Lorraine Kerr-Atkinson M.S. NCC, LPC

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Why Feeling Lonely in a Marriage Is Bad For Your Health

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Blog

Sometimes people feel lonely in their marriage. While feeling lonely can happen occasionally in the best of marriages, researchers have discovered that long-term loneliness negatively affects health, happiness, and longevity. I saw a Ted Talk recently where the speaker, Robert Waldinger (2015), talked about a long-term study that has followed a group of men for […]

Anxiety and Compassion

Posted by on Sep 24, 2015 in Blog

Anxiety and Compassion

Anxiety and Compassion In my last blog, I wrote about the relationship between biology and anxiety. I used the anxious dog that my family rescued as a basis for my blog. I used my dog, not because I am a lover of “cute” little dogs, (I confess, until I had Luna, I actually rather disliked […]

Anxiety and the Animal in You

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015 in Blog

Anxiety and the Animal in You

Anxiety can be biological and hereditary but you can also use biology to help manage your anxiety and stress

Master of the Universe: Beyond Anger

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Blog

Master of the Universe: Beyond Anger

The Seductive Belief Behind Anger My kids love the Marvel Comic book movies. How about you? Ever notice that it is always the same problem in each movie? You know the story–the villain wants to take over the universe and run it his way. Needless to say, the rest of world is not excited to […]

Resolutions Flagging? Try Group!

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Blog

According to the newspapers, it is the time of year that resolutions start to fade. Experts recommend a variety of ways to help you stick to your your goals. But what if your goal is emotional and not tangible? What if your goal is to stop snapping at your spouse and kids? Or to be […]

Anger – Relationship Destroyer? Or Messenger?

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Blog

I have recently been leading a class on couples’ communication. Just before I headed out to the class, my husband broke the vacuum. I was annoyed! Then he and I laughed because the topic of my class that day was anger!  I chose that topic because it is a question that comes up frequently, “How do […]

Love is in the Air… Or is it Really Love?

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Blog

It’s that time of year again. The holidays are around the corner and with them come a variety of reactions. Loneliness –from those who are single and imagining that everyone else is part of a couple. Dread — from those couples for whom this time of year is a neon reminder that it is time to […]