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So Exciting!

April 30, 2015 sue 0

There are lots of things that excite me about developments in therapy. Helping people feel better and change their lives is a privilege for me!  One big change I have incorporated in my practice is looking at how hormones can be a culprit behind depression and anxiety.  Thi …

The Force of Love

December 17, 2014 sue 0

The Holidays are here and many different faiths and traditions are being celebrated  In my faith, the Christian faith, we celebrate the infusion of love as God comes down from heaven to inhabit this world.  And in His coming we discover again that we are seen, we are heard …

If Only He/She Would Change

October 30, 2014 sue 0

We have all heard it – You can’t change him.  You can’t change her.  You can only change yourself. But do we really believe it? In fact, don’t we really at times want to change our partner or friend. We just think that if they took our advice for cha …

You are Married to Someone From a Different Culture

April 8, 2013 sue 0

During my Pilates class, some of the women were discussing various countries and their cultures.   The conversation turned to food in different cultures and it was amazing the quick reactions to foods that other people in the world eat but is not part of our American cultur …

Marriage & Addiction

April 1, 2013 sue 0

  Your spouse wasn’t an addict when you got married.  But now your spouse is drinking every night after work and ramps up the drinking on the weekends.  You feel lonely while he drinks because he retreats into his own world or you feel frustrated or scared becaus …

Who is Supporting Adam Lanza’s Family?

December 19, 2012 sue 0

Reelling from the shock of the Sandy Hook shooting, America does what America does best – reaches out and supports the families, the first responders, the teachers and administrators.  This reaching out is part of our strength as a nation, it is part of our culture, it …

The Important vs. The Urgent

December 10, 2012 sue 0

Let me illustrate the difference between taking care of the important things in life versus the urgent things in life with this story: A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large …

Control vs. Choice

December 3, 2012 sue 0

Recently, I have been cogitating (favorite word) on the first first step in the 12 Step Program. We admitted we were powerless over (put in your own thing) – that our lives had become unmanageable. This brings up the whole issue of control. Do we have control in life? I …

Hats Off to Those With Anxiety

November 27, 2012 sue 0

Anxiety can be paralyzing, debilitating, annoying and frustrating for the person who struggles with continual anxiety. Anxiety is a buggger and my  hat goes off to those who get up everyday and do what they need to do all the while struggling to keep the anxiety at bay.  A …

For Those of You Who Aren’t Feeling So Grateful

November 19, 2012 sue 0

It’s Thanksgivingand you are not feeling so grateful.  And the pressure is on to give thanks!  You look around and think “What is there to give thanks for anyway?”   Your marriage is disintegrating or your child is desparately ill or you still can’ …