Commitment

For many years a lot of humor has been made of the fact that men can’t commit to a relationship. They just can’t see themselves putting their time, love and energy into one person for the rest of… Read More

Restriction & Creativity

You might know some people who dislike rules and have a problem with authority. They resist any attempt to restrict their ability to do what they want, when they want. Others are rule-followers, they trust authority and put… Read More

Weasel Words

Our language is full of colorful idioms in which animal characteristics are used to describe people: blind as a bat, stubborn as a mule, strong as an ox. Owls symbolize wisdom, lions represent courage, dogs are loyal and… Read More

Narcissism

For many years, politicians and medical professionals have been wrangling over health care policy, insurance coverage, prevention, treatment and so on. In our time, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought questions of public health to the forefront. We’re all… Read More

Why Opposites Attract

Relationships are formed in many ways and for many reasons. Love, money, status, position, power. We choose our friends because we trust them, we like their personalities, we share their tastes, we enjoy the same activities, or we’ve… Read More

What Is Stupidity?

All of us, as we go through our lives, are called upon to evaluate other people. Are they decent, honest, could we be friends and can I trust them?  When it comes to deciding whether to trust others,… Read More

Room to Move

A wise teacher once told me, “People often experience suffering because they believe, rightly or wrongly, that they are out of options.” In a previous blog post I wrote about dependency, and that a relationship of extreme inequality… Read More

Focus & Listen

Have you ever had trouble communicating with another person? Can you read body language and can you empathize? Have you experienced misunderstandings? Do you have difficulty expressing yourself? If you’ve experienced any such things, how have they contributed… Read More

Is There A Problem?

At some point in our lives, most of us are likely to go through a difficult time. Not all of those situations, but some of them, suggest to us that something has got to change. We recognize that… Read More

Is It Me?

Years ago, I attended an intensive personal growth seminar that was aimed at helping people improve the quality of their lives. Over the four grueling days of trainings, about ten hours each day, three life coaches took turns… Read More