Today’s world offers a smorgasbord of enticing gateway drugs that can appeal to virtually anyone. That’s right, no longer does a person have to be a full-blown heroin addict to struggle with substance abuse. Addictions and dependencies can be connected to virtually anything – not only addictive chemicals such as nicotine. Consider that things such … Continue reading Indulgence or Addiction: Where is the Fine Line?
When it comes to power tools, l have just enough experience to be dangerous. Like many people today, I enjoy tackling a job myself, rather than hiring someone else to do it. I’ll admit that whenever I start a project, I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing. But with the help of Youtube, I … Continue reading D.I.Y. Relationships
OK, so you’re marriage is great and things are going well. Until… After a stressful day, with lots on your mind, you feel like crashing and unwinding. Incidentally, it is the same time that your spouse feels like having an engaging conversation with you. While you’re not trying to be hurtful, you’re frankly in no … Continue reading The Marriage Fumble, Timeout & Reset
"Honor your Father and Mother!! Respect your elders!!" We’ve all grown up hearing these phrases. Yet, the challenge in using these directives on our kids, is that they tend not to work. What does respect really mean and how is it taught? For most of the parents that I work with, they describe how they strive … Continue reading 7 Ways You Can Teach Your Kids Respect
There are many experiences in life which guide us and inform future decisions. The foods we eat as a child, the movies we watch, the social interactions that we have, will all impact where we land as adults and what we consider to be our comfort zone. According to Psychologist Jean Piaget, a child develops … Continue reading Wanting to Date a TEN: Looking Beyond Appearances
Have you ever heard a parent say that they just want to throw their kid? Perhaps it was across the room, or out the window, or from a moving car. While it is a highly inappropriate thing to think, even worse to say – of course, it is something which must never be done! Though … Continue reading Do Your Kids Push You to the Limit? You’re Not Alone!
In working with my clients, it is fairly common to observe many marital stereotypes. This includes the wife as an overbearing figure in a relationship and one who can never be pleased. The imagery evokes sympathy for the poor guy who just can’t win. No matter how hard he tries – working long hours, helping with the … Continue reading Nagging. Henpecking. Badgering.