Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Share the Lane with Critical Mass' Monthly Bike Ride

Share The Lane- Critical Mass Bike Ride

Take over the streets and ride alongside a huge group with Critical Mass’ monthly bike ride on Friday, February 26, 2016 and every last Friday of the month.
-Aside from the ride itself, Critical Mass is intended to raise awareness and advocate for a bicycle-friendly urban environment. All bikes are welcome.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Building Strong Emotional Resilience.

It starts during pregnancy. Babies get taken care of because the mother takes care of herself to insure a healthy baby.  Next comes infancy, with its challenges to the new mother.  Mothers are very powerful people because their interaction with their babies will build a good emotional capacity that will endure throughout life.  Knowing this will build confidence in her as she begins to raise a new life.

Safety and the physical care of the infant are essential, however they are not enough.  From the beginning of their lives babies are involved and engaged with people.  To survive and thrive they need an attachment to an adult who is in tune with their needs.

Living in the Houston area gives you a distinct advantage as a new parent.  Penelope J. Hooks. M.D. will help you understand what emotional capacity is all about.  Dr. Hooks will explain the concept and help you make the adjustment to be the best parent you can possibly be.  Don’t tackle new parenting alone.  Please arrange an appointment at her Houston office by calling (713) 521-9087.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Getting to the Bottom of What Bothers Us.

Whenever I hear that someone wishes his wife would stop nagging, or that the children are driving him nuts, or that his boss is never satisfied with the work he did, I realize that many people feel similarly.  I wonder if these people are curious about why the world seems to be full of people who treat them poorly.  What is the root of such a perception that no one out there understands the problem, no one is helpful or kind? 

For years a person may try to live with these feelings, while the anger and resentment continue to build inside.  Sometimes there are consequences to relationships such as strained marriages, unemployment, and disappointing lives.  Sometimes change occurs by examining the past, examining our moment to moment thought processes, exploring our deepest wishes and fears, and eventually taking responsibility for bringing about the changes we want to make.

If you live in the Houston area you may wish to seek the professional help of Penelope J. Hooks. M.D.  Learning to understand yourself is the greatest gift that you can give yourself.  Dr. Hooks may enable you to achieve that goal.  She can point out a particular situation that has troubled you, or even paralyzed you, and make a comment that may shift your perspective.  A small shift may make a big difference.  Please arrange an appointment at her Houston office by calling (713) 521-9087.