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,...
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...