Greetings! Happy New Year’s everyone!! I hope 2018 has been a rich and rewarding year for you. We often hear about people making “New Year’s resolutions.” However, I like to think of the dreams and plans that we have for the upcoming year should be viewed as “life resolutions.” Ultimately, what we do and commit…

Meaning in Life Questionnaire The “Will to Meaning” or desire to find meaning in life is, according to the late Viktor Frankl, essential and necessary for human happiness. Frankl was the founder of the existential therapy known as Logotherapy. In short, a human life is incomplete without meaning. No matter what else a person has…

By Glyndora Condon MS MFT LPC   Meaning in life seems to provide nurturing according to studies that measured health and life behaviors (Health Psychology Review, Vol. 11, Nov. 4, 2017), and over 90 percent of Americans appear to believe that their lives are meaningful according to several reviews provided by the University of Virginia,…

The philosopher Nietzsche famously said, “[h]e who has a why to live can bear almost any how.”  Today, we see a growing sense of unhappiness, boredom, depression, loneliness and, increasingly, suicide.  Several research studies showed a connection between retirement and early death. Many parents, especially the stay-at-home parent, suffer depression when their children leave home…

If you want to have a fantastic relationship with your partner, empathy is paramount.   It’s what’s lacking in many couples that I’ve helped. First let’s define exactly what empathy is.   It’s likened to getting inside someone’s head and understand what they’re thinking and feeling in THEIR world, not yours.  It doesn’t mean you have to…

As a psychotherapist, I’m in the business of hearing how people, especially women, talk about their bodies using hateful and disparaging terms. They aren’t alone. I’ve done the same myself, and so I know how hard it can be to make peace with our imperfect bodies (are they ever anything else?) let alone feel loving…

Before we became parents, many of us had an ideal image of what that role would look like. This image is often based on our own experiences of being parented. Consequently, we might decide to parent our children similarly, or we might enter into parenthood with a determination to parent in a dramatically different way,…