Technology

When is a Relationship Real? – 4 Signs to Tell

2018-01-29T15:59:20+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Communication, Education, Health, Parenting, Psychology, Relationships, Social Issues, Technology|

Donna C. Moss, MA, LCSW-R   I once knew a girl from work with whom I worked remotely. We worked together building communities and commitments and trust. We worked together for many years without ever having met. I knew her. I came to rely on her. And we are still friends. But with my clients [...]

Letting Go of Your Teen

2018-01-29T15:37:10+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Communication, Education, Health, Parenting, Psychology, Relationships, Social Issues, Technology|

Donna C. Moss, MA, LCSW-R   How come every time my 17-year old leaves the house I get a panic attack? Protecting my investment, I guess. As these teens march forward after years of bills, laundry, camp, school, fights, flights and more, how do we suddenly let go? Teenagers are not necessarily aware of their [...]

Become a Yellowbrick parent…

2018-01-14T23:36:49+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Communication, Education, Entertainment, Health, Money, Parenting, Politics, Psychology, Relationships, Religion, Science, Social Issues, Sports, Technology|

Self-esteem effects so much more than just a child’s personality. Self-esteem is one of those cyclical things. With great self-esteem tends to come confidence in their school work. With confidence in their work comes good grades. With good grades comes… high self-esteem! It is a magical thing. It can be a painful thing to watch if your little one is not as self-confident as they should be, and it can have some pretty negative consequences. So what can you do to boost their confidence?

What is the Diagnosis for STRESS?

2018-01-08T16:32:09+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Communication, Education, Health, Parenting, Psychology, Relationships, Social Issues, Technology|

By Donna C. Moss, MA, LCSW-R There is no diagnosis for stress! Young adults are stressed more than ever before. But our bible (DSM-v) of clinical diagnoses for mental health, according to insurance companies, holds no such diagnosis. Loneliness, anxiety, distress, dismay, alienation, frustration, fatigue, burnout, numbness, isolation, poor support and sleep problems all lead [...]

Let The Force Wait, “Star Wars” Fans

2017-12-18T19:25:05+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Entertainment, Parenting, Social Issues, Technology|

Lacey Byrne, Yellowbrick Staff Writer At the risk of offending die-hard fans out there, I admit that I couldn’t care less about the new “Star Wars” film. I can appreciate the excitement of returning heroes and epic stories; but for me, it doesn’t appeal. What I do find curious is the snippets of conversations I’ve [...]

Laugh first, ask questions second

2017-12-17T16:00:35+00:00 December 17th, 2017|Communication, Entertainment, Parenting, Politics, Social Issues, Technology|

Lacey Byrne, Yellowbrick Staff Writer At Yellowbrick, we believe in fostering conversations between parents and amongst families. There are a lot of challenging subjects out there that are tough to tackle. If you have a teenager at home, you know firsthand how hard it can be to engage them.  And you can be certain that [...]

The Last Dive – 8 Tips for Handling Change

2017-12-15T17:40:42+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Communication, Education, Health, Parenting, Psychology, Relationships, Social Issues, Technology|

Donna C. Moss, MA, LCSW-R My memory is not so great. But I remember the moment when I arrived at my local pool club and the diving board was gone. No more, they said. Not up to code. And with that my children’s childhood dream of jumping in the deep end was erased. Yes, they [...]

Losing Your First Love – A Guide for Teens

2017-12-08T18:06:39+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Communication, Education, Parenting, Relationships, Social Issues, Technology|

by Donna C. Moss, MA, LCSW-R As many of us have learned from Elisabeth Kübler-Ross on death and dying, “the five stages, denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what [...]

Trauma or Trigger – 3 Ways to Know the Difference

2017-11-30T20:43:27+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Communication, Health, Parenting, Psychology, Relationships, Social Issues, Technology|

By Donna C. Moss, MA, LCSW-R These days trigger warnings and PTSD are all over college campuses, counseling centers and popular culture. But if you’re confused, you’re not alone. I find it troubling that these two have been conflated to mean the same thing. They are, in fact, very different. A trigger is like when [...]

It’s Not Their Fault: 6 Reasons Why Young Adults Can’t Launch

2017-11-30T20:44:31+00:00 November 19th, 2017|Education, Parenting, Psychology, Relationships, Social Issues, Technology|

By Donna C. Moss, MA, LCSW-R In a couple of weeks I’m going to be on the radio again with my new topic “It’s not Their Fault: Why Young Adults Can’t Launch.” I think it’s because in the last decade, the loan situation re: college costs, even if you just take a certificate like massage [...]