Beyond Limitations

Have you ever had doubts about yourself? Your ability to do well in school or at work, to have a healthy relationship, to make smart decisions and to solve problems? If so, you’re not alone. History tells us… Read More


Let us begin by agreeing on the meaning of compassion. Adding to a standard dictionary definition, it seems clear that compassion includes the act of feeling and showing sympathetic caring for the suffering and misfortune of others. Some… Read More


“How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? Just one. But the light bulb has to really want to change.” In my therapy practice I encounter lots of people who are not motivated to change a… Read More


“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson What a wonderful thought about enthusiasm; and the same could be said about curiosity. The purpose of this article is to consider problems like anxiety and depression,… Read More

Learn From Others

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana “A fool might learn from his own experience, but the wise person learns from the experience of others.” – paraphrased from Otto von Bismarck… Read More

Doing for Others

Twenty years ago, I drove a cab for a living. When I arrived at 2:30 a.m., the building was dark except for a single light in a ground floor window.  Under these circumstances, many drivers would just honk once or… Read More

A Higher Purpose

Writing this article in the midst of the corona virus pandemic, it seems appropriate to address one particular issue. People are sick and many have died, including doctors, other medical staff and first responders. We might wonder at… Read More


I wonder if you, at one time or another, have felt helpless in the face of a personal problem. Bad things happened, you felt awful, and to make maters worse, there was nothing you could do. If you… Read More


There’s one in every crowd. Maybe even one in every family. It might be someone close to you: your mom, dad or your spouse. It could be a pushy aunt or uncle, a scheming co-worker or someone at… Read More


Well over two thousand years ago, Socrates advised, “Know yourself.” This could mean different things to different folks. To determine what this means to you, think of two sides of yourself: your personality and your character. Since some… Read More