Silence the Inner Critic

People who suffer from emotional troubles such as depression, anxiety and low self-esteem tend to have negative thoughts about nearly everything, including themselves. They say that from their early youth, influential people have been critical and negative toward… Read More

To Catch a Monkey

There is an old story that originates from the other side of the world, about a foolproof method for capturing monkeys. Here’s how it goes. After many failed attempts at capturing monkeys, a band of hunters hit upon… Read More

Distorted Beliefs

As we grow up, each of us develops a set of beliefs about life, about people and about how the world works. The years go by, we gather more information and experience, and we come to believe our… Read More

Mind and Body

One theme which appears in the reports of many of my clients is that they do not always understand their emotions, and they do not realize how that lack of understanding can lead to unhappiness. Men are especially… Read More

No More Chances

You’ve probably heard the joke,”Denial is not just a river in Egypt.” Consider a man – we’ll call him “the offender” – who has done something very wrong, it’s not the first time and he is outraged that… Read More

Don’t Be Fooled

The purpose of this article is to offer the idea that institutions – governments. schools and organized religion, among many others – have never had the power to change human nature. Institutions, however, do foster changes in behavior… Read More

SELF-CARE

Many of my clients take prescription medications for anxiety or depression. All of these medications are known by brand names, as well as generic names, and it can be hard to remember them. Consequently, some of my clients… Read More

Commitment

For many years a lot of humor has been made of the fact that men can’t commit to a relationship. They just can’t see themselves putting their time, love and energy into one person for the rest of… Read More

Restriction & Creativity

You might know some people who dislike rules and have a problem with authority. They resist any attempt to restrict their ability to do what they want, when they want. Others are rule-followers, they trust authority and put… Read More

The Real You

He grew up, an only child, with his mother and father, Sam and Lorna, who had been through hell in World War II. Nearly every member of their families were slaughtered by Nazi criminals. That included Lorna’s parents,… Read More