Blog Archives: 2018

Life Is Too Short For Stale Coffee

Monday, December 24th, 2018

It’s 6:00 AM. As I reach for the coffee pot to begin my morning routine, I am aware that there is still left over coffee clinging to the side of the pot from yesterday. I pause for a moment, reminded of a time when I would drink it, fearful of throwing it out because of how wasteful it would be.  A quick “minute plus” of the microwave and there it was….burnt, stale and reheated.  I would make it my first terrible taste of a brand new day while I waited for my second cup of fresh brew...(read more)

Don't Give in to the "I Need" Theory

Monday, December 17th, 2018

As I was taking my son to school, I mentioned that his dad would be picking up a phone for him and his twin brother to be able to call me to pick them up from their activities.  Beaming, he asked, “What kind of phone?” Knowing that he was hoping for an iPhone 6, I responded “I don’t know. The one like dad just bought for himself.” A little discouragement came over him, but he brightened up again and asked...(read more)

Love is Like a Garden

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Love is like a garden...

I love the analogy of life as a garden; whether you love to garden or not, most people love to be in one. Sometimes they are organized, orderly and monochrome; sometimes free flowing, vivacious and colorful...(read more)

Rewriting Your Relationship Story

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Rewriting Your Relationship Story...
As a Couples Therapist and Relationship Coach, I hear many stories about things that partners did wrong. When I ask what brings them in, most people are quick to bring up the issues that provoked their call to action: an affair, too much drinking, spending too much money...(read more)

Don't Litigate, Mediate!

Saturday, November 24th, 2018

At the beginning of the year people seek new beginnings. They join health clubs, start eating better, and embark upon new projects. Unfortunately, the beginning of the year has also been a time for the greatest number of divorce procedures.

Often, when people decide to “uncouple” they turn to litigation. Perhaps it is because they confuse “uncoupling” with divorce. One is legal; the other is emotional...(read more)

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