Socks Everywhere

Socks Everywhere

My colleague Leigh in the U.K. had just put the finishing touches on a questionnaire we were launching, to better understand where our clients were having challenges in their relationships. He sent it over to me as the sun began to peek into my window, East Coast...
A Lesson from Simone

A Lesson from Simone

When I went to my annual physical the other day, my doctor lamented how many of her patients were asking for help with anxiety and stress. It made perfect sense to me – today’s world is, between pandemics, pressure, and social media posturing, a mental health...
Power in the Present

Power in the Present

One of my clients is newly divorced after a decades-long marriage, and she has entered the world of online dating. It is completely foreign to her. She joked that her last ‘date’ was in 1987. From this experience, she arrives to me absolutely dismayed by the lack of...
Cheap Clothes Will Hurt Your Self-Esteem

Cheap Clothes Will Hurt Your Self-Esteem

This is deviating a bit from my usual topics, but it’s just as important to share. How we think and how we feel will set the pace of our day and really, our entire lives, so it’s crucial that we notice what makes our thoughts turn sour, and how our feelings can...
Confident Expression

Confident Expression

You’ve seen this woman – she is hard to miss. She commands the room with elegance, a warm laugh, and a natural gravity. She speaks clearly and articulately, and it almost feels like the air stands still to take her in. Even when faced with a challenging...
Why Men Commit

Why Men Commit

As I was perusing the book aisles recently, I found two very interesting books, newly published, on infidelity. The sociologist author had interviewed both men and women on Ashley Madison, the unusual dating service directed towards people in relationships, asking for...
(Not Just) Friends

(Not Just) Friends

If you were to take notes from any teenage romantic comedy, you might conclude that every single relationship will face the struggle of, “The Friend Zone.” Now, many of us aren’t singing love songs in the halls of our high schools (as much fun as that may be to...
Anger (and the reasons behind it)

Anger (and the reasons behind it)

Why am I so angry? My client, Sarah, had just pondered this question. In uncertain times, you’ll observe more anxious and angry reactions all around you. I’ve certainly noticed them – everything from social media rants to that guy yelling at the dry cleaner. In...
Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love

Oh, how I’ve missed you all! Forgive my quiet absence from the blog over the last two weeks – the past couple of weekends were either snowed in or long holiday weekends (including Valentine’s Day and a birthday weekend for me!), and during that time, I had the...