Many people who develop Diabetes or other chronic diseases, become angry and resentful. While these feelings may seem appropriate, until a person accepts their disease and takes responsibility in managing it, the disease controls them rather than the other way around. Diabetes requires a great deal of education as well as time, effort and money in order to control the blood sugar and avoid secondary complications. Patients often receive excellent advise about diet, exercise, and appropriate medication. Often, they ignore their spiritual and emotional needs and let
I recently had a therapy client return to me after her marriage of 10 years fell apart. Needless to say, she was devastated by her husband’s decision to end their relationship in pursuit of another. She felt so betrayed and her future bankrupted by his selfish decision that she had lost all direction as to where and who she wanted to be in life. Sitting in front of me, she admitted that she felt as though she were floundering and unable to gain traction in any way. As a therapist, I provided her with emotional support and psychological comfort. As a co
There are no secrets to being a ‘good’ parent. There are no truly “new” ideas out there. It’s all about a few basic principles: respect, responsibility, truth, flexibility, resilience, courage. Show it in words and actions so your kids know exactly how it looks and sounds. Those are the building blocks. Do them with greater and greater frequency and watch things change.
We can learn so much from our pets, in their innocence and purity of heart. They enjoy every moment, they are always excited about the future, and, most of all, they are completely shameless. They live in the present moment, carry no guilt or negative emotions over their actions of the past and, no matter what, they love well. My beautiful puppy Ethan thinks nothing of rolling over and exposing his soft underbelly to be rubbed, whether to me or a complete stranger. He is not ashamed to show who he is, or ask for what he wants.
To start off Part 2 of this article, here’s just a partial list of contemporary Addiction Types on the MyAddiction.com website: Alcohol Addiction, Ambien Addiction, Amphetamine Addiction, Benzodiazepine Addiction, Caffeine Addiction, Cocaine Addiction, Crack Addiction, Eating Disorders, Ecstasy Addiction, Gambling Addiction, Heroin Addiction, Internet Addiction, Marijuana Addiction, Meth Addiction, Nicotine Addiction, Opioid Addiction, Hydrocodone Addiction, Methadone Addiction, Oxycontin Addiction, Percocet Addiction, Vicodin, Pornography Addiction, Presc
Have you heard, now there’s even an “election addiction”? Aren’t you glad we’re through with that one for right now? But, seriously, addiction to alcohol, drugs, food, sex, smoking, shopping, video games, gambling, hoarding, work, cutting, texting and social media just keeps accelerating. It’s staggering, what in the world is happening to us?
More than once in my practice as a Marriage and Family therapist, I have been asked by a client, "How can I get my partner interested in sex?" I tell them we communicate with more than words. We also use body language to communicate with those we love and flirting is a special way of increasing both sexual excitement and intimacy in a relationship.
One of the questions that I have been asked over and over is, "How do I take care of myself when someone is blaming me, or angry at me, or dumping on me? What can I do when people's energy is negative? Do I need to say something to them, stand up for myself, let them know they can't treat me this way?"
Today I was taken aback for a moment by a comment from someone that does not know me to a lady I am close friends with. He said to her, “I heard you were hanging out with an old man.” I had a momentary “ouch.” I consider myself “older” but in no way old. In fact I find age 99% a state of mind. It’s also true, I do like younger women. I’ve never concealed this. In fact I’ve talked about it extensively on my radio show and in numerous interviews. When asked why, I’ve couple answers. One is Energetic.
Introducing children to gratitude, and thereby actually expanding their consciousness, may begin with teaching children to say thank you for gifts and nice things that others do for them. It may also include saying Grace before meals. We can point out, for example, that the vegetables or bread we eat comes from seeds planted, nurtured, watered, harvested, packaged, transported and sold by store keepers and involved many, many people who work hard to put food on our tables.