Is It Me?

Years ago, I attended an intensive personal growth seminar that was aimed at helping people improve the quality of their lives. Over the four grueling days of trainings, about ten hours each day, three life coaches took turns… Read More

The Cost of Infidelity

Everyone is clued-in to the obvious costs of infidelity. Divorce, loss of reputation, money problems, etc. When children are involved, problems increase. When the extended family and friends find out, there’s more trouble. If the cheater is a… Read More

Learn From Others

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana “A fool might learn from his own experience, but the wise person learns from the experience of others.” – paraphrased from Otto von Bismarck… Read More


Many of my clients have been kind enough to say what they appreciate about the work we have done together. If they’ve seen therapists in the past, they may report that those therapists helped them somewhat – but… Read More

Online Counseling

In recent years, online counseling, or teletherapy, has gradually become more common and accepted. And then COVID-19 quickened the move toward online counseling. Even before Indiana’s stay-at-home order was in place in response to the pandemic, I had… Read More

But … I LOVE Him!

Counselors who work with people in bad relationships hear all sorts of stories. But there’s one story that pops up surprisingly often. If you watch daytime talk shows, you’ve heard it. He is verbally and physically abusive, emotionally… Read More

Doing for Others

Twenty years ago, I drove a cab for a living. When I arrived at 2:30 a.m., the building was dark except for a single light in a ground floor window.  Under these circumstances, many drivers would just honk once or… Read More


As you probably know, ignorance is different from stupidity. Ignorance consists of a lack of knowledge and understanding. And, to be clear, saying that someone is ignorant does not necessarily mean that the person lacks intelligence. However, ignorance… Read More

A Higher Purpose

Writing this article in the midst of the corona virus pandemic, it seems appropriate to address one particular issue. People are sick and many have died, including doctors, other medical staff and first responders. We might wonder at… Read More

A Flexible Mind

Do you remember the saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks?” Sure, we all know that one. However, not so fast. As you read on, you’ll learn that this old adage is not always true. The… Read More