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The Anger Inside
Dealing with Anger

We all feel anger. It’s in us. It’s in those around us. We know it is part of the human experience. But it can still throw us for a loop, both when we experience it ourselves or when we see it in others. It can feel powerful and unsettling. We don’t like how it feels […]

The Gift of Pain

Pain free living. Can you imagine? My personal happiness would skyrocket without pain. At least that’s what I tell myself. Ashlyn Blocker has lived her entire life without pain. She’s thirteen years old and she doesn’t know what it’s like to feel pain. Her life must be pretty great right? Actually, Ashlyn’s life is far […]

Preventing Divorce: The Antidotes
The antidote for divorce

John Gottman can predict divorce with 90% accuracy just by observing a couple for a brief period of time. He’s identified the leading divorce indicators and calls them “The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse.” Fortunately, he has also provided antidotes. Practicing the antidotes is divorce prevention for couples in times of stress: Instead of criticism […]

Predicting Divorce
Gottman's four horsemen of the apocalypse

Many times couples that come for therapy are confused. They often don’t know how they got where they are. So much has happened that they can’t sort it out. And they can’t see how to change. John Gottman can predict whether a couple will divorce with 90% accuracy just by sitting with a them for […]

The Power of a Great Question
The Power of Questions

When my oldest son was preschool aged he asked more questions than anyone I’ve ever met. He was curious about EVERYTHING. In fact, all of my kids have been question askers. My youngest son, Seth, is still curious about all kinds of things from Thomas Jefferson to obscure insects. Thank God for Google and the […]

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