Baby and adult brains ‘sync up’ during play

Summary: Researchers detect measurable similarities in brain activity between babies and adults during play. Source: Princeton University Have you ever played with a baby and felt a sense of connection, even though they couldn’t yet talk to you. A team of Princeton researchers has conducted the first study of how baby and adult brains interactContinue reading “Baby and adult brains ‘sync up’ during play”

Why Good Communication Skills are Important with Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes

Social relationships are one of the greatest buffers against stress, but poor communication or unhealthy relationships tend to also be one of the greatest sources of stress. Communication has three components: words, voice tone and non-verbal clues. Of these, some are more effective in delivering a message than others. According to research, in a conversationContinue reading “Why Good Communication Skills are Important with Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes”

Fun Free (or Almost) Family Activities

Most people are not happy to tell you their husband bought the farm, but mine actually did.  He bought me a farm! I am like a little Eddie Albert (Green Acres).  “Greeen Acres is the place to be!. Farrrm livin’ is the life for me…” I digress.  I have no clue what I am doing,Continue reading “Fun Free (or Almost) Family Activities”

Laughter is the Best Medicine (Sometimes)

Laughter is the best medicine! It occurred to me that in today’s world, people are just too darn serious.  You have to have fun and enjoy the time you have on this earth.  Working in an addictions facility for several years, I came to realize that my clients often looked to the counselors to tryContinue reading “Laughter is the Best Medicine (Sometimes)”

All About Dawn-Elise Snipes

My name is Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes. I was born in Gainesville FL (Go Gators), lived in South Florida and Indiana most of my life. I graduated from the University of Florida many years ago with a Bachelors in Behavior Modification, a Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling and a Doctorate in Counselor Education and Mental Health Counseling.Continue reading “All About Dawn-Elise Snipes”

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