A simple list… 1. Confronting your spouse like a honey badger. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this ferocious little booger, the honey badger rushes into battles with full beehives, deadly snakes, and other various gnarly animals. The honey badger only has one goal in mind: the kill… He doesn’t have any sense […]
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Family Business Review Drug abuse in any business is destructive and complicated, but in a family business, it is even more devastating. Alcohol and other drugs can be a family’s biggest competitor for profits and business longevity. And the problem is compounded because of the close personal relationships and the perceived stigma of admitting a problem within the family’s ranks.—Bork (1986a, […]
Throughout the years, my wife and I have counseled many couples who have reported feeling lonely in their marriages, desperate and confused about how to break the vicious cycle of continuing to fight over and over about the same things. Contrary to popular belief on shows like Dr. Phil and various marriage seminars that rob […]
Reality TV has brought attention towards the obsessive-compulsive disorder known as hoarding. Often, people find comfort in retaining material possessions…and it takes everything in them to find the strength to throw a belonging away. It’s difficult for them to discard things that the next person wouldn’t think twice about tossing into the trash. Hallways in […]
The important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered, but to have fought well… – Baron Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the International Olympic Committee and father of the modern Olympic Games. I recently had the opportunity to go to London and watch a close […]
“The important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered, but to have fought well…” – Baron Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the International Olympic Committee and father of the modern Olympic Games. I recently had the opportunity to go to London and watch a close […]
Just remember, your words matter much less than your presence. The following are 5 ways to be present with hurting people. Follow them, and you have a great chance at connecting with others and making them feel loved and valued. 1. Say nothing at all. Sitting in silence with someone is incredibly hard. When we see […]
Despite the vast uniqueness of every human being, there are many universal truths about mankind that I have had the opportunity to witness firsthand through my profession as a counselor. One example: people of all backgrounds, genders, and ages seem to share a set of emotional needs such as acceptance, affection, and security. Another example: […]
A hurting mother recently said to me, “I have no hope that my son will ever stop doing drugs. I feel so defeated and tired of this fight. I give up.” When I saw the mom a couple of months later, she looked brighter and seemed less burdened. She told me that she and her […]
Through my work in individual and marital therapy, I frequently hear many similar complaints from different patients. These complaints include feeling lonely, unexpected bursts of anger, bouts of unexplained sadness, and a general feeling of disconnect. These bothersome feelings puzzle my patients and often leave them drained and frustrated. Sometimes, they understand that their lives […]
- The Brain's Ability to Rewire Itself Gives Kids a Superpower October 31, 2020New research illustrates the brain's phenomenal ability to rewire itself during infancy and childhood.
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