How to Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude this Holiday

December 17, 2019By The Calli Institute

If you’re struggling this year to get into the holiday spirit, remember that though a joyous time of year, the “holiday blues” are a real phenomenon that can leave you feeling stressed, irritable, and depressed (Psychology Today). It’s easy to feel out of control in December. Maybe you’re still holiday shopping, decorating, or hosting the … Read More

Honoring all Moms

May 9, 2018By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

Just as we know eventually, spring will arrive; we know that the second Sunday in May is Mother’s Day in America. You might wonder how this day got started except by the card, candy, and flower companies. It started with humbler and less commercial origins. Julia Ward Howe sponsored Mother’s Day around 1870 to encourage … Read More

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2017By The Calli Institute

Happy New Year! Here we are again, wrapping up another trip around the sun. As with any year, 2016 brought moments of happiness, hope and peace, along with violence and tragedy. This past year has been a bit of a bumpy ride for many, likely changing each of us, even if just a little bit. … Read More

Pay it Forward

December 27, 2016By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

I remember seeing the movie Pay It Forward, starring Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, and Haley Joel Osment, in 2000. The movie plot and book, by the same name, was based on this one premise…do something for 3 people in response to a favor or gift that one receives. Those three people will then help three other … Read More

Celebrate Tolerance

December 13, 2016By The Calli Institute

Growing up in a Jewish family in the 60’s meant that I primarily knew about Jewish holidays and customs. Our new year came in the fall. We had Hanukkah, not Christmas, and our traditional meals involved family jokes and TMI.  I had limited exposure to other cultures, as the suburban school I attended was not … Read More

The Power of Gratitude

November 24, 2016By The Calli Institute

The time of year we focus on being thankful has settled upon us.  Have you thought lately about what you are grateful for?  Do you know why this exercise so important?  Because it reminds us that there are positives in this world even in the face of adversity.  When we focus our attention on what … Read More

The Power of Gratitude

November 25, 2013By The Calli Institute

The time of year we focus on being thankful has settled upon us.  Have you thought lately about what you are grateful for?  Do you know why this exercise so important?  Because it reminds us that there are positives in this world even in the face of adversity.  When we focus our attention on what … Read More