Want to be Happier?

Would you like to be happier? Many people are seeking the keys to happiness. It’s an interesting subject and much has been studied and written about it. I have been reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. More on that in another post (I’m almost finished). Today I enjoyed this short article on the subject. […]

You can control your feelings

I say this often to clients.  Some are surprised; they don’t believe me. Some people are under the false impression that feelings “just happen” and we have no control over them. Actually the way you feel is determined by what you think. And it is very possible to change the way you think. It can […]

Facebook

Most of us know the ups and downs of Facebook by now. It’s a fun and easy way to connect with friends or old classmates. Unfortunately, it frequently contributes to relationship problems and hurt feelings, too. I’ve seen this time and again in my practice. The research supports this as well. And of course there […]

Depression

Wondering if you’re depressed? Check out this article. Depression is highly treatable. If you think you might be suffering from depression, please consider scheduling an appointment with me or another qualified therapist. It can help! Living with someone who is depressed can also be very taxing. Consider getting some support for yourself. You can’t fix […]

Abstinence or Moderation?

Moderation or Abstinence?

I recently enjoyed Gretchen Rubin’s post on the subject of abstinence vs. moderation. Moderation seems to be the most practical, realistic approach to most things. And I am a very practical and realistic person. However, I often struggle with moderation. One of my favorite children’s books is Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel. In […]

How is the new year going?

We are almost two weeks into the new year. It’s a good time to check-in with yourself. Did you actually write down the goals you have been thinking about? Have you taken any actions toward your goals? Without some accountability from yourself or someone else it is very easy to let the days turn into […]

How to Set Effective Goals

It’s the time of year when so many of us are thinking about how to set effective goals for the new year ahead. We know that most people don’t succeed in keeping their new year’s resolutions. Why? If you’re going to achieve a goal, it’s imperative to set yourself up for success. Goals should be: Specific […]