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Onward, Dads!

Onward, Dads!

Along with the United States honoring fathers this coming weekend, I celebrate and champion the gains so many dads have made in recent years! As a father of three, a psychotherapist, relationship coach and founder of Whole Man Expo, I have been a long-time, active proponent of men […]

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Is Your Yin-Yang in Balance?

Is Your Yin-Yang in Balance?

Here we are right in between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Feel a big hug from the bearers of life! Mother’s Day and Earth Day are celebrations of spring and our real and symbolic Mother in all her beautiful yin feminine energy. As we approach Father’s Day and summer […]

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Happy Couples

Happy Couples

Over the past decade or so, the field of positive psychology has proliferated, with a lot of attention on happiness. As a relationship therapist and coach, I want to cite several key characteristics of happy couples. The source of happiness is liking, loving and respecting oneself. Caring about others and […]

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Mystery of Manifesting

One day I was meditating, as I often do, and I heard a clear message — “Have a spring event to bring together community.” Ok, I’ll see where this leads. I am so curious about the mystery of manifesting. So I talked with a Sufi friend about […]

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The Ups and Downs of Couples’ Humor

I must confess: I’m a comic gourmand as opposed to a humor gourmet, meaning I go for joke quantity over quality–puns included. Style aside, I’ve learned over the years from my personal life as well as my work as a counselor and relationship coach the distinction between appropriate […]

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Plant a Tree

Plant a Tree As spring approaches, I see buds starting to pop out on the shrubs in my yard. New life is beginning to sprout all around me. Being a holistic counselor and relationship coach, I like to apply lessons from nature to human existence. Here are some […]

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S is for Intimacy

For so many people these days, sex has become synonymous with intimacy, just as drinking and taking drugs have become inextricably linked with partying. In addition to sex being a potential form of intimate connection, I want to offer three other words beginning with the letter “s” […]

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Balancing Your Energy

Balancing Your Energy Balancing life energy has been a passion of mine for decades. The art and science of Yoga has given us the gift of naming and explaining Chakras—energy centers in and through the body which connect us to the universal energy. Research online or in my book […]

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Vive La Difference!

“Live and let live” was one of my mother’s mottos–a laissez faire, nonjudgmental ideal for relating to others. Clearly, each of us is challenged daily in dealing with people’s differing personalities, beliefs, values, interests and so forth. Given our often-vast array of individual differences, how can we be compatible […]

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Are You Getting Enough Love?

Are You Getting Enough Love?   Are you getting enough love? Are you giving enough? Jim and I are convinced there is plenty of love in the grand scheme (just as there is money). It is not a thing or commodity to trade for favors or manipulate to […]

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