I read the blog written by Liza Long with heartfelt sympathy and interest. I too am a mother recovering from the loss of a daughter who suffered from mental illness.
Everyone knows that there is no intimacy without conflict; unless of course, you agree never to disagree. Then, you don’t have a healthy relationship; you have codependency. In healthy relationships, neither party subjugates their feelings to please the other. Conflicts need to be externalized and resolved.
Angel to Remember She was breathtakingly beautiful, brilliant and bewitching! She was passionate, powerful and precocious. Her power to heal transcended anyone’s imagination.
Being a 21st Century Women Luncheon
I am excited to share some great news and a sneak peak with all my readers. One of the reasons you haven’t heard from me for a while is because I’ve been busy launching my career as a professional speaker. My most recent presentation at Barry University where I spoke to the students and […]
If you didn’t get the chance to read our latest Q&A with Joan E. Childs, Author, and Inspirational Speaker, here is your chance to read all about it! BookMarketingBuzzBlog A unique blog dedicated to covering the worlds of book publishing and the news media, revealing creative ideas, practical strategies, interesting stories, and provocative opinions. Along […]
There is something scary about a baby who knows how to navigate a computer at 8 months of age and prefers playing with it over her new doll. There’s something scarier when a 10-year-old doesn’t give you eye contact, when coming into her home with gifts for her birthday, because she’s staring at her mobile […]
In light of the recently passed anniversary of 911, I felt compelled to share my take on how terrorism terrorizes us. Terrorism is about psychology…It is about making ordinary people feel vulnerable, anxious, confused, uncertain and helpless (Philip Zimbardo, 2007). New York, September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World Nearly four years […]
RELATIONSHIPS are full of conundrums. The challenges that relationships face can be difficult without tools and resources that can promote and sustain a healthy, adult relationship. It takes two “grown up” people with a mature understanding of their partner’s world to be able to resolve issues that arise during the course of their relationship. […]
Please check out Darline Pistocchi’s article as posted by the Hollywood Gazette http://www.hollywoodgazette.com/wp/index.php/why-did-she-jump-hollywood-mom-shares-her-daughters-battle-with-bipolar-disorder/ Joan E. Childs has been in private practice as a psychotherapist (LCSW) for nearly 40 years in Broward and Dade counties. She is also a resident of Hollywood for the past fourteen years living in West Lake Village and the mother of five. […]