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Is It Reasonable To Be Thankful Today?

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November 21, 2017

When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself. Tecumseh Could Chief Tecumseh and the new world settlers be right? Should we give… Read More ›

Couple U And The Future

Two years ago I launched Couple U as a place to put information for my patients. Now information is totally available and accessible. I also thought couples could comment on my posts and share helpful ideas. For example, “Here’s what I found helpful, perhaps this could work for you.” This hasn’t worked out and that’s… Read More ›

Disappointment in Love and Marriage?

The only life worth living is a life you are truly and honestly passionate about. Albert Einstein. When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you’re sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship. Joseph Campbell If you don’t know where you’re going, you might not get there. Yogi Berra Here are three… Read More ›

Lonely? Waiting For Love?

Photo from 123rf.com. File name: 13903882_s.jp Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. Mother Teresa Loneliness is painful. You want love, affection, and companionship; not loneliness. You want to live with someone; not alone. You want someone available for conversation, outings, etc.; not, “When can we… Read More ›

Yes, I have a New Year’s Resolution!

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. Abraham Lincoln This year I decided to make a New Years resolution. What harm could it do? Well, my mind replied, “It could lead to injured pride.” I ignored the threat and moved on. So, what resolution? Lose weight,… Read More ›

I Like Christmas

Photo by Christian Mosemann Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. Washington Irving “I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men!” Henry Wadsworth… Read More ›

Time Matters

File name: 10358539_m.jpg from 123RF.com “Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘don’t want to.”  Lao Tzu “Time is a game played beautifully by children.”  Heraclitus “Lost time is never found again.” Benjamin Franklin Time matters more to me at seventy-three than it did at twenty-three. At twenty-three time seemed… Read More ›

There’s A Way Out of Loneliness

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.  Mother Teresa “There are no words to express the abyss between isolation and having one ally. It may be conceded to the mathematician that four is twice two. But two is not twice one; two is two thousand times one.” G.K. Chesterton Loneliness… Read More ›

I Tell You I’m Not An Alcoholic!

Photo:  123RF – 7201423_s.jpg No animal ever invented anything so bad as drunkenness — or so good as drink. ~Lord Chesterton Dan, (fictional person), came for therapy because he had to. His wife, Jean, (fictional person), moved out while he was at work. He wanted her back. She said, “No.” She refused to come home… Read More ›

Trauma

Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old. Ralph Waldo Emerson Our response to a terrible event like a bad accident, natural disaster, war,… Read More ›