November 1, 2019

November is a month filled with opportunities to celebrate. It is also a time to focus on self-care before the holiday season gets any more intense. One way to tend to yourself mentally, emotionally and physically is to express gratitude and give back.

  • Gratitude is...

October 1, 2019

“To err is human.”  All human beings are imperfect.  We all have flaws and we all make mistakes.  No human being is exempt from this universal reality.  Because imperfection is part of our DNA, we may think that imperfection is an easy part of ourselves to accept.  How...

July 1, 2019

Life can get stressful, anxiety can consume, and depression can overwhelm. Worries and stress can take over no matter if you’re at home, work, or even spending time with love ones and family. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some coping skills you can pull out of your toolb...

In addressing the purpose of life, Sigmund Freud famously said "Work and love, love and work - that's all there is."  So given this imperative, as adults it is important to like what we do for a living.  Well okay, not ALL the time, but as much as possible, we should e...

May 1, 2019

Generations of Harvard University researchers tracked the physical and emotional well being of hundreds of men from 1938 to 2014. The researchers surveyed, interviewed, sampled blood and took brain scans of these men repeatedly over the 75 years of the study. (Click he...

March 1, 2019

I have many clients who come to me because of a "relationship problem". They say they need help communicating better. But oftentimes, it means is that they are having difficulties with negotiations.

An ability to negotiate is essential in a marriage but rarely do we get...

More than 90% of human behavior is reactionary.

Every day, people are faced with lots of things that require them to think, feel or act. In fact, all human behavior generally falls into two categories. We can either respond or react and although at first glance these tw...

January 1, 2019

If you've ever worked for most of a morning or afternoon and not gotten much accomplished, you may have wondered where the time went.

"But an effective manager knows exactly where his or her time goes," says Marc Corsini, president of the Corsini Consulting Group in B...

It may sound a bit strange but we are addicted to our own minds; in particular, our very own thoughts and emotions.

This requires further explanation so here we go.

In India, there is a particularly clever way of catching monkeys. Hunters cut a hole in a coconut that is...

It is nearly impossible to escape from noise, especially in the city.  Growing up in Chicago, there is constant background noise.

I remember a trip to the open country as a child when I first discovered silence. One could actually hear insects fly.  A lone car coul...

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