How Increasing Your Awareness Can Change Your Life

How Increasing Your Awareness Can Change Your Life

“Where awareness goes, energy flows.” – Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (Dandapani’s guru) In my last blog, I briefly discussed the dynamics of listening, the power of mindfulness, and how both assist us with being more in the moment, particularly with our loved ones. Now,...
Listening with Love

Listening with Love

“Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another, which both attracts and heals.” – L.J. Isham Have you ever found yourself spacing out while your partner is speaking? Or have you incorrectly repeated your spouse’s words back to them? You...
A Different Approach to Couples Counseling

A Different Approach to Couples Counseling

“The couples that are meant to be are the ones who go through everything that is meant to tear them apart and come out even stronger.” – Unknown Let’s face it: Couples don’t book therapy appointments because things are going well in their relationship. In fact, it’s...
The Action of Attraction: Why Women Love Bad Boys

The Action of Attraction: Why Women Love Bad Boys

 “The problem with human attraction is not knowing if it will be returned.” – Becca Fitzpatrick James Dean. Danny Zuko. Tommy Lee. Whether in Hollywood or in my counseling office, a pervasive theme exists: women’s attraction to the “bad boys”. These troublemakers...
Why Breaking Up Isn’t Failure

Why Breaking Up Isn’t Failure

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill It probably comes as no surprise to learn that most couples marry with the best of intentions, often with a shared vision of a happy home, a few kids, and...
The Value of Owning Your Experience

The Value of Owning Your Experience

“Never, ‘for the sake of peace and quiet,’ deny your own experience or convictions.” – Dag Hammarskjold Since you’re reading this blog, you’re probably familiar with the saying “The only thing we have control over is ourselves”. But, just how  familiar is it to...
To Divorce or Not?: How Discernment Counseling Can Help

To Divorce or Not?: How Discernment Counseling Can Help

“Discernment is a light of protection and direction in a world that grows increasingly dark.” – Elder David A. Bednar Are you or your spouse considering divorce, but not sure if it’s the right path? Have you previously tried traditional marriage counseling, yet still...
Exploring Sexuality Within Committed Relationships

Exploring Sexuality Within Committed Relationships

“Sexuality is a human instinct as natural as hunger or thirst.” – Alexandra Kollontai Are you in a healthy, committed relationship, but want to explore your sexuality a bit more? Do you find that you’re curious about alternative lifestyles, but don’t talk about it...