To be honest, this isn't a topic I usually think about or discuss. The people who come into my office have typcially already answered the question of "why therapy?" long before I meet them. Their answers might include: "It's worked for me in the past", "I have nothing else to try", or "why not?"
Divorce is difficult psychologically, emotionally and financially for adults. It is considered the most profoundly difficult life transition besides the loss of a loved one by death. There is evidence that children experience the effects of divorce even more keenly than adults. This is because, to children, their family's divorce seems to occur suddenly and they have no real control over their situation (Page, 2003).
Very few things are as confusing as the link between what we think is beautiful, our self-image and our sexuality. What each of us perceives as beautiful or sexy is as varied as what you might eat for dinner. The biggest myth about finding love is that there is some perfect set of rules that leads to success. And this is just not true. No one is perfect. Pretty people and plain people alike struggle to find love and no one is immune to fears about ending up alone.
It’s all over the news—there’s an epidemic infecting long-term intimate connections. Partners still love each other, but they’ve lost that erotic charge. Sexless marriages are apparently commonplace. I hear the moans (not the good kind!) all the time in my classes and practice. “The honeymoon is over.” “I used to be so hot for her.” “We never have sex anymore!”
Every parent knows whether or not they are close to their son and/or daughter. In this modern emotional world, an increasing common term to define this bonding or connectedness is “attunement.” Attunement means that you are attempting to respond to your child’s emotional needs, resulting in the child’s sense of being understood and valued. The capability to attune differs on the personality and temperament of children and how easy or difficult it is for us to relate to them, given our own individual personality traits and Every parent knows whethe
To forgive is "to give up resentment against or the desire to punish; to pardon an offense or offender" according to Webster's Dictionary. The path to forgiveness begins with willingness and release. Everything is blocked until you are willing to release the resentment, anger, hurt, and judgment to which you're clinging.
“Many years ago, I found myself asking Spirit what it would take to save the world. And the answer came clearly and immediately: a lot of enlightened women.” ~ Leslie Temple Thurston When I ran across this quote a couple years ago in What Is Enlightenment magazine (now EnlightenNext magazine), it snared my attention like thunderclap announcing a wash of rain on cracked, parched earth.
Our beliefs about ourselves in relationship to love determine who we attract. Everyone has a 'story', right? What I mean by that is that everyone has a set of beliefs about themselves and their relationship to everything else (love, money, luck, life, etc). Some stories look like this:
Sabrina wants to know what's up with this “thing” she has going on with James, but it seems too soon to get all serious with him. They've been having a great time together going on dates and chatting online and they've recently started sleeping together too. But, it's complicated.