Monthly Archives: October 2012

Helping You Change Your World


When you’re alone and life is making you lonely (Petula Clark) you can always try out a new therapy. Check out our Top 10 Best Therapies for 2012: 1) Talk Therapy. Well, duh! 2) Chocolate Therapy. Ben and Jerry’s has a trademarked flavor with this name. Chocolate ice cream with chocolate cookies and swirls of chocolate pudding ice cream. Seriously, the best chocolate ... Read More »

The Mental Health Mantra Is . . .


You can’t change others; you can only change yourself. I was explaining this to a couple in for marital counseling. I shared with them that modern day therapy is not about wallowing around in the past. Instead it is about changing behavior. That’s why counseling is no longer referred to as mental health. It’s now called behavioral health. In listening ... Read More »

Love Is … What Makes the World Go ‘Round


It had been a rough week and my husband, Bob and I were giving ourselves a well-deserved rest. After sleeping in–we decided no rules, no work, no commitments, and all the movies we wanted to watch beginning with an afternoon movie. For us, workaholics that we are, that would be like drinking in the middle of the day. Our DVD was ... Read More »

Harmony Happens-Let it Happen to You!


I can’t think of any subject that could use more harmony in this country than politics, so a story about  finding harmony between people of different  political  persuasions. . . . I read an article in Time (December 17) by Rob Long, a rare conservative in liberal Hollywood. He wrote about how gentle and understanding his liberal friends were after ... Read More »

Talk Therapy: A Bridge to Understanding


Recently I saw a man whose drinking had gotten so bad that it was going to cost him his wife and family. After two sessions of straight talk, he’d gotten sober and changed the course of his life. Before therapy he didn’t even realize he had a drinking problem. Then I saw a recent college grad who was so stressed ... Read More »