Category Archives: Challenges

Thought for the Week…

We often worry if we have what it takes to face a challenge or get through a tough situation. But if you’ve never found your limit, how can you know where it is? Don’t underestimate yourself.

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It Is There If You Look…

Monday was a gray, rainy, cool day here. For most of us that translates to gloomy. After a long, cold winter we miss the sunshine. These gloomy days can really affect our attitude and it can make it harder to see … Continue reading

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What’s Good for the Goose…

A friend shared the following article by Emma Gray (via The Huffington Post) titled 23 Things Every Woman Should Stop Doing with me. She loved the article, as do I. Her most interesting comment was that she thought this advice applied to … Continue reading

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We Build Our Own Walls…

One of the most amazing things about being a therapist is the chance to see so many dynamics at play from an outside perspective. That perspective is significant because when we look at things from inside of the dynamic, as … Continue reading

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When Your Way Isn’t My Way…

I mentioned last week that I recently had the good fortune to get to visit England recently. I talked about how driving on the left really highlighted the different aspects in the process of change. Well, I had another of … Continue reading

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Right, Left, Right – Change Really Is Hard…

I recently had the opportunity to visit England. While there I was the designated rental car driver. That means I had to figure out how to safely drive on the left side of the road. To top it off, the … Continue reading

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Can I Change? I’m Afraid So…

One of the most frequently asked questions I get in therapy is “Can I change?” If I actually kept track I bet it would be the number one. It seems that many people have the idea in their head that … Continue reading

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Rational Versus Irrational…

I’m generally a proponent of acting rationally. Our actions tend to be more with what we want to achieve. We don’t expect others to do things that are unreasonable. And we don’t ignore the facts of the situation. When we … Continue reading

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Two Therapists Talking: Dealing with Differences in Levels of Sexual Desire

In this episode of Two Therapists Talking, Jasmine St. John and I discuss how we approach dealing with couples who have different sex drives. If you have questions or a topic you’d like to hear us discuss, write us at … Continue reading

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How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

When I work with couples I often ask them if they love each other. With the exception of those that are there for help navigating the end of their relationship, they almost always say yes. That’s the answer I would … Continue reading

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