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The Parental Impact

In the 1960s Diana Baumrind, a developmental psychologist, and later in the 1980s, Maccoby and Martin, helped to define four styles of parenting. What is important about this is understanding how we parent or how we were parented can help us…

Own Your Life

I’ve been working with several individuals lately around the concepts of victimization and ownership and I suspect there are others who also struggle with creating these boundaries within their own lives. To define these terms I think it’s…

Challenge Your Love

We are living in a world with a great divide.  Obviously, this is something that is not new, but it is certainly in the limelight currently with the potential to encourage genuine change, not only in America but in the world.  Where…

The Narrative of Suffering

What narrative have you created around this time in our history? Are you feeding into strong political leanings? Are you feeling threatened? Are you disconnecting, not only physically, but emotionally from those you pass by? What is true…

Your Own Personal Pandemic

There seems to be a great deal of focus on what we are each accomplishing during this pandemic. That somehow, if you don’t clean the spare bedroom out, finish a novel, up your exercise routine, or discover a hidden talent then you’re……

New Discoveries

In the midst of the pandemic, where few things are normal, I believe we’ve all been offered an alternate perspective from which to view our lives. Being quarantined, our worlds become much smaller, and our habits much more evident. Perhaps…

Pulled By the Vision

I was listening to a wonderful lecture by Geneen Roth, who has authored many books around eating issues. What I appreciate about her work is that the focus often goes beyond awareness to self-responsibility. She has an ability to get to the…

A New Decade

The new decade has begun and when asked what my new year’s resolutions were, I must admit, that part of me that wanted to be all to everyone dreamed of a life with no missteps. Each word falling from my lips like a sacred humanitarian, my…

The Ultimate In Giving

It can be easy to complain about what it is we feel our relationships with others are lacking.  In our work relationships, it might be the essence of genuineness; in our sibling relationships, it might be a sense of openness; in our intimate…

From The Muck

What do you believe to be true about your mental health?  Where do you see yourself on a range of wellness and disorder?  Do you feel yourself wavering at times? Do you trust in your mental health?  How do you feel you process your emotions?…