The ABC’s of Health and Happiness

How well do you know your ABC‘s of mental health and happiness? Let’s start at the very beginning–although you will see that the alphabet of skills below is really a circle that starts and ends wherever you are… Awareness…because the first step in happiness is to become aware of what you are thinking, feeling, doing and projecting in […]

Why Do Fools Fall in Love? Our Brains Have Some Answers.

There are probably more books written, more movies made, and more opinions offered about love and relationships than just about anything else. From poets to scientists, everyone chimes in with an opinion. “Love is blind,” proclaims Chaucer, the poet, and Albert Einstein adds the warning, “You can’t blame gravity for falling in love”. “Why, tell […]

Bringing Death Out of The Shadows

There is a movement afoot across the planet. Since surfacing in England only a year and a half ago, news has spread from Europe to cities in America, Canada and Australia. Who would have thought that so many people would be so eager to talk about death–but they are. Since the beginning of recorded history, […]

Fighting the Depression Demon in Kids–Alternative Approaches

“Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears – it is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear. -Oliver Sacks Although for some kids, finding the right medication is a life-changer, there are many parents who are adamantly opposed to putting their kids on drugs–particularly without trying something more […]

Depressed? Don’t Just Go for the Pills

“The principle aim of psychotherapy is not to transport one to an impossible state of happiness, but to help (the client) acquire steadfastness and patience in the face of suffering. ” -C.G. Jung Just yesterday, a friend told me how her family doctor prescribed her mother antidepressants for twenty years. She was outraged that he […]

What Do Men & Women Want More Of In Their Marriages?

Do you know what the number one answer is? Are you sure? Let’s be honest. Did you guess that men want more sex and that women want more help with the housework? While certainly both of those claims are true for many, when men in self-described unhappy relationships are asked what they want most from […]