Category Archives: Relationships

Column Image The Power of Gratitude

“Gratitude opens the door to the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.” — Deepak Chopra This is the time of year we discuss the concept of gratitude and being thankful. Some of us will take it to heart and practice gratitude at … Continue reading >

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Column Image How to Get What You Need in a Relationship

We all have needs. We recognize the most basic needs when we feel hungry, tired, or unsafe. These needs have simple solutions that we can accomplish independently. Emotional needs, however, become more complicated when we ask them to be met in a relationship. You may not want to appear needy … Continue reading >

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Column Image Getting to Goals in Therapy

You have made the difficult decision to meet with a therapist. But, what will you work on in therapy? What will be the goals of your treatment? Deciding to meet with a therapist for the first time takes strength and courage, especially while experiencing emotional pain and life difficulties. You … Continue reading >

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Column Image Protecting Our LGBTQ+ Youth

Growing up is hard to do! For all of us, especially adolescents and young adults, exploring who we are, what we want in life, and our friendships and intimate relationships are especially important. It’s not always easy navigating our independence with what our parents and family members may expect or … Continue reading >

Posted in Bullying, Depression, Parenting, Relationships, Teens |

Column Image Marrying Young…Can We Do It?

I married at a young age, and people often wonder why. Was it because I got pregnant? Or was it because we were in a rush? My husband and I married after knowing each other for little more than a year and a half. Marrying at 21 was scary, but … Continue reading >

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Column Image What Stage of Life are You In?

Our lifespan is comprised of a progression of stages during which we face new dilemmas and experience new accomplishments. From early childhood thru the retirement years we all endure similar phases of life: childhood, adolescence and various stages in adulthood. We also tend to connect with others who are living … Continue reading >

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Column Image Loss of a Role Model

Emotions are what drive humans through their everyday lives. They come together as the art on the canvas of what we feel. They collect as the mosaic of instincts our minds produce following the circumstances of situations we face. When a positive event occurs, happiness is the default reaction of … Continue reading >

Posted in Grief, Personal Improvement, Relationships |

Column Image Introverts and Extroverts: The Brain Chemistry Behind Their Differences

I’m standing in a crowd of people at a conference after the last session. My colleagues – all extroverts – are across the room engaging others in conversation and laughing loudly. I was engaged for a while, but now I’m ready to head home and call it a day. The … Continue reading >

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Column Image Building Blocks for Emotional Resilience

Changes, stress, and obstacles seem to be an inevitable part of life. Part of effectively coping with these challenges is learning how to be flexible and adapt to the pain that enters our lives. Pain can take the form of many things, including intense emotion, loss, health problems, or relationship … Continue reading >

Posted in Mindfulness, Personal Improvement, Relationships, Stress |

Column Image How to Avoid Divorce: Effectively Managing Conflict in a Relationship

Recently, I participated in a discussion on ESPN AM 1700 Real Talk Radio on the topic of “Avoiding Divorce: Conversations you Should Have Before Getting Married, and the Anatomy of a Healthy Relationship.” To listen to the show in its entirety, click the link here: Real Talk San Diego Podcast During … Continue reading >

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