Freedom and Failure

For many people life is hard, and they are not hopeful. Their environment may have taught them that things will never get any better, because they have no opportunity to improve. It’s important to encourage such people, especially… Read More

Who Are You?

Have you ever known an adult who just hasn’t been able to settle down? He moves around, can’t keep a job or sustain a relationship. He is restless and unfocused. This sort of person might even  be heard… Read More

Pay Up!

A teaching in the New Testament: before a king goes to war, he must count the cost of waging it. This teaching is also found in “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu. Similarly, a teaching from the… Read More

Trapping Yourself

Speaking of unhappy relationships … here’s one situation that therapists see a lot of. One or both of the people in the relationship have made choices that have given them very few options in life. One obvious example… Read More

Imagine Possibilities

“Where there is no vision, the people perish …” – Proverbs 29:18 When we are frustrated, unhappy or confused, and we know something has to change, what is required in order to make that change? Is it will… Read More

For Granted

I recently spent a few lovely days at the home of an old college buddy and his wife. They are happily married, have two successful children, several grandchildren and are enjoying retirement in Florida. We had a great… Read More

Hope

“Pessimists may be right, but optimists are happy.” Hope is the expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. Some people dare to hope. Others refuse it. The refusers say things such as, “I don’t get my… Read More

Success in Therapy

Whether you are receiving individual therapy, couples/marital therapy or family therapy, you are more likely to succeed if you prepare your mind for the experience and approach it positively. Clients receiving couples counseling from me will get the… Read More

Think, Then Speak

“Thinking is difficult. That’s why most people judge.” It is likely that you, as a reasonable person, accept the wisdom of thinking before speaking during moments that matter. If that is true, you are not alone. Most reasonable… Read More

Let Go Your Ego!

“If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I?” – Rabbi Hillel Ego. When you consider that word, what comes to mind? Is it a part of… Read More