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All Lives Matter

On September 16, 2016, Terence Crutcher was reportedly shot by Tulsa, Oklahoma police woman, Betty Shelby (http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/disturbing-helicopter-footage-shows-oklahoma-police-kill-unarmed-man-n650866). The video begins with a shot o...

In the Time It Takes….

I want to, have to, let those who use infidelity as “self-medication” or revenge know the affect your fleshly selfishness is having on your spouse, significant other, or partner. If you’ve followed this blog, you know that I try to be...

Can You Be Happier?

Happiness has everything to do with your emotional life, including your emotional memories, but perhaps not in the way you imagine. Happiness, according to the dictionary definition, is “a state of well-being and contentment” or “a ...

The Science Behind Finding a Soulmate

The term “soulmate” implies a special affinity, understanding, or powerful bond that exists between one person and another. The ineffable experience of being known by and knowing  between one person and another. The ineffable experie...

The Eight Cs of a Loving Relationship

Here are some simple tools you can use to improve your love life. And who doesn’t want a better love life? Just begin to employ these in your relationship, and you will soon see positive changes.   Care: Showing your partner that you car...

Consciousness & Psychology

In these early years of the 21 st century, it is apparent how dangerous splits and divisions are everywhere. I believe that these separations are the root causes of the chaos inherent in our society and global community. As a practicing psychologist, I...

How to Tell the Difference Between Lust and Love

Adapted from Dr. Judith Orloff's Guide to Intuitive Healing: 5 Steps to Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Wellness As a psychiatrist, I’ve seen how intense sexual attraction is notorious for obliterating common sense and intuition in the most...

The Deeper Meaning of Compassion

Compassion is a word that can feel a bit overused these days. Everyone seems to remind us to be compassionate with ourselves and others. When words are overused, they tend to loose their meaning. But there is immense worth to the concept of compassion ...

A Circle of Safety: Adult Collaboration in Adolescent Treatment

adult collaboration
When a teenager requests more privacy, withdraws from her parents, and demands more freedom, we get it.   After all, the primary developmental tasks of the adolescent years are separation and individuation. Most responsible adults will respec...

One Simple Tool To Work With Anxiety

Anxiety
Anxiety is a tricky emotion. It is a fearful response to an imagined situation, a self-imposed deadline, or a hoped-for outcome that is not coming to fruition as quickly as planned. Or it is a response to a perceived threat that may or may not manife...

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Can You Be Happier?

Happiness has everything to do with your emotional life, including your emotional memories, but perhaps not in the way you imagine. Happiness, according to the dictionary definition, is “a state of well-being and contentment” or “a ...

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