Verify Your Therapist

Anyone seeking counseling, psychotherapy or life coaching is entitled to know whether the practitioner can really help. Have you ever put your trust in a helping professional who claimed expertise … only to discover that (s)he was a… Read More

Finding the Real You

“No one ever lay on his death bed and thought, ‘I wish I’d spent more time at work.’” If your favorite pastimes are something like making lots of money, “hanging out”, being a couch potato (or couch zucchini),… Read More


“You can observe a lot just by watching.” – Yogi Berra I think we can all agree that education is important. That is certainly true, when the source is a reliable school, which conveys facts and truth in… Read More


Are you smart?  If you think you are, how would you rate your ability to notice when a person or group is lying to you, or trying to deceive you in any way? Can you tell the difference… Read More

Rules of Life

The 12 Rules for Life Jordan Peterson’s best-selling book, has been a life changer for many people. Its message is right on time in a world where people believe that almost anything is okay, and what’s right and… Read More

Images and Idols

One of the Ten Commandments is a prohibition against worshiping idols. There is a good reason for that. Images can do nothing for us, except to excite the imagination and channel the focus of attention onto the image… Read More

Forgive Yourself

Have you ever done something so wrong or so misguided that you couldn’t live it down? If so, how did you deal with it? Did you feel guilty or ashamed? Did you try to bury it way back… Read More


Obsession is a state of being during which an idea or thought continually dominates a person’s mental state, actions and emotions. Is obsession always a bad thing? Not necessarily. Thomas Edison was obsessed with the goal of inventing… Read More


The inability to anticipate negative consequences can lead to serious problems. A female client, “Jackie”, was in a toxic relationship with a mentally unbalanced man, “Jake”, whom  she idolized when she was a teen. While Jackie and Jake… Read More

Hijacking Your Brain

If advertising didn’t have the power to influence our beliefs and our buying an d voting  decisions, it would not exist. But it does exist, and it’s a very profitable business. One man, Edward Bernays, is largely responsible…. Read More