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The Great Success Hoax: Why Failing is Crucial

The Great Success Hoax: Why Failing is Crucial   A few weeks ago I had dinner with a close friend. She is a happily married stay at home mom. As we ate we talked about family, work and life balance. She’s been enjoying staying at home with her 3 year old son, but had a confession to make. She leaned across the table and whispered “…I’m terrified of going back to work. I have no idea...
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How to tell if your therapist is any good; 5 policies of good therapists

A few weeks ago I friend asked me for a referral for a therapist. I was happy to provide a few recommendations and it got me thinking. How can people tell if their therapist is any good? Every therapist is a little different. So here’s a overview of the 5 key factors that give a therapist the potential to be good. Have you ever been in counseling or therapy and been unsure if things are...
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5 Reasons not to be friends with your Ex

5 reasons not to be friends with your Ex “We can still be friends, right?”  I cringe when I hear people say this, even if it’s in a movie. When a romantic relationship ends, it needs to end. That’s why it’s called “breaking up”, not “working things out.” Here are five great reasons to stop talking to your ex. 1.)  It is awkward.   One day, not too long ago, you shared your...
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Honesty is not always the best policy

In the past I have heard people say some of the most hurtful remarks to their partners and claim that they we’re just trying “to be honest.” Being completely honest is not only unproductive it can be hurtful, cruel and destructive.  Last week I saw a young married couple in their early thirties for the first time. After speaking with them for about 2 minutes it became obvious...
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How to Avoid Co-worker Drama

Have you ever worked with someone that was a trouble-maker? Recently, I worked with an IT specialist named Andrew who has been having problems with a co-worker. The funny thing is that Andrew didn’t even know there were problems until last week, but his co-worker has been trash talking about him (to upper management) for months. At first Andrew was shocked and then after that wore off, he...
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7 Dating mistakes that make you look Desperate

Have you ever wondered why you have great first and second dates, but can’t seem to find a fulfilling long-term relationship with anyone? Last week I spoke with Vanessa, a single-mother in her early thirties. She has been dating the same guy off and on for over 2 years. Despite the fact that she’s in love with him, he’s not ready to commit. Vanessa’s confused about why her boyfriend...
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