JUDGING OTHERS

Throughout the world, the great teachings have warned us not to pass judgment on other people. Rather than judging and criticizing people destructively, we are urged to show mercy and compassion. The Jewish law states (Leviticus 19:15) that… Read More

To Live Together … Or Not

At the time of this writing, March, 2016, more than half of all married couples are choosing to live together before marrying. Early in the 20th Century the number was virtually zero. It kind of makes sense, this… Read More

YOUR CHEATING HEART

Here’s a question for you: After infidelity, how is trust regained? This question is relevant today because infidelity appears to be on the increase and the opportunities and methods of cheating have risen dramatically. Typically it has been… Read More

Bad Company

Not long ago, one of America’s cable news networks aired an interview with two members of the family that produced President John F. Kennedy, and Senators Robert and Ted Kennedy. If you follow the news you have probably… Read More

Build Your Self-Esteem

Most people, at some time or other, have experienced a loss of confidence, a feeling of failure or some other negative feeling about life, about people or about themselves. Have you ever been dissatisfied with your work or… Read More

Who Do You Trust?

Have you ever made a mistake in a relationship? Have you hurt or misjudged someone? Have you ever experienced disappointment or betrayal? Whether you’ve been on the giving or the receiving end, you might find this information valuable…. Read More

Trouble Sleeping

An article in the U.S. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (JCSM) defines insomnia as follows: “… (1) difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or nonrestorative sleep; (2) this difficulty is present despite adequate opportunity and circumstance to sleep; (3)… Read More

EXERCISE

Conclusive Evidence: Exercise Helps Reduce Depression and Anxiety From the American Psychological Association “It is concluded that findings provide clear evidence that participation in a program of strenuous aerobic exercise is effective for reducing depression.” http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/psp/46/5/1142/ From the… Read More

GOALS

When I see clients in their first sessions, I ask them for a goal statement. Typically people will say they want to feel better, get rid of a bad habit, stop procrastinating, get their marriage back, that sort… Read More

Optimism

Optimism “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller It has been said, contrasting the mind-sets of optimism and pessimism, that pessimists are more often right about… Read More