Tips

November 2, 2013

A trend where young girls (typically between the ages of 9-14) post homemade YouTube videos asking; “Am I Pretty Or Ugly?”, is the topic of today’s blog. Imagine that! Young girls are asking strangers for their opinion. Many of these videos are painfully emotionally naked to the adult viewer, to which we see children displaying […]

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Moms Taking Time Away From Family- Selfish Or Self Preservation

August 30, 2013

Moms taking time away from family – is this selfish or simply self preservation? This topic was addressed on ABC’s Good Morning America this morning. During my interview, I shared that it is normal for mothers to spend time away from family, the key is in moderation. Link to the video on ABC’s GMA: Away […]

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Working Mothers Taking Time Away From Their Family For Themselves

August 26, 2013

The question recently posed to me by ABC’s Good Morning America, as a marriage and family therapist and expert in mental health and wellness includes; is it acceptable for working mothers to take time away from their family for themselves? Specifically, is it healthy for the woman, the children, the spouse, the family? Working mothers […]

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4 Focus Points for Auto Purchases After Divorce

August 19, 2013

The automobile industry is notorious for being an exclusive boy’s club. And gender has been known to play a role in taking advantage of customers during car sales and repair services. For women recently divorced, handling a new car purchase can be a stressful event. Freelance writer Manny Mendoza is a guest blogger who wrote […]

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Coping With Menopause

August 5, 2013

Aimee Claire is a freelance writer fascinated by modern medicine and what it can do for patients. Upon her requested submission to write an article about coping with menopause for the Dr. Karen Ruskin blog, I, Dr. Karen approved. As this article is informative for my readers, I invite you to read below this article entitled: […]

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Prom Dress Wars – Using Social Media

April 26, 2013

Shine.Yahoo.com asked this family therapist and parenting expert for insight into Prom Dress Wars. Specifically, there are girls who use social media to assure their prom dress is not purchased by nor worn by a peer on prom night and the question is; is this okay? There are varied responses, in fact there was a massive […]

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