October 15, 2018

Kindness, is it taught or innate? I believe it is taught and this is great news.

Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.

If you are as fortunate as I have been you know amazing  women who epitomize kindness. Watching these ladies...

September 17, 2018

On any given day, I am extremely grateful for the work I am afforded to do and for the people I meet.

One of those people is Andrew Smith. At the time he was still a student at Pepperdine, looking for a traineeship that would afford him the hours he needed to complete h...

We have a bird. Actually our back yard has a bird. He comes over about twice a day to visit his friend, his likeness in a silver trashcan that sits on the back porch.

At first we thought some repairmen were outside banging on the gutters. He makes quite a racket and he...

It's that " I am not sure what's wrong" feeling- a sense of being unsettled, an irritability that goes on for days, a ready to bite his head off kind of feeling.

You may know how it started or it might feel like it's suddenly upon you.

You know your internal dialogue is...

It is almost August. Whether it be foggy Ventura or sunny East Hampton, women all over the country are worrying about this one thing.

How will I look if I wear the bathing suit, bikini, tankini, skirted sarong thing all in an effort to not look fat, feel fat, be fat. Th...

Isn't it  Maleficent who doesn’t like what she sees so she surrounds herself with those who will see it as she does?

I recently overhead a few younger colleagues discussing how millenials see therapy as a normal process. Truly?  Having done therapy for a very long time,...

Everyday I hear of another book that seems perfect to address the needs of couples, children, hurting people. One such book is How We Love.

If you want to know how you derived your way of connecting to your partner or why your child’s feelings truly matter, listen to th...

How do you know when you are ready for anything? To have children, buy a home, get a dog, sell it all and sail the world? I used to think that everyone determi

As people we have common language- whether it is the code words you use with your partner, the spelled words you use with your young children, the silences that are deafening when you are stuck, the lingo you use in your profession. And we all know that most of our lan...

January 31, 2018

A common question I ask my adult clients is " what are you telling yourself about that?" It's become a go to for me.

Unless I learn what the inner dialogue is, I may be wasting their time in the pursuit of an ideal that has yet to  be spoken.

Where does that internal dia...

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