Relationships

January 7, 2022

How to Develop a Legacy that Honors a Loved One

We enter a new year, often filled with hope and resolutions. At this time, we also remain in a pandemic that has lasted longer than most, if not all, of us could ever have imagined. Lives have been upended, and many of us have lost loved ones. When we lose […]
December 3, 2021

A Special Holiday Message | Chanukah Lights’ Life Lessons

It is the 27th anniversary of the death of my beloved father. He died on the first night of Chanukah, November 29, 1994. Twenty-five years later, my mother died on the last night of Chanukah, December 29, 2019. Their deaths are unique bookends for the holiday of Chanukah–a holiday of […]
December 1, 2021

Renewal in the Coming Year

Renewal in the Coming Year   For over a year and a half we have been in the midst of pandemic isolation / re-entry, and a re-examination of racial reckoning. As 2021 comes to a close, many of us will reflect on what happened in our personal lives, focusing on […]
October 30, 2021

Mr. Rogers Got It Right

  Mr. Rogers Got It Right   Who didn’t feel good when visiting Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood? He invited all of us, children and adults, to join him as he explored his neighborhood. He created a sense of community which helped us to feel welcome, safe, nurtured and supported. When we […]
June 3, 2021

An Opportunity to Forge Your New Normal

Each of us experienced COVID-19 in our own unique way. We have an opportunity to create our new normal which can reflect a healthy and balanced way of thinking about the multiple aspects of our lives. Our increased numbers in vaccinations across America are allowing us to emerge from our […]
May 11, 2021

Memorials on Zoom – We Can Remember to Be Kind

As have many of you, I have had the experience of attending ZOOM memorials for people who have died. Some of these on-line gatherings were graveside funerals while others occurred weeks, months, or as in the case of my mother, a year after the person’s death. These memorial tributes, organized […]
February 17, 2021

The Kindness Advantage is Out on Audio Book

In commemoration of Random Acts of Kindness Day, Amanda and I am proud to announce the release of our audio book on Audible. The Kindness Advantage: Cultivating Compassionate and Connected Children by Dr. Dale Atkins & Amanda Salzhauer, MSW, is a practical guide for parents to teach kids empathy, to […]
February 9, 2021

We Can Be Superheroes

I get it. Unless you are Batman, Darth Vader, Spiderman, The Lone Ranger, or Zorro, or you are trick-or-treating at Halloween, or attending a fancy masked ball, you probably do not like wearing a mask. Safe to say NOBODY LIKES WEARING A MASK. But, like crosswalks and stop signs, we […]
January 27, 2021

New Beginnings

As the new year begins, you can inspire someone with acceptance, hope, and a reminder that we all have a need to begin again. During this past year we have literally been living behind closed doors and although we still need to be careful, we can embark on a new […]
October 21, 2020

The Listening Brain Podcast: A Conversation with Dr. Dale Atkins

The Listening Brain Podcast: A Conversation with Dr. Dale Atkins Host Todd Houston, Ph.D. and guest Dr. Dale Atkins explore childhood hearing loss through the lives of the parents and families who are on this journey.   Dr. Dale Atkins is a licensed psychologist with an MA in Special Education […]