“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
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
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
“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
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
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
Think, Then Speak
“Thinking is difficult. That’s why most people judge.” It is likely that you, as a reasonable person, accept the wisdom of thinking before speaking during moments that matter. If that is true, you are not alone. Most reasonable… Read More
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