Archive for the ‘Happiness’ Category

9 May

An Open Letter From One Mother to Another

Dear Mother, I want to wish you a happy day.  No I’m not your child but I am so grateful for you and all that you do.  You see, I too am a mother.  I am a mother just like you.  But, what I want… Read More

8 May

How to Have an Effective Family Meeting

Our families are the foundations on which our children build their self-esteem and their mental and emotional health. The acceptance they experience and the love they see in their family’s eyes reflect an image for them as the young self develops. Having family meetings can… Read More

2 Apr

Pulling Weeds and Planting Flowers

As spring tempts us with ever warming sun coaxing those first flowers, how can we renew ourselves? I've been following the work of Dr. Ira Byock, Palliative Care Physician at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and leading authority and advocate for improving care throughout the lifespan.… Read More

27 Feb

A Couples Therapist’s Guide to Enhancing Intimacy

Intimacy is at the heart of a strong relationship, and sex in a loving relationship should be the physical embodiment of intimacy that comes from a place of love and connection. Intimacy can be cultivated in many ways, such as spending quality time together, enjoying… Read More

2 Feb

Tune Out Technology and Tune Into Love

As technology and culture evolve, environmental distractions abound.  Individuals are becoming connected to the digital world at a mind-blowing pace with innumerable opportunities for entertainment and social connection through one’s cell phone or other digital device.  This is often seen gazing out across a busy… Read More

16 Dec

When Holidays Are Blue

It has been a privilege for me to accompany people on their evolving journeys with grief and, despite what department store and elevator music is telling us, this is not always the ‘happ-happiest’ time of the year for everyone. All of us have experienced some… Read More

10 Dec

Rules of Engagement: When Adult Children Come Home for the Holidays

For many of us holidays have a sort of sacred meaning with familiar traditions and family togetherness across generations. And then everything changes. Parents and grandparents die. Kids grow up, leave home and bring new people to the table. How can we adapt to change,… Read More

25 Nov

The Benefits of Being Thankful

It started a few weeks ago. Every day a few more catalogs arrive, each one enticing me to overspend my holiday budget. Even worse for me, when I open my favorite online newspaper I see links to hundreds if not thousands of recipes for holiday… Read More

23 Oct

Find Happiness Now – No Matter What Your Situation!

What seems like a tough situation today might actually be the best doorway to love and success. Everyone wants to be happy; it is a universal need. With today's speed-it-up pace of life and the daily distractions that we face, we must be smarter about… Read More

17 Jul

Taking on the Challenge of Inevitable Change

Change is always there waiting for us and sometimes it’s a rough ride on a bad road...... "What? This isn't arthritis? You mean there's something growing inside the bone in my leg?" That was not a happy day for me, an active baby-boomer... But the need to… Read More