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Getting Motivated

We all know how hard it can be to reach goals: lose those five pounds, quit smoking, get an exercise routine going. Not to speak of finding a new job or giving up destructive habits like overspending or drinking. And while it will always be hard to rea...

Creating Awareness

Self awareness is one of our most precious skills as humans. It distinguishes us from other sentient beings and enables us to move past pain and suffering. When we are in tune with our emotions, when we know why they arise, look at them without judgem...

Growing Into Our Own

One of the most pervasive beliefs in our relationship lives is that we need to find or be with someone who can fill our emptiness. The craving comes in many forms: many women look for their Prince Charming, many men look for a beautiful woman that will...

Mind-Body-Connections for Resiliency During Social Crisis

Social Crisis
Famous psychiatrist and holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl states, “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms— to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own ...

What is a Marriage Meeting?

What is a marriage meeting?
A Marriage Meeting, as explained step-by-step in Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love: 30 Minutes a Week to the Relationship You’ve Always Wanted, is a simple, powerful tool that builds on your natural abilities to keep your relationship ...

Why Can’t My ADHD Partner Be More Like Me?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
My husband and I work with many couples where one or both partners have ADHD. They often come to us when they are struggling with a marriage that is both frustrating and painful. Both feel unheard and misunderstood. They have tried everything in their ...

Giving Thanks

Giving thanks
In my work as a clinical psychologist, I am faced daily with stories of tragedy, trauma, illness, conflict, and loss. Each therapy session is a window into private suffering. “Isn’t it hard?” people ask me. “Isn’t it awfu...

Moms: Don’t worry so much

Moms don't worry
As if that's possible.   But give it a shot, because there's a study in the Journal of Marriage and Family that demonstrates that neither the amount of accessible (present but not directly interacting) nor engaged (directly interacting) time tha...

Working With Uncertainty

Spiritual Path
You know that feeling when life is perfect, everything is going as planned and you have absolutely nothing to worry about? Yeah, me neither.   Uncertainty is part of life. It’s that moment of not knowing, which is another way of describin...

When Marriage Works Well

When marriage works
I usually don’t like hit lists, for example “5 Ways to Have Better Sex” and the likes. It’s very tempting to read them, but because of its bullet point nature it often feels like nothing really sinks in. Today though I came acr...

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Growing Into Our Own

One of the most pervasive beliefs in our relationship lives is that we need to find or be with someone who can fill our emptiness. The craving comes in many forms: many women look for their Prince Charming, many men look for a beautiful woman that will...
What is a marriage meeting?

What is a Marriage Meeting?

Giving thanks

Giving Thanks

Moms don't worry

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