That’s the Spirituality!

Do you long for spirituality? Einstein once famously said, “God doesn’t play dice with the universe.”By this, he was suggesting that there is an order to life, that things don’t happen randomly, but with some purpose. The implication is that the purpose or guiding...

Your Responsibility for Good Relationships

Ultimately, it is your responsibility for good relationships. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou Relationships are a two-way street, just as there are...

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...