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Parenting is a lot of work! But to be the best parents we can be, we have to take time to nurture ourselves as the people we are outside of being Mom or Dad. Psychologist Rick Hanson, PhD, and acupuncturist & nutriti
Parenting is a lot of work! But to be the best parents we can be, we have to take time to nurture ourselves as the people we are outside of being Mom or Dad. Psychologist Rick Hanson, PhD, and acupuncturist & nutritionist Jan Hanson, MS, authors of Mother Nurture: A Mother's Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships, are here to help! Meet Rick Hanson, PhD
Click here for more Mother NurtureRick Hanson, PhD, is a psychologist who works with couples, individual adults and children. He has written and lectured extensively on parental stress and depletion, ways to nurture mothers and fathers, and how a couple can be both strong teammates and intimate friends while raising a family. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA, Hanson did management consulting before earning his PhD in clinical psychology from the Wright Institute. He has been president of the board of FamilyWorks, a non-profit agency serving families in Northern California.

Meet Jan Hanson, MS
Jan Hanson, MS, is an acupuncturist and nutritionist whose private practice focuses on women's health and on temperament problems in children. In addition to developing protocols for preventing and reversing maternal depletion, she has written articles and presented workshops on family health and on holistic approaches to childhood illnesses.

While working in the Neurochemistry Research Laboratory at the Veteran's Hospital in Sepulveda, California, she co-authored a study that was published when she was 18 years old.

She went on to receive a B.A. from UCLA and an MS from the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences, in addition to taking many courses in clinical nutrition, homeopathy, and laboratory assessment.

Jan and Rick have been married for over twenty years, and they have two children. Read their column each week, right here at She Knows!PregnancyAndBaby.com

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