Let Go Your Ego!

“If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I?” – Rabbi Hillel Ego. When you consider that word, what comes to mind? Is it a part of… Read More

Others’ Opinions

Do you know anyone who tends to get seriously bent out of shape when he hears an opinion he doesn’t like? Maybe it’s even happened within your circle of friends and family. These days so many people are… Read More

Guilt and Shame

To be guilty means that one is responsible for doing something wrong. When a person says he feels guilty, he is saying he is experiencing an emotion akin to sadness, disappointment with oneself, and a sense of shame. … Read More


In general any person who seeks counseling is feeling badly and understands that something must change. If he is honest, he will also accept the fact that it’s often something about himself that must change: his way of… Read More

The Easy Life

Do you know anyone who does not like to be challenged? Do you know someone who distrusts authority figures? What about a person who stays away from groups or organizations that seek to hold him accountable? Thinking back… Read More

Meditation and Health

If you are reading this article, you are probably somewhat open to the idea of meditation. Let us proceed on that assumption. A few years ago, while sitting in a doctor’s waiting room, I watched a short video… Read More


After working for many years in the area of human behavior and relationships, it has become clear that people with problems often base their attitudes, choices and decisions on misconceptions. In many cases misconceptions can color their overall… Read More

The Family Boss

Years ago, my colleagues and I, while working for the same agency, attended a day-long professional retreat. The purpose was to identify problems in our practice and to build cohesiveness. At one point we were asked to reply… Read More


“Chill out! Get a grip! Snap out of it!” We might hear others say it to us, we might say it to others, or to ourselves. Nearly all of us, at some might or other, might feel stressed… Read More

Emotional Intelligence

It can be argued that human behavior is largely determined by the effect of emotion on thinking; in fact this question has been debated by philosophers for centuries and by psychologists for many decades. Of course we would… Read More