Beat the Heat: Effective Tips for Avoiding Anger

Summer is in full swing: We are out-and-about, going places. We are doing things and “mixing it up” with friends, family, and absolute strangers. Maintaining cooperative spirits while juggling vocations and vacations can be challenging. Navigating summer’s crowded sidewalks...

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The F Word – Overcoming the fear of FAILURE

The F Word - Overcoming the fear of FAILURE The "F Word" The "F Word" I am referring to is not the expletive uttered under our breaths in heavy traffic but, rather, to another F Bomb: FAILURE In our "success at all costs"...

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Self-perception Issues and How to Solve Them

Self-perception Issues and How to Solve Them My career pivots on self-perception: the insight that it is not life’s events but how we view and behave around these circumstances that dictates mood, behavior, and ultimately success or failure - and...

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How to Make Love a Safe Investment

How to Make Love a Safe Investment When I visited the supermarket two weeks ago - the aisles were already adorned with pink-frosted cupcakes and floating heart-shaped balloons inscribed with the word "Love." Clearly, this pre-holiday product-placement was a teaser designed...

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Mothering and Parenting – An Updated Understanding

Mothering and Parenting - An Updated Understanding What is Mothering, anyway? Mothers come with different designations: There are birth mothers, adopted mothers, and mothers you choose (like a favorite older friend or mentor). The act of mothering also means a variety of behaviors: Helper, spiritual...

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The 5 Love Languages and Their Influence on How We Understand Our Partner’s Emotional Needs

Have you ever felt that you and your partner express and receive love in completely different ways? Do you ever find yourself not knowing how to meet his/her emotional needs? If so, you most likely speak different love...

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Couples Therapy as a Tool Rather Than a Means to an End

Tending to the state of your relationship is similar to maintaining your body at the gym. The more out of shape your body becomes, the harder it is to sustain good health. Well, the same goes for romantic relationships! The more distance...

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Gay Parenting and Therapy: A Perfect Match

With the Supreme Court's 2015 ruling to legalize gay marriage and 2016 ruling to permit same-sex adoption throughout the United States came a progressive step toward the acceptance of gay parenting, right?? The number of same-sex couples who are raising children in the...

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How Your “Attachment Style” May Be Affecting Your Relationships

Did you know that the way that your mother (or prominent caretaker) responded to you in times of distress during infancy affects how you relate in adult intimate relationships? The repeated attachment experience between infant and mother becomes a pattern,...

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Asking for Help vs. The Culture of Self

Is Therapy Necessary? Individualism has often defined American culture. We hear "Be a self-starter and be self-motivated" as keys to our successes. Have you been raised to believe that your problems are private? To be strong, you must deal and...

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Personal Training

Phillip's Tip for April: Personal Training Our lives can be overshadowed by our negative thinking. Endlessly looping about what went wrong, why it went wrong and who's to blame for it going wrong can replace our fun with frustration. Over time...

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