Love Torture? Body Image and Self-Confidence Behind the Scenes! Part One

The Joys of Self-Torture

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Feeling Tortured by Your Wardrobe? Does Your Body Image and Self-Esteem Beg for Relief? As a clinical psychologist and, more important, as a woman, I know the vital importance of a healthy body image, good self-confidence, and super self-esteem. As a result, being tortured by myself–or anything–is something I strive to avoid. Of course, […]

Suffering from Burn-Out? 9 Hot Tips for Noticing and Decreasing the Burn-Out Threat!


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you’re struggling with ongoing stress and exhaustion, you might take comfort in knowing that ‘burn-out’ is now officially recognized as an occupational phenomenon. Making headway in the ongoing campaign to recognize and prevent the often-debilitating effects of burn-out, The World Health Organization (WHO) has concluded that burn-out is an occupational syndrome worthy of heightened […]

Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Five Keys to Stopping the Torture of Negative Self-Talk

negative self-talk

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Is there a sneaky voice inside your head saying, “Will I ever be good enough?” This negative self-talk and the thousands of destructive messages that come along with it has the power to decimate your self-esteem. Where does this nasty voice come from, and how can you eradicate it? Read on to discover the keys […]

Your TOP Spring Cleaning Project: 5 Steps for Clearing Out Your Stressed and Anxious Mind!

spring cleaning

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Spring is one of my favorite timesof the year. It’s filled with such sweetness and fresh life, spring abounds withthe promise of new possibilities!  We’vemoved past the stress of the holidays and cold weather. We have our New Year’sresolutions set out, summer is beckoning, and life feels like it’s just a biteasier.  And, then, […]

5 Uplifting Tips for a Fabulous Valentines Day If You’re Single

For those who are not single by choice, Valentine?s Day can come as a harsh, bitter reminder of too much solitude and too little romance. Yes, Valentine?s Day is traditionally the day of sweethearts, romantic dinners, and coupledom, but it?s time for a change of attitude. And the truth is, whether you are longing for […]

Part 2: Moving Beyond the Shock of Betrayal

When your world has been rocked by betrayal, it may feel as though nothing makes sense. Betrayal causes deep unrest because the very foundation of the relationship comes into serious question. Not only does the revelation of the betrayal caused deep anger and pain, but it can make the entire relationship feel unsafe and farce-like. […]

Top 10 Tips for Traveling Couples

Top 10 Tips for Traveling Couples

“Honey, let?s go on vacation! We need a rest! A break! Let?s get out of here!” If those phrases sound familiar, you know the draw of getting away from it all. Whether your dream is to head to the beach, the mountains, or a far-off land, traveling offers opportunities for rest, relaxation, and discovery. Yet, […]

Anxiety, Depression and Your Marriage

Anxiety, Depression and Your Marriage

The symptoms of depression and anxiety can be easy to miss until you?re in the thick of things. With busy schedules and ongoing demands, important issues such as depression can go unrecognized until the day your sweetheart can?t get out of bed. In the same way, an anxiety disorder can be all but ignored until […]

The Appreciation Habit

The Appreciation Habit

A feeling of being underappreciated is one of the chief complaints I hear when working with couples. Both men and women commonly tell me that their loved ones seem to take their efforts for granted. A sense of not being appreciated can take a toll on even the best of marriages. A meaningful expression of […]