Mental Health

7 Ways to Fight the Winter Blues

The holidays are over; the kids are hopefully not sick and in school, and it's back to the routine and responsibilities of work and family, in the coldest and darkest time of the year. Thankfully, we ...

Mental Health

Prince: The Passing of an Icon, Why It Impacts Us So Much

I was at the mall with my four daughters shopping for new shoes for all, when I received the news Prince had died. I shared the story with my girls, who looked at me perplexed as I tried to find a wa...

Mental Health

Listen Up: Music is Good for Your Health

Music is powerful. It's the creative and colorful backdrop in our daily lives. Sometimes it takes center stage, a vehicle to help process experiences, emotions and make a statement reflecting inner va...

Mental Health | Positive Psychology | Skills and Strategies

Thank You Tom Brady for Inspiring My Husband

My husband Jim loves football and is a huge Patriots and Tom Brady fan. In the twenty years we have been together, I don't think he has ever missed watching a game. This week, my husband picked up an ...

Mental Health | Motherhood | Parenting | Writing Life

Excited to Share: Announcing DrClaireNicogossian.com

I am excited to share that I have created and launched a new website, DrClaireNicogossian.com. A couple years ago, when I developed MomsWellBeing.com, I never could have imagined this site and writing...

Mental Health | Motherhood

Feeling Exhausted? 7 Ways to Avoid Mom Burnout

Self-Care is any activity that restores, replenishes and balances physical, emotional, mental and spiritual parts of oneself. The demands of caring for and raising children can make self-care seem lik...

Mental Health | Parenting | Self-care | Stress in Motherhood

Postpartum Depression: What You Need to Know

The birth of a baby brings about a range of emotions-joy, relief, elation, and feelings of being overwhelmed, tired, and sometimes, depression. The hormonal fluctuations and changes after a woman has ...

Children | Communication | Mental Health

Seeking Therapy for Your Teen Doesn’t Equal Failure: Here Are Some Signs They May Need It

The teenage years are an intense time for children and parents. The developmental push for independence and creation of a personal identity is the foundation of adolescent life and often results in a ...

Communication | Mental Health | Self-care | Skills and Strategies | Stress in Motherhood

Self-Care is Not Selfish

The past winter has been anything but typical in my household. Living in the Northeast, we've had massive amounts of snow, which equals lots of snow days and missed school. Add to the mix, colds and v...

Healthy Tasks in Marriage | Marriage/Partnership | Mental Health | Skills and Strategies

Part III: Strategies to Improve Your Sex Life

Over the past week, I have summarized information on sexual health and functioning in Part I: Sexual Desire: What You Need To Know and Part II: A Healthy Sex Life. What You Need to Know and finally...

Communication | Marriage/Partnership | Mental Health | Stress in Motherhood

Part I: Sexual Desire-What You Need to Know

We live in a world bombarded with images, ideas and influences about sex. It's challenging to sift through sexual truth versus sexual myth. Many people wonder what is a healthy and normal sex life. ...

Family of Origin | In-law Relatioship | Mental Health | Self-care | Skills and Strategies | Stress in Motherhood

Detoxing After Thanksgiving Visits

How was your Thanksgiving? Peaceful, relaxing and enjoyable? Did everything go just as planned with no stress? Did you have moments with your parents, in-laws or siblings that were enjoyable,...