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R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

As a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, today we’re going to talk about R.E.S.P.E.C.T.  In 1967, Aretha taught us a little about relationships and reminded us that a little respect can go a long way.
 
Couple’s therapy experts, John and...

The Inner-Critic

 
Many of us have a little voice in our head with a running commentary of our lives. “I have to pick up the dry-cleaning today,” “I wonder what the weather is like.” “Ugh – I missed the turn.” This inner...

Metamorphosis

There are stages of change that an insect goes through as it matures. This change process is called Metamorphosis. First an egg is formed.  Then, with just the right temperature and environment, larva hatches from the egg. Once the larva...

Overcoming Guilt

Guilt.  A heavy word, a heavy feeling. Guilt can be an utterly debilitating experience because it often manifests in other painful emotions like anxiety, sadness, anger and disgust.  Those who experience guilt may feel anxious over being caught or discovered...

The Loneliness of Mental Illness

You are at an intimate party of 30+ friends, having engaging conversations with people you have known forever. Despite being surrounded by friends who seem to enjoy your company, you feel utterly alone. If this is a familiar feeling to...

Understanding Anger

George was on his 10th year of working at a law firm.  He devoted his life, neglected relationships, and sometimes missed out on significant moments with his family all so that one day he could become a partner at this...

How to Listen to Your Emotions

Have you ever had one of those days when you felt irritable, overly tired, or had difficulty dealing with your regular daily routine and were unsure why you felt that way? More often than not, we can determine what is...

Importance of Listening to your Emotions

Decades of research has proven that emotions are universal.  The idea that emotions are experienced universally suggests that regardless of where in the world you are born, or what culture you are raised in, you are born with the innate...