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What Are Friends For?

Friendship is important in intimacy because friendship, if you think about it, is the building block of our lives. We get to know people and become good friends with someone, whether it’s in a romantic relationship or even a platonic friendship, by establishing a sense of intimacy. You might wonder how do we build that emotional intimacy? When you meet…

Happy New Year Resolution

As the new year begins, people traditionally set new year’s resolutions for themselves.  Sadly, most of us give up on our resolutions within the first month or two.  Don’t be one of the statistics!  Be smart! Set a goal that is small and attainable Have a buddy hold you accountable If you fall short, restart from where you are Often…

Chicken Little vs. Dr. Spock

Imagine Chicken Little and Dr. Spock running into one another while walking down the street.  Chicken Little would be running circles around Spock crying “The sky is falling! The sky is falling!”  Spock would look at Chicken Little puzzled and reply in his Vulcan manner, “Chicken Little, it is not scientifically possible for the sky to fall.”  He would then…

dealing with stress and anxiety

Managing Anxiety

With the Coronavirus has come a lot of fear and worry.  The news is full of stories in the US and throughout the world about the havoc it is causing.  In Ohio, like other states, we have been ordered to stay at home, at least until the beginning of April.  No school, no work outside the home, no play dates…

I Believe

I believe I am a good person.  I believe I am a bad person. I believe I am smart.  I believe I am dumb.  I believe I am pretty.  I believe I am ugly.  What do you believe about yourself, and why it matters.   Have you ever slowed yourself down long enough to really pay attention to how you…

SELF-CARE: SELF-ish OR SELF-less?

If you were asked about your self-care what would you say?  Would you say you don’t have time for that?  Would you say taking care of yourself is really being selfish?  Or would you say self-care is a priority for you?   My experience has shown me that most people would say they are too busy caring for others to…

Shame, Shame, Shame

Shame is a small word.  There are only 5 letters in this word.  However, this small word sure can wreak havoc and cause HUGE emotional problems!  Shame is what we feel about ourselves when we feel we have done something terrible and feel badly about ourselves.  It can lead to self-loathing and a belief of not deserving forgiveness.  Humiliation, isolation,…

Do I Hear You Now?

In my practice I often hear couples complain about having the same conversations over and over. The same things get repeated and both are left feeling frustrated and unheard. This leads to emotional disconnect. Usually the reason for this is that both are focused on what they have to say, not on what the other is trying to express.  …