Your Full Potential

“No one ever lay on his death bed thinking, “Gee, I wish I had spent more time at work.” If you have attended a funeral, you know what a eulogy is. Have you ever wondered about yours? Everyone… Read More


“I never forget a face, but in your case I’ll make an exception.” “I always wanted to be like you, until I realized I should be more ambitious.” “The woman speaks eighteen languages and can’t say no in… Read More

Freedom and Failure

For many people, a long string of difficulties has left them feeling hopeless. Influences from their environment, family, teachers and friends may have convinced them that things will never get any better, because they have no chance to… Read More

Who Are You?

Have you ever known an adult who just hasn’t been able to settle down? He moves around, can’t keep a job or sustain a relationship. He is restless and unfocused. This sort of person might even  be heard… Read More

Pay Up!

A teaching in the New Testament: before a king goes to war, he must count the cost of waging it. This teaching is also found in “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu. Similarly, a teaching from the… Read More

Trapping Yourself

Speaking of unhappy relationships … here’s one situation that therapists see a lot of. One or both of the people in the relationship have made choices that have given them very few options in life. One obvious example… Read More

Imagine Possibilities

“Where there is no vision, the people perish …” – Proverbs 29:18 When we are frustrated, unhappy or confused, and we know something has to change, what is required in order to make that change? Is it will… Read More

For Granted

I recently spent a few lovely days at the home of an old college buddy and his wife. They are happily married, have two successful children, several grandchildren and are enjoying retirement in Florida. We had a great… Read More


“Pessimists may be right, but optimists are happy.” Hope is the expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. Some people dare to hope. Others refuse it. The refusers say things such as, “I don’t get my… Read More

Success in Therapy

Whether you are receiving individual therapy, couples/marital therapy or family therapy, you are more likely to succeed if you prepare your mind for the experience and approach it positively. Clients receiving couples counseling from me will get the… Read More