Nancy Halevi, Psy.D.

 Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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Family Meal Time Part 2

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 5:50 PM

We all want to enjoy meal times with our family. However, achieving this is often easier said than done. With a thoughtful planning mealtime can be a time of connection and shared enjoyment. Below are just a few ideas to transform family mealtime into a time of truly warm engagement.

Each mealtime activity is identified as being appropriate for toddlers (T), school aged children (S) or adolescents and teens (A).

1. Appetizing appetizer dinner (TSA--• with toddlers an...

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The Number One Relationship

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Relationships are sometimes not easy! And yet, we all yearn for healthy, safe reciprocal, nurturing relationships. We are biologically designed, from birth—and throughout the life span, to thrive when we experience such relationships. So why are they so difficult?


I would posit that one reason may be that we tend to ignore the most important relationship of all. The relationship with ourselves. I do not mean to suggest that we should be only for ourselves, but if we ...

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Thoughts on family meal time

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 8:45 PM

How many of us dream of family dinners where the entire family is sitting around the table, talking, laughing, sharing the warmth and glow of family togetherness? The family dining table is an icon of family togetherness. Pictures and images of gathering together for the nourishment of body and soul are deeply ingrained in our imaginations and psyches. And yet, for many the actual experience of family dinnertime falls far short of our hopes and dreams. Often, mealtime is a time of frustration...

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