April 27, 2019

The Dog-tor Will See You Now: How Therapy Dogs Augment Counseling Sessions

Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation, and almost as good for the soul as prayer.  author Dean Koontz John sat across from Alicia, with tears in his eyes, telling the painful story of his father’s rejection of him in […]
November 28, 2018

You’re not the Grinch: You Don’t Hate the Holidays, You Hate the Work

“I think there must be something wrong with me, Linus. Christmas is coming, but I’m not happy. I don’t feel the way I’m supposed to feel.”  Charlie Brown and the Grinch have something in common, the lost meaning of Holidays. For the Grinch, being mean transfers his lack of joy on […]
November 5, 2013

How Does Weight Gain Affect Couples?

“You’ve gained so much weight . . . I am no longer attracted to you”. More than 34%  of Americans are now obese and it has become a national epidemic.  Co-morbidities related to obesity, like diabetes, often take the spotlight but weight issues have deleterious effects on relationships as well. Weight […]