(S)He Loves Me (S)He Loves Me Not

Ain’t love grand? When you’re in love, the whole world takes on a different look. Suddenly, life isn’t so bad; you can even get rid of those last five pounds that have been impossible to lose previously. It continues this way … until the “Honeymoon Phase” wears off and you’re not so smitten. Uncertainties start […]

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A Resolution to Resolve Your Relationship

We’re a few weeks into the New Year and statistically, most people have given up their resolutions. How about you? What were your resolutions? Of course, there are the usual resolutions: you’ll shed those extra pounds (especially the ones you just put on at all the holiday parties), you won’t scream at the kids so […]

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Relationships Need Time & Attention

Ours has become a fast paced world — we’re able to access news quickly through the internet, our meals come quickly via “fast food” service, singles meet and make decisions about whether they want to go out again through 7-minute dating services, and many in society are pill happy so they don’t have to deal […]

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Make a Change in the New Year

As the New Year approaches, it’s the time that we generally think about starting new patterns or finally getting to the tasks we’ve been meaning to. For some it’s shedding some extra pounds or maybe it’s getting to that pile of mail that’s been reaching new heights. For some, it may be a decision to […]

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Oh No – Not Again … Grief Over Sandy Hook

Usually, I write my blog for the week on Saturday. This past Saturday, I was so emotionally upset by what took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School that I couldn’t bear to do anything that required thinking. Yet, as someone who handles relationships and helps others cope, I feel responsible to say something. As I […]

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The reality of the Holiday Expectations

As we are in the midst of the Holiday Season, no doubt many of you have already had to deal with the stress of this time of year. And likely … there’s even more to come! I’m not referring to the gift buying and all the preparation, though those are certainly fraught with tension as […]

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What’s right with you?

“What’s right with you?” Did that question take you by surprise a bit? It was a question that was posed in the first Positive Psychology class offered by Seligman virtually several years ago. As former president of the American Psychological Association, he maintains that we too often look for pathology and don’t focus on our […]

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Being Grateful Helps Your Empowerment

I decided to change things a bit and send my blog out to you a day early so that you get it on Thanksgiving. My guess is that most of you, like me, will be otherwise engaged on the actual day and might not get a chance to read this post. However, since it’s coming […]

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Empowerment Through Friendship

Many of you may know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Every year, I participate in the 5-mile walk at Jones Beach, NY to help raise funds for this important cause. I’ve been doing this event for about 25 years. I remember the first time I was there; I looked around me and to […]

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