A Conversation on Mental Health

It is no secret that the events of the last two years have taken a toll on us physically, mentally, and emotionally. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of starting another year in the midst of global uncertainty – you are not alone. Aligned Modern Health’s nationally recognized Director of Acupuncture, Dr. Lamya … Read more


Love Never Dies: How to Connect with Loved Ones Who Have Passed

The grief of the loss of my parents is a sadness that episodically overcomes my heart.  During the year after my mother passed, I experienced profound, complicated grief. I found it extremely difficult to work, to socialize, and even sometimes to complete acts of daily living. I recall during this time of intense grief, I … Read more


Psych Central Blog: 5 Tips For Dealing With Grief

This article was published on Joyce’s PsychCentral blog, The Psychology of Success. Whether you lost a loved one to sickness, tragedy , divorce or even a significant break-up, loss is a trauma. Losses can create identity challenges, lifestyle changes, financial problems and even have social implications. After 20 years of counseling clients through grief as well as … Read more

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Blog: Digital Infidelity: Social Media & Relationships

According to the Washington Post, Facebook is cited in more than one-third of all divorce cases! The number-one reason why Facebook was at fault in these cases was due to “inappropriate messages to members of the opposite sex.” Social media has added fuel to the fire of infidelity because it makes it easier and more accessible to … Read more

Blog: Joyce Marter Reveals Her Top 10 Tips For A Better Sex Life

“A client once said to me, ‘I’m nervous to talk with my wife about my sexual needs, because you are the only person who knows that part of my life.’ This statement struck me as wildly paradoxical. How could I, a person with whom my client has a strictly professional relationship, know more about his sexual … Read more


Psych Central Blog: How To Survive The Roller Coaster of Divorce

“The process of divorce is like riding an insane roller coaster. Relationship issues build up until you are on top of an enormous mountain of stress and fearful for your life as you knew it. At the apex, you reach your breaking point and the relationship plummets with such terrifying speed that you feel like … Read more

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