Ask Julie: My Dad Is Abusive But I Don’t Want To Be In Foster Care

Q: I’m very scared of calling CPS but I don’t want to live here anymore. I cant live here anymore my dad is abusive and always has but I can’t take it anymore. I’m scared to be put in a foster care though. I don’t have any relatives left over and my mom doesn’t stop my dad. A: Click arrow …

Marriage Q & A – Is date night too much to ask? & I’m never in the mood!

This marriage Q & A article published yesterday in a local women’s magazine “Wasatch Woman Magazine. I love writing for women! Can you relate to either of these scenarios? Is date night too much to ask? Q: My husband and I spend most weekend evenings attending our children’s sporting events and never go out on dates. He says it’s because …

Best of 2010 on Julie Hanks.com

Here are the most read relationship and emotional health articles of 2010! Have you read them? Please do and as always, I’d love your comments! Confessions of a Multitasking Mama Music and Mood: Musing from a Songwriter and Therapist Making Wedding Anniversaries Meaningful Boost Your Emotional Energy Ask Julie: Sharing Difficult Feelings Eat, Pray, Love…at Home Simplify Your Day: The …

Top 10 Extended Family Holiday Survival Tips

Top 10 Extended Family Holiday Survival Tips Listen to “You & Yours Show” Podcast 1-Manage your own stress Examine your own expectations and let go of some things so you’ll be your best version of yourself and able to manage family conflict calmly. 2-You can’t try to please everyone It’s not your job to make everyone happy and meet their …

You Again? Moving beyond High School Insecurities: Studio 5

“You Again?” Moving Beyond High School Insecurities Studio 5 Contributor and Family Therapist, Julie Hanks tells you what to do when an old rivalry resurfaces. Few people feel neutral about their High School experience. You either loved it or experienced it as pure torture. Or a little of both. In the hit movie “You Again”, an exaggerated comedy about coming …

Self-care isn’t selfish: You and Yours Show

I’m thrilled to launch my new You and Yours” show on The Women’s Information Network, an international website designed to strengthen women and families worldwide! “In episode 001 “Why Self-care Isn’t Selfish” you’ll get to know self & relationship expert Julie Hanks, LCSW personally and professionally as she shares the questions inspired this show: Is it possible to take good …

Interview in WomansDay.com article on handling nosy friends & family

Peer pressure doesn’t end in High School. Questions like “When are you getting engaged?”, “When are you two getting married?” or “You’re not going to work after you have your baby, are you?” can be stressful, especially when coming from those you love. Read my advice with readers on how to handle those nosy neighbors, family and friends.  Read WomansDay.com …