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

Are Parents to Blame?

Are Parents to Blame? If you are a mom or a dad, have you ever wondered whether you have any influence over your children? Chances are that thought has, indeed, crossed your mind, especially if your child has… Read More

Unhealthy Relationships

Unhealthy Relationships Many of us have experienced the emotional pain of an unhealthy relationship. Maybe we knew something was wrong, but couldn’t quite explain why. The following is adapted from a questionnaire called “Toxic Relationships”, to which I’ve… Read More

Stress and the Need for Control

You’ve probably heard the saying – was it uttered by Ben Franklin or by Churchill? –   that there are only two sure things in this life: death and taxes. However, could we add stress to that list,… Read More

Happiness

“All I ask is the chance to prove that money can’t make me happy.” – Spike Milligan, British comedian Millions of People Are Unhappy Nearly everyone would agree that there’s plenty of bad news these days. Insecurities abound… Read More