Common Sense Mom

Susan Fox is an award-winning, internationally known, accomplished and highly respected brain dialog researcher, hypnotic consultant, public speaker, trainer, freelance writer and mom. She received a hypnotherapy certification at the Hypnotism Training Institute of Los Angeles, Calif., in 1988 and an AA degree from St. John’s University in 2004 and has been practicing nationwide ever since. Using humor and educational material, she coaches other moms about how to naturally reduce stress and achieve goals in a simplified way. A very practical person, she uses common sense problem solving approaches to help others feel happy with who they are. She gives credit to the Girl Scouts for teaching her dependable life skills. Contact Susan, who lives in Avon, at [email protected] Visit her website at

What’s Your Child’s Natural Talent? Encourage it!

Imagine standing in a downward flowing mountain stream. (I say “downward flowing” because streams only flow one way. Down.) As you stand in the stream, you demonstrate your natural talent for stan... Read more

Time: the Most Priceless Gift you can Give

Spending time with loved ones and reflecting on all that has gone right is a precious gift. Too many people feel afraid, unloved and alone, especially during the holidays. One of the most priceless gi... Read more

Getting Things Done as a Parent

Imagine being in a vacuum floating aimlessly through space. Even in a fictional environment such as this, forces influence you. But let’s go on with this fantasy for a moment… See yourself weig... Read more

Coping With Back-to-School Stress

What is stress?  It’s actually your body’s reaction to a challenge. Nothing can be stressful to you unless you first perceive a situation as stressful. Something perceived as stressful is somethi... Read more

Get Ready for Summer Family Activities

School’s about to be out for the year, which means it’s time to get ready for summer family activities. Summer family activities can include staycations as well as paid vacations. Whatever you ... Read more

I Want it My Way: Men and Women Cope with Grief Differently

We all want things our way. Did you know that your brain likes to keep things consistent? Thinking consistently using the same terms, words and mind images helps us feel emotionally secure. That’s w... Read more

Facts About High Risk Pregnancy

You are thinking about conceiving or have just discovered unexpectedly that you’re pregnant. Being pregnant is exciting, scary and a whole host of other emotions. But there is more to consider when ... Read more