Managing Stress

If you are living in America, chances are you feel overwhelmed from time to time.  We place high demands on ourselves to succeed in work...

Our Need for Meaning

Abraham Maslow called it self-actualization, religion says it is service, Buddha said it is the Here-and-Now, existentialism said there...

Consequences Versus Punishment

Parenting is a challenging task that is filled with many grey areas.   There is a lot of advice on parenting and shaping children’s...

What is Depression?

Major Depressive Disorder (Depression) is a mental illness based on a set of symptoms in the DSM.  Medically, depression is a result of a...

Coping with Separation

Going through separation from a spouse is one of the top five most painful experiences in life.  Divorce is more than loss of a partner. ...

Mindfulness Meditation in America

Mindfulness meditation has grown in awareness in America over the past decade.   Healthcare providers are increasingly conscientious of...

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness has gained increasing acceptance in America.  Yoga studios are popping up throughout cities, college athletic programs...

How to Forgive

In a previous blog, I wrote about how resentment and anger damage our lives.  Forgiveness is the key to escape a negative path that tears...

Resentment and Anger

Harboring anger.  Fostering resentment.  We hold these feelings against people who have wronged us like a sword for revenge.  The problem...

Why Do We Apologize?

Saying “I’m sorry” is a social convention we are taught from the earliest days of our lives.  One of the first lessons we learn when we...

Managing Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder can damage lives and relationships in major ways.  The ups can lead to overspending, extreme risk-taking, and impulsive...

Chronic Fatigue at Work

We’ve all experienced it; coming into work feeling exhausted.  Every hour seems like a fight as we ask ourselves, “Why am I so tired?” ...

Family Through the Week

This idea is a bit daunting for many folks.  Most of us feel like we are working through the week and that weekends are when we get to...

Do I Drink Too Much Alcohol?

I am a strong believer in monitoring what we put into our bodies.  Chances are if you are reading this, you are making a responsible...

Grief and Loss

Losing a loved one is a hard experience.  The emotions can be overwhelming, even resulting in depression.  It’s easy to find ourselves...

Managing Panic Attacks

Panic attacks (or anxiety attacks) can be very distressing.  It is not uncommon for people to go to the emergency department thinking...

Resolving Conflict

Many folks tell me they have trouble resolving conflict in their marriages. “In fact,” they say, “there seems to be some problems that we...

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