How to live a better story

One of the many pitfalls that lead to a monotonous life and marriage is the failure to discover the story you’re living within. I’ve written on this idea before on by asking this question: “If your marriage were a movie, would you want to go see it?” What about your life? It’s a simple question, (read more…)

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How to handle pre-launch jitters with children

Early on in my career as a family therapist, I worked with a family in full-blown “senioritis” mode. Their son was a good student, busy in extracurricular activities and sports, had a part-time job, and a good group of friends. As soon as spring hit, tensions in the house rose between he and his parents, (read more…)

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10 ways to instantly become more attractive

Attraction is a funny thing. If you’re like many, you believe physical appearance is the driving force behind attractiveness. If you hold that belief, you’d be wrong. While physical appearance plays a role, your thoughts and how you carry yourself are the dominant power behind attractiveness. You don’t have to be dressed in the latest (read more…)

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The lie many parents believe

Let’s face it, being a parent is oftentimes overwhelming. Come to think of it, so is marriage. The most important people in your life are probably the members of your family, but they are also likely the people who drive you the most crazy. Don’t worry — if this is true for you, you’re completely (read more…)

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What does your marriage teach your children?

The sound you’re hearing is me opening up a can of worms. Sorry. Well, not really; this discussion needs to happen. Recently I worked with a married couple who came to see me as a last ditch effort to stave off divorce. They each had strayed from the marriage but wanted to work through the (read more…)

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