October 1, 2018

Happiness is not the collection of experiences, accomplishments, or outcomes.   You've probably felt that empty feeling after you bought something or come back from a trip.  Then you're off seeking the next thing to give you the temporary sense of fulfillment.   One th...

July 16, 2018

Summer time is a time for renewal and rebirth.  It's easy to neglect things like a blog, the bank account, the laundry... Not to worry, Fall will return and you'll get back on track again.

May 8, 2018

Feelings are peculiar.  They are amorphous, transient, and immaterial.  When people talk about processing feelings, what they mean is acknowledging them and feeling them throughout the body and mind.   One way to process feelings is to engage in creative activity.  Cre...

March 31, 2018

Recovery from codependency involves treating the primary symptoms and treating the cause.  The cause is child abuse and neglect, which creates stress that persists into adulthood.  You need to go back into your mind and look at what happened.  Explore how you felt abou...

February 14, 2018

What is love?  Haddaway wrote a song about it, and I don't think they ever came up with an answer.

Love is not just a feeling, but an action.  You can love a dog, but the dog will never know if you do not pet him and talk to him.  You may provide shelter and food and ex...

January 15, 2018

You are good enough in this moment.  There seems to be too much pressure to change when the new year arrives.  This kind of pressure sets people up for failure and disappointment.   By July, people are no longer motivated and forget their resolutions.  The reality is t...

October 31, 2017

Every second over three thousand dollars is spent on pornography, and two hundred porn websites are created daily.  It is a fifty-seven billion dollar industry.   Online pornography business has a 3% profit margin.  

Pornography was once seen as a healthy part...

October 1, 2017

The reality of domestic violence includes more than the stereotypes of a submissive woman beaten by an alcoholic husband.  Many psychologists work with clients experiencing current domestic violence.

Domestic violence is defined as the willful intimidation, physical ass...

August 23, 2017

There is not anyone among us who has not had an issue with sleep. Sleep is one of those things that almost every breathing organism needs. However, satisfactory sleep can be an elusive experience for many. There is envy for those who can sleep fall asleep quickly and s...

July 12, 2017

Have you ever regretted texting an ex, eating another slice of pizza, or ordering that thing from Amazon in the middle of the night?  Well, there is a tool you can use to stop making the same mistake over and over.  It's called H.A.L.T.   With H.A.L.T, you assess the s...

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