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In Search of Peace

September 20, 2015


This post is primarily directed to my Christian readers.  Readers of other faiths or no faith may not find that it resonates with you as much (though it might), but I welcome your thoughts on it. Why do we worship?  God is certainly deserving of our worship, but why worship?  Worship is pleasing to God, […]


June 3, 2015


So your partner tries to control you, huh?  That seems a relatively common complaint.  I get it.  You’re an adult and you don’t want to feel like you are under someone’s thumb.  Since I hear this complaint more often from men than from women, for the sake of convenience, let me use gender specific pronouns. […]

Do You Really Want Life to Be Fair?

May 8, 2014


Inigo:  Who are you? Westley:  No one of consequence. Inigo: I must know. Westley: Get used to disappointment.   “I can’t complain, but sometimes I still do.”  Joe Walsh   “I made lemonade with the lemons You sent me.”  Bob Halligan, Jr.   “Upon us all, a little rain must fall.”  Robert Plant/Jimmy Page   […]

Ending the Legacy (Part 1)

October 12, 2013


One of the things I appreciate about many of my clients is their commitment to ensure that their children have it better than they did.  In this context, we are not talking about material wealth, but physical and emotional safety.  Couples coping with marital distress may have come from healthy families.  The negative cycle is […]

Another Big Bang Theory

September 26, 2013


Throughout my life I have adhered to a strict policy of only eating Mexican food on a day that ends in “y.”  I worked at Taco Bell through high school and college so I have eaten my share of tacos.  We have a little restaurant in the shopping center near my house that for years […]

See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me, Heal Me

August 12, 2013


You may recognize the title of this blog as a lyric from the rock opera, “Tommy” by The Who.  The original album was released in 1969 and is generally considered the first rock opera.  If you have seen the stage production that has been touring for the last 20 years, it is a departure from […]

Stop It

May 16, 2013


In a sketch from Mad TV, Bob Newhart plays a therapist that has a rather unique approach to brief therapy.  His solution to every problem presented is to yell, “Stop it” at the client.  Go watch the video, then come back and we can talk. For the record I am not endorsing Bob’s approach […]