Articles and Posts

April 30, 2012

Losing My Religion

There comes a time in many people’s lives when the religion of their birth no longer works for them.  Whether it is a philosophical or ethical […]
February 27, 2012

Provocateur, Mirror, Healer: how your partner can help you grow

“A person hasn’t any idea what their soul looks like until they gaze into the eyes of the person that they’re married to. And then, if […]
January 15, 2012

Valor: Find That Strength Inside You

Many of my posts emphasize the need for courage to grow as a person: courage to communicate directly with your mate; courage to acknowledge your weaknesses; courage to […]
January 6, 2012

I Just Can’t “Get Over It”

Are you chained to your past?  Is there a traumatic memory, relationship, or series of experiences in your past you just can’t “get over”? Are you overreacting […]
October 28, 2011

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy can give us deep insight into what is limiting our experience of joy in life, but, in my opinion, its major benefit is in TRANSFORMING […]
October 27, 2011

Going to Therapy Shows STRENGTH – Not Weakness

A friend once told me, when I was in the midst of defending myself, to give myself “room to grow.” She was right. By insisting that […]
September 28, 2011

Stay Calm When Stress or Emotions are Overwhelming: A Quick Mindfulness Trick by Rose Rigole

Overwhelming emotions, such as anger, fear, sadness, worry, stress, and regret, can be debilitating.  The more we feel, the fewer resources we seem to have to […]
September 16, 2011

Five Tips for Finding Fulfillment

Feeling Stressed-Out, Overworked, and Unfulfilled? You’re not alone.  In 2009, Americans worked more hours per year on average than our Japanese counterparts and hundreds more hours […]
September 16, 2011

Stop Playing and Start Communicating

I have frequently called the beginning stages of a relationship the Ouija board effect, where slight moves from either member of the couple can move the […]