Forgiveness: Release the Burden of Old Grudges

May 5, 2017 by

Mary, happily married for 10 years, still harbors extreme bitterness towards an ex-boyfriend who cheated on her 20 years ago. Brett remains enraged with a supervisor that “didn’t appreciate” all of “the hard work” he had done many years earlier. Sheila is frequently at her “boiling point,” in response to the childhood emotional neglect she […]

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The Gifts of Introversion (or being quiet)

May 4, 2017 by

Very few people are completely extroverted or introverted, but for those who are closer to the introverted end of the spectrum, please read on. Extroversion has been seen as the ideal personality type. What we are now recognizing is that introversion is also a normal variation of personality. Research shows that the brains of introverts […]

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Posted in Depression, Family & Parenting, General, Marriage & Relationships, Personal Growth, Stress & Anxiety, Uncategorised.

An Alcoholic’s Gratitude

April 28, 2017 by

Mary grew up with an alcoholic father and she promised herself that she would never marry anyone who was a heavy drinker. But now after 18 years of marriage she finds that her marriage is much like that of her parents. Her husband, John, drinks almost every night and quite heavily on weekends. Many tries […]

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Posted in Addictions, Depression, Family & Parenting, Marriage & Relationships, Personal Growth, Therapy.

Nature Is Good For Us

April 6, 2017 by

How fortunate we are to live in a rainforest! Even as I’m sitting at my computer, looking out the window at snow, sleet and grey skies, I’m grateful. Not for the grey skies, but for the trees surrounding us and a climate that allows us to get outside and be active year round. Regular physical […]

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Posted in Depression, General, Personal Growth, Stress & Anxiety, Therapy, Uncategorised.

Using Pop Culture to Impact Positive Change

April 6, 2017 by

Seven years ago, a colleague and I attended an annual conference in Washington, DC called the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium. We were excited about meeting one of the key note speakers, John Gottman, a marriage and relationship researcher and expert whom we learned about while in grad school. We kept seeing a man of similar stature […]

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Posted in Depression, Family & Parenting, General, Internet, Personal Growth, Stress & Anxiety, Therapy, Uncategorised.

New Possibility: Executive Coaching

March 31, 2017 by

Having trained in and practiced psychotherapy for 35 years, I have decided to apply my skills in a new arena. I have been undergoing training through the College of Executive Coaching, based in California, toward becoming a certified Business/Executive Coach. Business of Executive Coaching differ from psychotherapy, in that it addresses career issues in the […]

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Posted in General, Uncategorised.

Best Years of Their Lives?

December 29, 2016 by

Often times I hear people tell youth their teen years are going to be the ‘best years of their lives’. Every time I hear this, I shake my head. Having worked with a teenage population for a couple years has opened my eyes to all the new challenges and difficulties that are being thrown into […]

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Posted in Depression, Family & Parenting, General, Grief, Personal Growth, Stress & Anxiety, Uncategorised.

Secrets to Replenishing Sleep: How many sheep can you count?

December 29, 2016 by

The Question: ‘How are you?’. The Answer: ‘Tired’.  The Problem: All too common.  Whether it’s walking through a crowd or sitting in a coffee shop, I hear too many conversations starting just that way.  People are sleep deprived! Makes me wonder if Mr. Sandman is on vacation…so how does one start to improve sleep? Tip […]

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Posted in General, Stress & Anxiety.

The Gift of Failure

December 29, 2016 by

I recently watched a wonderful documentary, The Barkley Marathons, about an ultra endurance trail race that takes place in the Tennessee mountains.  Only 40 runners are accepted into the race each year.  Covering the entire distance of 160 kilometres (100 miles) or more also requires climbing and descending the equivalent of Mount Everest – twice.  To […]

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Posted in Depression, General, Marriage & Relationships, Personal Growth, Stress & Anxiety.

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