Frozen Tears: Processing Hidden Losses

Grief is normal, it is a direct result of attachment and love. There is really no one-size-fits-all approach to grief but normal grief tends to follow a pattern whereas complicated or what psychologists refer to as disenfranchised losses, can go underground and truthfully never get processes at all. This is when grief becomes what is…

Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label: What Does This Mean for You?

If you haven’t already noticed, you will likely start to see some significant changes to how your food is packaged and sold. Rolling out Obama-era policies, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring food makers to implement a new Nutrition Facts label, which will include the following information and updates [1]:  Increasing the type…

The Dark Side of Fake Sugar

It doesn’t take much effort to see that there are a myriad of “sugar-free” food products available to consumers today. In fact, for many of the regular food items available, there is likely an alternative option that is sugar-free. In addition, all your favorite drinks, including teas, coffees, sodas, even flavored water, can all be…

Gaming: The Addiction for a New Generation

Video games are great escapes from the world. If as a young adult you struggle with real life relationships, feel pressure from unrealistic expectations, feel powerless, or defeated and inadequate,  games are hypnotizing, allowing you to dissociate from real life stresses at home, school, and work. Gaming offers many rewards, from escape from reality, satisfying…

Dr. Stefanie Carnes Speaks to Attorneys & HR Professionals at Conference

Stefanie Carnes, Ph. D., CSAT-S, Senior Fellow of The Meadows, presented at the Littler’s Executive Employer Conference held in Phoenix, Arizona, May 2- 4, 2018. The annual conference is organized by Littler Mendelson P.C., the largest U.S.-based law firm exclusively devoted to representing management in employment, employee benefit, executive compensation, and labor law matters. The…

What is Child Abuse and Why Does Child Abuse Still Matter in Adulthood?

The Meadows specializes in treating trauma.  Abuse is one form of trauma.  Often times, childhood trauma that occurred because of child abuse is overlooked as a core issue when people enter treatment for addictions or other mental health disorders.  Sometimes people minimize what they experienced as children, deny that they were abused, or believe that…

Dr. Jerry Law appears on House Calls with Dr. Connie Mariano

Dr. Jerry Law, senior fellow at The Meadows, discusses the dangers of this addiction and how it can slowly take over your life on Dr. Connie Mariano’s show House Calls on an episode titled Beware the Ides of March. More than 64,000 Americans die from opioid overdoses every year. Join Dr. Connie as she talks…

The Meadows Heart Award

The Meadows “Heart Award” was presented on Wednesday, February 7 at the NYC luncheon and it was a great success. For those that couldn’t attend, read more about what Tian Dayton and the recipient, Anita Ronis had to say about the award. Tian Dayton’s words about the award: “To be of service can be a…

Dr. Tian Dayton’s Emotion Explorer

Emotion Explorer is an interactive site for processing emotions. I designed it to give people a place to go to process a feeling the minute they were experiencing it. As a therapist I was concerned about the hour’s in-between sessions, I was aware that loneliness drove many of my clients to surf the internet in…