Yearly Archives: 2014


The Therapist’s Empty Office

By |December 18th, 2014|Blog|

During the holiday season friends often assume that the schedule of a psychotherapist is super busy. It is a common belief that depressed people are knocking down therapists’ doors during holiday time. Perhaps, in some quarters this is true, but for me and my colleagues business slacks up a bit around holiday time. People become [...]

Going Home for the Holidays—and Staying Sane!

By |December 10th, 2014|Blog|

For many people going home for the holidays is a time of pleasure and enjoyment. For others, holiday time is difficult. This blog post is dedicated to the folks who find going home for the holidays to be less than wonderful. Hopefully this year your holiday can glisten with good feelings. Why is it that [...]

A Lifetime of Liveliness And Energy

By |October 29th, 2014|Blog|

Is life short or long?  I suppose it all depends on how you look at it.  Days can pass quickly.  Unhappy times seem to go on and on; while times of great joy pass in a flash.  Young people cannot imagine becoming old and believe that “old age” will never happen to them.  Older people [...]

Returning to My Old Friend: Yoga

By |October 29th, 2014|Blog|

For twelve years I was a faithful and devoted yoga practitioner.  From my first yoga class I was aware that this practice was exceedingly helpful to my well-being.  Three, four, or sometimes even five days a week I participated in a class.  Mastering poses was a pleasure and I felt very proud that I was doing something so obviously [...]

Welcome to Ayurveda: The Science of Life

By |October 29th, 2014|Introduction|

Welcome to Ayurveda: A natural way to stroll through life—without a pebble in your shoe. The goal of psychologists is to assist our clients reach their full potential, to feel as good as possible, to behave in ways that enhance contentment, and to think as clearly as they are able. Of course we also desire [...]

Meditation: Transcending Darkness

By |August 7th, 2014|Blog|

My husband, Bud, and I learned the TM technique in 1984.  We first heard of TM in the 60’s.  A great deal of scientific research was done on the TM technique in the 60’s and 70’s.  Frequently we would notice a news article about the remarkable scientific findings related to the practice of this technique.  We would comment to [...]

Even Coffee, a Staple of American Life, Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All

By |August 7th, 2014|Blog|

Good morning, everyone!  I just finished drinking a cup of coffee.  I “do” one a day and I treasure it, but I really don’t want any more than that.  If I drink more than one cup I become a bit shaky.  How about you?  Do you drink no coffee, one or two cups in the morning or are you an [...]