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...

Mirror Neurons on the Wall

Recent research is demonstrating that facial expressions of others can trigger specific responses in our brain. There are specific brain cells that respond based on what is being observed in someone else—thus the term “mirror neurons.” These brain cells...

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...

Setting Boundaries with Yourself

  Another aspect to developing and maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself is being responsible and setting appropriate boundaries. There needs to be a counterbalancing force to acceptance. If you think of a parent dealing with his or her children (or you,...

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...