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Food For Thought

We Need Rituals Now More Than Ever

Posted on: June 8th, 2020 by Anne Fishel, Ph.D

Dr. Anne Fishel explains why rituals are important to family life, and how they can help families remain resilient during difficult times.

Stuck at Home With Your Partner? Look to Retirees to Make it Work

Posted on: April 8th, 2020 by Anne Fishel, Ph.D

Stuck at home with your partner? Dr. Anne Fishel looks at the example set by retired couples, who often make social isolation work for their relationships.

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What is a “Family Dinner,” Anyway?

Posted on: January 3rd, 2020 by Anne Fishel, Ph.D

What is a family dinner? And how can you make sure your mealtime routines count? Get reassurance and realistic advice from Dr. Anne Fishel.

How Dinner Changes When the Kids Leave Home

Posted on: July 25th, 2019 by Anne Fishel, Ph.D

Dr. Anne Fishel gives her personal and professional advice to couples confronting an empty nest, and empty dinner tables, after the kids leave home.

The Politics of Thanksgiving

Posted on: November 18th, 2016 by Anne Fishel, Ph.D

Many families are anxious about Thanksgiving due to divisive politics. Dr. Anne Fishel offers tips for overcoming tension at this year’s Thanksgiving table.

How to Beat Tension and Conflict from Your Family Dinner

Posted on: February 19th, 2016 by Bri DeRosa

Six simple insights into common dinner table conflicts, and how to tame them for good.

You Can Hate to Cook and Still Love Family Dinner

Posted on: February 4th, 2016 by Anne Fishel, Ph.D

Food may get us to the table, but is it the most important part of family dinner?

Expert Roundtable: The Psychological Benefits of Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted on: November 25th, 2015 by Bri DeRosa

Dr. Anne FIshel is joined by 3 other experts to discuss the meaning of Thanksgiving rituals for modern families.

Want Your Kids to Be Better Readers? Have Dinner Together

Posted on: September 28th, 2015 by Anne Fishel, Ph.D

The dinner table is a perfect place to encourage reading in kids of all ages.

Talking Trash at the Table

Posted on: April 15th, 2015 by Bri DeRosa

Dr. Anne Fishel offers expert advice on helping your family understand the impact of wasted food on the planet.

Family Dinners are Great for the Body and the Soul

Posted on: March 5th, 2015 by Anne Fishel, Ph.D

Michelle Obama is a fan of family dinners, but is her enthusiasm backed by science?

It’s Science: Eat Dinner Together

Posted on: January 27th, 2015 by Anne Fishel, Ph.D

As a family therapist, I often want to tell my patients that research shows they’d be better off eating dinner together than spending an hour with me.