Are You Always Shouting and Reacting? Does it feel like you are less interacting and more overreacting? Want to be a better communicator?Read More
Just like a plant grows vigorously and flourishes when its needs are met, humans thrive when they are cared for and cared about. Anxiety, though, is as damaging to a person as the lack of sunshine is to a plant, causing it to shrivel up and die.
To thrive once again, you must counter and manage anxiety firmly and decisively.Read More
Many times we know what we don't want better than we know what we do want. This is true for couples that I see in my practice as well. It is sometimes easier to voice complaints: "He/She doesn't make me happy anymore" "We are just a mess" When I ask them, "If we worked together for awhile and you finally got to the place where you said to yourself, 'there that's better, I like how we are now' what would be different?" I often get a blank look, or general statements and not much detail to how things would be better.Read More
How Depression Lies to You
Consider for a moment: The exact same event can have a completely different impact on different people. That is because people don’t necessarily just reflect the reality of an event, they interpret its meaning. And while depressed people often doubt themselves, they seldom doubt their judgment about their own interpretations.Read More
Depression cunningly sneaks into your heart and steals everything that ever excited you... Find out how to Control Your Depression and Take Back What It Stole From You.Read More
Substance abuse can wreak havoc on a marriage. Has it brought yours to the brink of total collapse?
Have you given up trying to figure out how to help your spouse break free from substance abuse? Is your life so chaotic that you’ve contemplated divorce? Are you sure you’re willing to go through with that?
How can you find the strength to take action? And what actions would be best?Read More
Best Marriage Advice - Drop that defense! Own your part in conflicts
Remember to continue to be curious about your partner. Seek to understand their perspective before you get defensive.
Passive aggressive, just like many other psychiatric terms, has become a label used in everyday speech. Unfortunately, that means it often gets stamped onto behavior that isn’t at all passive aggressive, and it loses its meaning.Read More
Blending families not only creates challenges that are unique, but that can seem quite overwhelming.Read More
We have relationships in all areas of our lives. With ourselves, with loved ones, with family (whether they are good or not), work colleagues, friends. etc. What drives these relationships are connection and communication. Done poorly, these relationships become strained, full of quarreling or they end.Read More