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When Your Kids Become Adults

I finished a difficult counseling session that left me feeling completely drained.  Seconds later, my phone rings.  “Oh please, not now” I thought to myself.  The caller ID reads [...]

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Beautiful In Its Time – Making sense of dying

Father’s Day wasn’t supposed to end this way.  It just didn’t seem right.  In fact, just about every person I talked to echoed this sentiment, “It’s not fair!” [...]

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The One Key That Makes or Breaks a Conversation

  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have something of great value and not recognize it?  Suppose for example, you owned a valuable picture, book, or rare coin and sold it in a [...]

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Resentment – Causes, Consequences, & Cures

    As a relationship, communication specialist I spend a vast majority of my day working with couples and/or families who face challenges in sustaining healthy relationships.  They [...]

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How To Fix Her Problem In 5 Easy Steps

If you are a guy, do yourself a favor, read and save this article.  In fact, you may want to send to some of your buddies.  If you are a wife or girlfriend, forward this to your man. Guys, we [...]

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How to Fix His Problem In 5 Easy Steps

Last month I wrote an article for men, “How to Fix Her Problem in 5 Easy Steps”.  It did not occur to me to write a follow-up article for women, because it seems to me that females [...]

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3 Easy Ways to Revive Your First Love

February 14 is a red letter day for young and old alike.  For centuries in parts of Europe and in America, Valentines Day is a time when love is expressed in beautifully crafted cards.  And if [...]

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Lessons From My Grandson About How to Grieve

For many, 2012 was a mixed bag of good and bad.  I suppose life is this way in general.  Once we come to accept it, we are better equipped to deal with it.  Forest Gump’s mom got it [...]

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How to Forgive People From a Distance

  Often I am asked the question, “How do I resolve feelings of anger and hurt from a person who wronged me and is unwilling to repair the offense?” In some cases, the offender is [...]