FINISHING STRONG

One of the greatest stressors in life must be the feeling of failure. And that feeling may be heightened if your successes came early in life, only to fizzle out later on. You’ve heard of child stars whose… Read More

What Counseling is NOT

Through many years of therapy/counseling practice, I’ve heard clients’ stories – not just about their problems, but also about their previous counselors – some of them downright shocking. Because their experiences had such an impact on me, I… Read More

WORKPLACE STRESS

Most of us have experienced stress in the workplace. In fact the American Psychological Association’s annual Stress in America Survey reports that only 1/3 of Americans surveyed said that they did a very good or excellent job managing… Read More

NEGATIVITY

Performing artists are subject to reviews and criticism throughout their careers. Their experiences differ widely, but there’s one thing they all agree on. While they may not precisely remember their good reviews, they can remember every negative review,… Read More

Slowing Down

  Have you noticed that the pace of television shows and commercials has been picking up speed, year after year? The visuals are timed with sounds, too; the technology is stunning. While listening to the radio as you… Read More

EMOTIONS IN CHARGE?

  It was a sunny Saturday afternoon and some friends of mine were shopping for a mini SUV. They were undecided between two popular makes, and on their way home, passing by another car dealership, they decided to… Read More

You DO Have Options!

Throughout our lives we are called upon to make countless decisions. In some cases we have seemingly few choices; in others, like when we’re dining at a national chain restaurant, the menu seems almost endless. The freedom to… Read More

CHANGE

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably known someone who did something wrong – really wrong – and then said, “I know I messed up, but please give me another chance. I can change. I’ll change. I can… Read More

Yes, You CAN Relax!

Have you ever felt so tense or nervous that other people noticed your discomfort and tried to help out? Did they say something like, “just relax”, “chill”, or if you’re an old school dude like me, “take it… Read More

Does Counseling Really Help?

Many years ago, in casual conversation, I mentioned to someone who had been through a nasty divorce, that I was preparing to become a counselor. She smirked ever so slightly, and said she didn’t think counseling was worth… Read More