Remaining a traditionalist into adulthood is your choice. Many young Latinas get pregnant quickly and the rest of their lives are delayed. Perhaps they never learned that education was equally important as marriage and family. A job and education will prepare you for a financial loss or the death of the primary breadwinner. When you…

When considering therapy, ask yourself what you are looking for. Why are you doing this? Do you want to improve your confidence, relationships, change a behavior or learn something? Where you are in therapy for weeks, months or years you’ll learn something. But if you are short on time or money. Then brief therapy focused…

When you’re ready and set to crush your “enemies” with scathing words or random acts of revenge… …the words of the Dalai Lama flash into your mind: “The purpose of your existence is to seek happiness.” You’re not here to seek supremacy, or revenge, or the state of being right. You’re here… …to find inner…

For years I’ve been talking about the best way for you to bring yourself back to health. Nothing is incurable or impossible.  And the trick is, knowing, which plan will work best for you.    For example, you might only need a “good” health hack while others might need something ”more extensive” to get themselves…

There’s a saying, “when you know better, you do better.” I’ve found in my personal and professional experience, that although well-intentioned, that’s not necessarily true. In fact, it’s been closer to an experience of frustration and discouragement that after incredible training, vast amounts of enthusiastic digging and passionate reading and research, although I “should” be…

Be aware of “the disturb” … Also called “the pain,” it’s a psychological tactic used in advertising, sales, and the news media meant to prey on our millenia-wired evolutionary tendency to scan for the negative and for threats to our safety and belonging — quite literally meant to “disturb our peace.” We can find it…

Almost half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. Divorce is one of the most stressful life events for both children and their parents. Major stressors and risk factors include the initial period after separation, parental conflict, the loss of vital relationships, financial problems, and re-partnering or remarriage.   While some children…

An article in Alive, Canada’s Natural Health and Wellness Magazine, discusses PTSD symptoms and treatment options naming EMDR as the “cornerstone” for the therapist’s work with trauma clients. Simply put, EMDR is one of the most effective treatments for trauma of all kinds such as emotional, physical and sexual abuse, witnessing or being a victim…

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