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Category Archives: Healthy Behaviors

A Slow and Painful Death

I often witness conversational exchanges between two people where one of the individuals expresses themselves by harshly criticizing the other: “You are always telling lies” “You don’t have any self-respect” … Continue reading

July 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Partnerships Defined – the anatomy of a good relationship

In the course of couple’s therapy I am almost always investigating the extent to which the couple is navigating their partnership. As may be imagined, the entire model of ‘partnership’ … Continue reading

March 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Text Me Not

I read the other day that 91% of American adults now own cell phones. In fact, many of us have completely retired land lines. Why not? Cell phones allow us … Continue reading

January 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

Benefits of Having a Snuggle Buddy – How 5 Minutes a Day Can Change Your Relationship

One of the things I hear A LOT when I work with couples is that “things have changed from when we were first together”. Let’s be realistic, relationships change.  As … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

No One is “Making” you….

I can’t keep track of how many times a week I talk about removing the word YOU from statements when people are talking to one another and most importantly, the … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Step One: OWN it!

Occasionally along our growth journey we may get ‘stuck’ and I often discover it’s related to our unwillingness to OWN some element of our ‘selves’ – one of those little … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

When Forever Feels Like A Long Time – Thoughts about Marriage

My brother recently married and with wedding season about to step into full swing I thought it appropo to share here, some of the sisterly (dusted with professional) advice that … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ditch the Secret – Talk About It!

This is the second post inspired by Dr. Brenee Brown’s TED talk on Vulnerability. One of the statements she made was regarding ‘shame’ was “the less you talk about it … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Begin with Being Vulnerable

Yesterday I made the claim to a client that “We all are ashamed of something”, which I believe to be true. Shame is a self-destructive emotion. I frequently work with … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · 1 Comment