Coping with Coronavirus

Coping with Coronavirus

“Think first of the action that is right to take, think later about coping with one’s fears.” – Barbara Deming The recent outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought with it not only dangerous and deadly consequences, but widespread unpredictability. On a...
The Impact of the In-Laws on Your Marriage

The Impact of the In-Laws on Your Marriage

Question: What’s the difference between in-laws and outlaws? Answer: Outlaws are wanted. Although this old joke may sound harsh, it’s not entirely inaccurate for some couples. Navigating the in-law dynamic can be challenging at times. You may feel like your in-laws...
Lessons I’ve Learned from My Partner

Lessons I’ve Learned from My Partner

“Never regret anything that has happened in your life. It cannot be changed, undone, or forgotten, so take it as a lesson learned and move on.” – Unknown Historically, the phrase “Anything is possible” was not one that I particularly believed. Sure, it sounded great...
Couples Who Live and Work Together: How Do They Do It?

Couples Who Live and Work Together: How Do They Do It?

“Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.” – Henry Ford Living, working, and playing together. For some couples, this might sound like a dream come true. Increased intimacy, having a built-in support system, and a...
What Spirituality Means For You and Your Partner

What Spirituality Means For You and Your Partner

“…Spirituality is a network linking us to the Most High, the universe, and each other.” – Haile Selassie With the holiday season now in full swing, it’s the time of the year when we’re reminded of spirituality, faith, and connection. Whether conscious or not, we...
Women and the Financial Challenges of Separation

Women and the Financial Challenges of Separation

Blog #29 “The moment kindness and striving for understanding cease is the point which separation, assumption, and exclusion become the outcome.” – Amy Larson Within the walls of my office and other counseling spaces across the globe, people share their deepest hurts,...
The Importance of Defining Your Relationship

The Importance of Defining Your Relationship

Blog #28 “A relationship is not based on the length of time you spend together; it’s based on the foundation you build together.” – Unknown What is attraction? What is love? Why do people get married? Whether you’re in a relationship, multiple relationships,...
Changing Your Narrative Through Self-Exploration

Changing Your Narrative Through Self-Exploration

“Self-study, self-exploration, self-empowerment. These are the virtues of a great education.” – Shimon Schocken In my experience, most people come to therapy ready to address specific issues, such as relationship problems, lifestyle changes, family conflict, or past...
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,...