Dr. Dale Atkins, PhD Psychology P.C.
Sanity Savers and More...
February 2005

Greetings!

Thanks to so many of you for your enthusiastic response to the newsletter. I appreciate the feedback, your willingness to share the newsletter with friends, colleagues and family (see Send A Friend button below), and look forward to addressing some of the individual concerns you raised. I'll continue to share thoughts, Sanity Savers and information about articles, appearances, publications, interviews, and seminars on a variety of topics.

Since you received the last newsletter, I'm OK, You're My Parents increased sales so thank you for helping to get the word out. Since Wedding Sanity Savers co-authored with Annie Gilbar, will be available in a few months we are busy putting on its finishing touches.

Wishing you health, peace and balance.

Dale

In this issue
  • SANITY SAVERS
    Giving LOVE on Valentine's Day New Meaning
  • TV Appearances
  • Tips
    What to Do when Someone is Ill
  • I'm OK, You're My Parents
    Now in Paperback
  • From the Heart
    A Great Read for Valentine's Day

  • SANITY SAVERS
    Giving LOVE on Valentine's Day New Meaning

    Love at Valentine's Day does not have to only be about romantic love. (Granted, it can be difficult to watch advertisements for romantic dinners and great jewelry.) This Valentine's Day, focus on you, loving yourself, and sharing that self with others. Whether or not you have the romantic love you dream about at this moment, you can still demonstrate the love you have received over the years to others in your life today.

    • Reflect on love you have had in your life
    • Do something for yourself that you love to do
    • Buy your favorite flowers and arrange them with love
    • Get a massage
    • Send funny cards for all of the children in your life (nieces, nephews, neighbor's kids)
    • Create an e-message to special people who have made a difference to you over the years
    • Purchase several beanie babies to distribute at the pediatrics ward in your local hospital
    • Donate stuffed animals (now on sale after the holidays) and bring them to a local shelter. Don't forget to tie a red ribbon around their necks
    • Plan a pot luck "red" Valentine's dinner for your single friends


    TV Appearances

    • February 12th 7:00am - 9:00am

    • WEEKEND TODAY NBC
      "Romance 911"

    • February 17th 11:00am - 1:00pm

    • COURT TV: Trial Heat with James Curtis & Lisa Bloom


    Tips
    What to Do when Someone is Ill

    When someone is ill and cut off from their daily life, a visit, call or note from someone reminds them they are remembered, part of a community and are cared for. However, dealing with friends or relatives who are very sick (or fear they might be) can be a challenge.

    Here are tips to keep in mind when someone is ill.

    What To Do:

  • KNOW THE BOUNDARIES
  • TAKE CUES FROM THE PERSON
  • LISTEN SENSITIVELY
  • RESPECT THEIR WISHES
  • PRESERVE THEIR DIGNITY
  • OFFER SPECIFIC WAYS TO BE HELPFUL
  • HELP THEM FEEL "CONNECTED"
  • What NOT To Do:

  • IMPOSE YOURSELF OR YOUR IDEAS
  • TALK TOO MUCH
  • STAY TOO LONG
  • OFFER UNSOLICITED ADVICE
  • TELL THEM YOU KNOW EXACTLY HOW THEY FEEL
  • CHANGE THE SUBJECT

  • I'm OK, You're My Parents
    Now in Paperback

    Now available in paperback. Learn how to overcome guilt, let go of anger, and create a relationship that works.


    From the Heart
    A Great Read for Valentine's Day

    A touching collection of letters by men and women who write their private thoughts about their married lives.


    DALE V. ATKINS Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, lecturer and media commentator who appears regularly on the Today show.

    She has more than twenty- five years of experience as a relationship expert, focusing on families, couples, parenting, aging well and stress management.

    Dr. Atkins is the author and/or co-editor of several books including Sisters; From the Heart: Men and Women Write Their Private Thoughts about their Private Lives; Families and their Hearing-Impaired Children; I'm OK, You're My Parents and the soon to be released Wedding Sanity Savers.

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