Change the routine.

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Imagine a holiday season without gifts! What would you do? Make a big dinner. Plan a group activity. Watch great holiday movies together. Wow -- no crowded mall. No returns. No disappointments. No stress of buying it in the first place. Ok --…

Ho.. Ho.. Ho.. Oh no! December Spending. January Lending. How to keep your Holiday Buying in Control

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Ho.. Ho… Hold on now! Being in the spirit of the season is the goal. Time spent with family and friends; gathering and creating lasting memories; taking a moment to say "thinking of you" during the season of celebration. We can all agree that…

Heavenly Peace: A Personal Reflection

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So how about celebrating the new year once again by taking those resolutions and breaking them down into realistic, doable and just slightly uncomfortable steps. Write them down, break it out, and then tackle them one at a time. Great change…

HOW TO STICK TO YOUR NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS

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Still working on those new year resolutions but feel like you are losing your way along the journey? Making lifestyle changes can be a challenging time and sticking to it can often become difficult because people adopt an "all or nothing" attitude.…

END THE ANGER AND LIVE IN PEACE

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Are you angry? Good! It's about time... Anger is simply frustration turned outward. Anger is a symptom -- a warning to you that there is something not right. Something out of place that you no longer feel you want in your life. But the bigger…

The Crossroads

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How many of you believe that “Life is what happens when you are making other plans?” Making plans is important, but counting on them to fall exactly in line can create problems. Change is a necessary part of living. But if you think that…

RELATIONSHIP QUESTIONS

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Dear Matt, My husband and I are in the process of a divorce. He says he needs time to think about whether or not he loves me and wants to be with me. Now, even though the divorce is still proceeding, he has decided that he loves me and wants…

Your Life with Matthew W. Gelber -- Is On-line Dating For You?

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Dear Dr. Matt: Recently I started dating some guys I meet on-line but I sometimes feel weird meeting them for the first time and I want to be really safe about it. Do you have some advice on how to go about this the right way? C. From Paoli One…

THE NOT SO HAPPY HOLIDAYS: DEALING WITH HOLIDAY DEPRESSION

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These are the best weeks of the year: Spending quality time with our families in beautifully decorated homes and stores, dreaming of a gourmet dinner, and that moment when the kids will run down the stairs to gifts wrapped and sitting around…

Talking to Children About our Changing World

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The plethora of tragic events in the news combined with the pervasive nature of the Internet and today's continuous flow of media, parents are more and more finding themselves in the position to discuss difficult situations with their children.…