Hope & Help for Parents of Strong-Willed Kids (& Free Live Webinar)

“If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.”  -Zig Ziglar Family researchers have known for years that healthy families create environments that balance large doses of love and warmth with sufficient firmness and structure. Kids thrive in these settings. Without […]

Guidelines for Choosing the Right Therapist–Does the Shoe Fit?

I will never forget a lecture that I heard in 1973 (which says a lot since there is so much that I don’t remember). The speaker was the late David Rosenhan, Professor Emeritus, in his popular undergraduate class in Abnormal Psychology at Stanford. Each year, at the end of the term, he gave a lecture about choosing […]

7 Warning Signs Of a Troubled Marriage

I’ve been counseling couples and families for over three decades and one thing stands out. Most people wait too long before they reach out for help…years too long. Problems that might have been solved in five to ten sessions become crises that break up perfectly good relationships. Since only a precious few learned the necessary […]

Where Does the Time Go? 5 Tips to Conscious Connection

“What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life—to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.”  –George Eliot The wish to seek and have a deep sense of family connection and commitment is universal. Ask people what is most important to them and their first answer is always the same–their family. […]

Create an Attitude of Gratitude

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer Schweitzer’s quote seemed especially timely given the arrival of the Thanksgiving holidays and this year’s rare convergence […]

Nipping Narcissism in the Bud

“When science discovers the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to find they are not it.” ~Bernard Baily How Do You Know If Someone Is A Narcissist? The following adjectives are often used to describe someone with too much narcissism: selfish, arrogant, entitled, show-off, big shot, bossy, self-absorbed, egomaniac, attention grabber, […]