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The Thanksgiving Elephant

Over the years, I have written many blogs about the stresses of holidays. Divorce, illness, a death, and unemployment are some of the issues that can cast a terrible pall over the holiday get togethers. Personal issues such as concerns about over-indulging in spending, eating, drinking may add to the stress many face when attending […]

What’s Trending This Holiday Season: Action Figures

Each holiday season heralds the arrival of the latest toy craze. This results in parents performing Herculean-like feats to procure the coveted item so their offspring will squeal with joy as they rip off the wrapping paper. Two groups of action figures are this season’s biggest “must haves”. First are the licensed Star Wars Action […]

Will those Autumn Leaves Ever Leave?

In the last few weeks, most of my spare time has been spent with a leaf blower, a rake and the endless onslaught of leaves. Lest you imagine I live on the Ponderosa or Tara, I assure you, I do not. I have a small yard and despite having had the HUGE maple tree in […]

Is Lack of Humility Ruining our Relationships?

Clearly a growing trend, we are discussing “personality disorders” in ways we have not in the past. In just this past year, Psychology Today has run three cover stories on personality disorders. Clients who come to see me are now more educated and familiar with  narcissistic, sociopathic and borderline personality.  More and more, we are […]