Conflict Part 4 – Start Out Positive

There’s an old expression: “Well begun is half done.” in a recent meeting between the U.S. President and a foreign Head of State, it was reported that the meeting was intended to address problems on which the two… Read More

Conflict, Part 3 – Check Yourself

I once watched a training video that captured real events in an inner city high school. A teacher, frustrated at the repeated absences of one student, called the young man to his office after school. The encounter was… Read More

Conflict, Part 2: Timing

A husband and wife argue often. His work keeps him on an early schedule; he’s up at 4:30 a.m., and gets home about 3:30. For him to feel rested, he needs to be in bed by 8:30. That’s… Read More


One sure-fire way to create stress is to mismanage conflict. One of my colleagues, a therapist named Jim, shared an interesting case. A teenage boy was referred for counseling by his school, because he was getting into fist… Read More

Stand Up For Yourself

One of my clients, a thirty-five year old gentleman, has talked about growing up in a crime and drug-infested neighborhood. “Even if you were just going to the park to play baseball, you never knew who might try… Read More

Anger, Part 3

“Always be kind, because everyone we meet may be struggling with something we know nothing about.” – Author not specified In parts 1 and 2 you may have read about anger, its nature and its sources. Now, a… Read More

Anger, Part 2

A client named “Al” was telling me that he was upset about a family situation. He had originally sought help, because his wife, “Sally”, was unhappy with him. By his own admission, he had made a long series… Read More


I am not a medical doctor, but even without that credential, I am happy to pass along information that you could easily look up for yourselves. My goal is to save you time and trouble in getting informed… Read More


In 2004 my colleagues and I began presenting a series of workshops for families in order to help them get along. Anger management was the subject of one of those workshops. And interestingly, we, the counselors, learned a… Read More


When asked for her occupation, a woman charged with a traffic violation said she was a schoolteacher. The judge rose from the bench and said, “ I’ve waited years for a schoolteacher to appear before this court,” “Now… Read More