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September 2015 Archives

Have you ever had that moment when you thought or said, “Who made you the boss?” Someone in authority or a leader makes a decision and you think you know better. If we are honest, this happens all the time. Yet, in […]

You want to lose weight and know what you need to eat. But does stress make it harder to actually make healthy food choices? Let’s say you are under stress at work. You have to pass a series of exams to get […]

I was listening to HLN the other day as I was driving home from work and heard a show about Harvard University’s humanist chaplain. I went to Harvard’s chaplaincy page and found this description, “The Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard is dedicated […]

Every day, just living our lives, we face a number of opportunities to test our character. Often, our true self comes out in the small things; the everyday trials, frustrations or simple irritations. It’s in those moment, we see ourselves for […]

For 7 years my husband and I experienced infertility. I was poked and prodded more times than I ever care to recall. All the testing came back with no known cause to our infertility. We were among the 4% of couples […]

When the cheating website, AshleyMadison, was recently hacked, names were released. Affairs were revealed. Couples, families and churches are dealing with the revelation of loved ones and leaders who used the site to secretively have an affair. The aftermath has left […]

Happy Grandparents Day! I’m not a grandparent yet, but I have many happy memories of my grandparents around Sunday dinners, family get togethers and special occasions. My dad’s grandmother loved to stay with us when my parents vacationed. She would […]

On my visit to NYC this summer, I went to the 911 Memorial. This was a picture I took as I stood at the footprint of the two missing towers. I don’t know David Brady or any of the other […]

When I wrote the chapter on Sex and Affection in my latest book, We Need to Talk, I referenced the infidelity site AshleyMadison.com. I couldn’t believe a website  promoted married dating. A a therapist, I know how devastating an affair […]

Labor Day! Fire up the barbecue, head to the beach or hike that mountain trail! Most of us think of this as a welcomed day off, marking the end of summer and the beginning of school and work for the […]