Connection with Something Greater

Do you long for a connection with something greater? Our modern industrial society—the world we live in—fosters isolation. Although the “Golden Rule” is revered, most of the time we live by “Survival of the Fittest,” where it’s all about getting ahead or simply...

Relationships with Others

Relationships with others begins in the mirror. Many years ago Paul Simon wrote the classic song “I Am a Rock.” “I am a rock; I am an Island. And a rock feels no pain, and an island never cries.” Despite Mr. Simon’s wishful thinking, few of us live on an island. And...

Key Ingredients for a Healthy Relationship with Yourself

What are the most important factors in establishing and maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself? We often hear it said that it’s impossible to love someone if you don’t first love yourself. There is definitely some truth to this statement. In fact, love and...

Self-Sabotage or Self-Love

Is it self-sabotage or self-love? In over 30 years as a therapist I have marveled at the effort my clients make to change and to grow. These efforts include trying new and difficult behaviors, dealing with their painful emotions and asserting themselves in their...

Ignoring Feelings Makes Us Numb

If you have found ways of ignoring feelings—and we all do this—then a likely consequence is that, to some extent, you have numbed yourself. You see, you are not able to selectively make yourself unaware of only negative feelings! When you depress or push down your...