Acceptance: Greasing the Path to Growth and Happiness

The perpetual questions I hear my clients struggle with are: how do I change? And why is change so difficult? These questions actually give us the clue: wanting to “change” implies dissatisfaction with and judgment of ourselves – who we are or where we are in life....

Recovery, Neuroplasticity, and the Path to Resilience

I met Dr. Stephen Sideroff by divine accident. In Palm Springs, CA, for a quick solo getaway, I was feeling particularly disheartened about my wellness path. I had devoted the past two years to prioritizing my physical, mental, and emotional health, and yet there were...

Belief and Nature’s Resilience

Belief, and Nature’s Resilience Last summer I was on a hike near my home in the Santa Monica Mountains. It was a trail I had taken many times before, but this time I was particularly struck by how dry everything looked, and, in fact, how dead the trees, bushes and...