To Change Or Not To Change? That Is the Question!

27 Oct

After many years of counseling couples in my therapy office, I’ve learned to pick-up on different patterns, many of which are universal in so many of the couples I see.

Is “Math Anxiety” Contagious?

24 Oct

Lots of parents help their kids with homework and projects.

Why Do We Wait So Long To Reach Out?

20 Oct

I can’t tell you how many times I see clients (especially couples) who are completely overwhelmed with their problems and “at the end of their rope.” They’ve made the decision to reach out for help, but our first appointment only takes place when their problems are so consuming that they’re in midst of crisis.

Because Children are Listening

17 Oct

I pledge to discuss this election with civility, to treat people whose opinions differ from mine with respect, and to focus on ideas, policies and values. I will encourage others to do the same. I will speak up when I hear name-calling, stereotypes and slurs. I will do this because children are listening, and it’s […]

Does “Conflict” Get a Bad Rap?

13 Oct

What do you think of when someone says the word, “conflict”? If you ‘re like most of us, it conjurs-up a negative feeling and response. In fact, Kerry Foreman, from the Huffington Post, likes to ask 5th graders to react to the word, “conflict,” when she speaks to children.

6. Wholeness

10 Oct

As of today, only 533 people have reached Earth orbit – I had to look that statistic up. Why is that important?

What’s Ebb-and-Flow and What’s Permanent?

6 Oct

I love seeing interviews with long-time married couples. They’re always so honest. For example, you won’t much hear about a 60 year-marriage that was total bliss or total despair. Instead, you’ll often hear stories about ups-and-d0wns, ebbs-and-flows, and peaks-and-valleys.

5. Collective Intelligence

3 Oct

Some phrases just have a great ring to them. “Collective Intelligence” is one of those.

How Deep Should You Prod?

29 Sep

Being a journalist-turned-therapist, “WHY” is one of my all-time favorite questions. It’s the fastest way to get to the heart of the matter, and it makes people think about their motivations, their feelings, and their concerns all at once.

4. Humanity

26 Sep

I can vouch for this from my own experience from mediations.