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    Procrastination — It’s Making Me Late

    Songstress Carly Simon had a big hit in 1971 with the title track on her second album, “Anticipation.” The chorus? “… is making me late.” For many of us, it might have been more relevant if she’d sung “procrastination.”   As I procrastinate writing this blog, I’m simultaneously observing what’s going on inside me as […]

    How to Make Health Activities More Fun

    While our neighbors in the north prepare for winter’s chill to take hold, this is the time of year where Floridians begin thinking about being outdoors again. Fall and winter in Florida are a respite from the mid-90s temperatures of summer, giving us a chance to get more activity and movement in our daily lives. […]

    Couples Therapy for You — And Your Kids

    If you or your partner are hesitant about couples therapy, think about this: Like a wildfire, dysfunction in the relationship between parents doesn’t end where it starts. It spreads, and children are the first ones in its path of destruction. While couples therapy is primarily designed to help partners establish a healthy, flourishing relationship, the […]

    Can You Learn Your Way Out of a Bad Marriage?

      Few things can have a greater impact on your happiness than the quality of your marriage. Yet, children spend more time in school learning about abstract mathematical concepts than about what makes a marriage succeed.   Marriage education has a long and complicated history, as much of it was directed at reinforcing social or […]

    3 Tips to Improve Sleep

      In a previous blog, we talked about the three fundamentals of emotional balance: eating, sleeping and moving. Of these three, sleep is often the trickiest.   Just because you’ve made time for sleep doesn’t mean it will necessarily come — or come easily when it does. The need for sleep varies between individuals, but […]

    Do You Suffer From Anhedonia? What To Do When You Just Don’t Feel Like Doing Anything

    When your mood is low, you may find that you’ve lost interest in activities or relationships that were once a staple part of your life and made you happy. In psychology, such loss of interest or pleasure in people and things that were previously enjoyed is known as anhedonia.   Anhedonia can occur during normal […]

    Repairing Misattunement is an Opportunity for Growth

    Have you ever found yourself crosswise with someone — a friend, a co-worker, a significant other or even your therapist? Maybe you felt your relationship was suddenly out of balance? Of course you have. Everyone has.   That “out of balance” feeling is called misattunement: A moment when we’re misunderstood, out of synch and confused […]

    Sexual Myth-buster: Emily Nagoski’s Come as You Are

    A lot of science has been done on female sexuality, but many people act on and are affected by damaging beliefs shaped by shopworn myths and stereotyped media portrayals. The book Come as You Are by Emily Nagoski, Ph.D., has helped a number of my clients unwind that thinking. You might assume I recommend Nagoski’s […]

    I Just Don’t Feel Like Being Around Anyone Right Now

    “I just don’t feel like being around people. I want to sit at home and read or watch TV by myself. Is there something wrong with me? Am I okay?”   This is a common question I hear from individuals dealing with difficult life events. My first response is, “Yes, you’re okay. That inclination can […]

    Depressed, or Just Down?

      Everyone gets the blues now and then, so how do you know when your low feelings are a passing inconvenience or a signal of something more troubling? We’ll talk about some of the warning signs to look for. But whether it turns out that you’re depressed — or just down — there are a […]

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