Neurofeedback conquers anxiety and trauma

submitted by Dr. Maria DiDonato, D.Ed. Psychologist, Achievement & Wellness Center, www.achievewell.net

Charlotte (not her real name) felt limited by her fear of driving. It prevented her from engaging in many activities and going places that were desirable. Visiting family members who lived at a distance was always difficult for her, and she would often forego the drive, causing her to miss out on family events. As a passenger she also struggled with the stress of riding in the car.

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Parmesan cream of crab sauce over bowtie pasta

submitted by Capt’n Chucky’s CrabCake Company, www.captnchuckysyardley.com

Warm up this fall with a quick, easy way to prepare a seafood dish. Combine Capt’n Chucky’s homemade Cream of Crab Soup with a handful of grated Parmesan cheese in a saucepan, and slowly warm on stovetop. Stir frequently to create a thick and creamy sauce. At the same time, prepare bowtie (or your favorite) pasta, according to manufacturer’s directions, drain well and empty into serving bowl.

When sauce reaches desired temperature, pour over the prepared pasta and mix until pasta is thoroughly coated. For an added treat, toss a few wild caught steamed shrimp into the sauce while warming. To add a little kick, sprinkle in some Outerbridge’s Original Sherry Pepper sauce. Enjoy!

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Renewable energy becoming mainstream

submitted by Mark Bortman, Exact Solar, mark@exactsolar.com

Something is happening now that I never could have imagined. As recently as a couple of years ago, it seemed that solar panels were the domain of the rich and NASA. That is not the case anymore. Solar panels have become mainstream, so mainstream that there’s now a category for Best Solar Panel Installations in the Best of Philly annual awards.

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Back-to-school lunch basics

submitted by Megan Collins, retail dietitian, ShopRite of Yardley

With summer coming to a close and the back-to-school season rapidly approaching, so comes the daily question of “What can I pack for lunch?” Make sure lunch is tasty while providing proteins, grains, fruits, vegetables, and dairy:

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Five tips to maximize the return on investment in your child’s college career

submitted by Michael Garry, CFP®, JD/MBA, Yardley Wealth Management, LLC

This graduation season there are the usual stories about student debt accompanied by news of the highest-paying college majors. If you want your child to be miserable, encourage them to pick a major by its current pay.

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Too many ways to fool yourself

submitted by Michael Garry, CFP®, JD/MBA, Yardley Wealth Management, LLC

Nothing is as difficult for people as not deceiving themselves. While some self-delusions are relatively costless, those relating to investments can be expensive.

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Neurofeedback cancels depression

submitted by Dr. Maria DiDonato, D.Ed. Psychologist, Achievement & Wellness Center, www.achievewell.net

Roberta (not her real name) considered neurofeedback because of depression, anxiety and panic attacks that interfered considerably with her life. For many years, despite all the doctors’ attempts to help, medication was not proving to be the answer, and her struggle was getting no better.

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DUI Q & A

submitted by Carla V. Risoldi, LLC, risoldilawoffices.com

Q.  My son was cited for underage drinking. We were offered a deal that he can take a class, and they would dismiss the charges. Should we just take this deal?

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Cows are like solar panels

submitted by Mark Bortman, Exact Solar, mark@exactsolar.com

Have you heard the expression, “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?” Well, since no one is giving away free milk, maybe I should buy the cow. The price of milk is close to $4 per gallon. According to CBS News, the price of milk is headed up even higher. I can’t imagine what a gallon is going to cost in five or 10 years.

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Understanding custody terms

submitted by Jennifer Courtney, Esquire, www.courtneylaw.net

When parents separate, it is helpful to understand the distinction of the various terms used in custody proceedings in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

For custody purposes, the term “child” refers to an un-emancipated person under the age of 18 years. The term “legal custody” refers to the legal right to make major decisions affecting the best interests of the child, including medical, religious and educational decisions. The term “physical custody” refers to the actual physical possession and control of the child.

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