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Meaningful work guest Caroline Greene

Caroline Greene was a self-described over-achiever, attending the best schools, becoming a successful attorney and marrying a man she calls “a saint.” But when she became a mother, she found herself empty of passion, struggling to find the love and joy she had expected to feel as a new mom. Wisely seeking therapy, Caroline not…

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Motherhood & Words guests Sherrie, Kate & Andria

Kate Hopper’s mission is to shine light on authentic writing by gifted authors who are mothers. An accomplished author herself, Kate brings writers to The Loft Literary Center each year to read their work, revealing rich and profound stories within the everyday lives of mothers. This year’s Motherhood & Words event features: Sherrie Fernandez-Williams reading…

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maternal depression guests Michelle Wiersgalla & Gabrielle Mauren

Have you or someone you know experienced depression or serious anxiety since becoming a mom? Given the prevalence of these mental health problems among mothers, your answer almost certainly is yes. Yet too often these disorders go undiagnosed and untreated. It’s important for all of us to understand the signs of maternal depression and anxiety,…

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bullied guest Carrie Goldman

When a child is bullied in words or actions the pain can last a lifetime. Even witnessing bullying can lead to anxiety and depression. Children who bully also are at high risk for a host of long-term problems, so it’s in everyone’s interest to bring an end to this widespread problem. After classmates taunted Carrie…

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May is Mental Health Month, a time to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of mental health problems and the importance of getting professional help when you see those signs. But often missing from the discussion is how a parent’s mental health affects children, as well as what practical steps parents can take to…

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