Can we really control time? I have rarely met anyone who told me that
they have all the time in the world and have complete control over time. Time does have a way of getting away from
us. We underestimate our time. We decide to tackle a project without
planning sufficient time to complete it.
We procrastinate and then rush to complete a project or get to a
meeting. However, here are some valuable
tools to help you control the way you allocate your time. Time is one of your most valuable resources,
so learn to take steps to manage it.
Are you fighting depression? Feeling down during the holidays can be
tough, especially since you seem so out of step with the world. Everyone else
seems to be beaming, ruddy-cheeked, bursting with holiday spirit. You’re
feeling wretched and exhausted. You don’t feel like getting out of bed, yet
alone spreading holiday cheer.
But here’s something to cheer you up
the next time you’re stuck in a room of revelers at a holiday party: Plenty of
them are probably unhappy, too. You are not alone; many people suffer from
depression around the holidays.
Do you have
someone in your life that is you believe is narcissistic? Is it all about them? Are they just selfish, self-centered or do
they have Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
Personality Disorder is characterized by a long-standing pattern of
grandiosity (either in fantasy or actual behavior), an overwhelming need for
admiration, and usually a complete lack of empathy toward
others. People with this disorder often believe they are of primary
importance in everybody’s life or to anyone they meet.
Do you ever
feel like you spend all your hours and daysdoingand notliving? Client often tell me that they feel like
they are on a treadmill and cannot get off.
They express that they want to take time to take care of themselves,
enjoy their family and just stop to smell the roses but do not see a way off
the track. We live in a rat race that
society has us running and we are losing sight of what we are really living
is that we have forgotten how to organize our priorities.
it work? “ Most people would agree that this is the probably the number one
question for anyone considering hypnotherapy. Is it magic? No. So often client
have many misconceptions about hypnotherapy and how it works. There is little doubt, and research has shown
hypnotherapy produces results and is often successful where other treatments
have not been so effective. But how does
it work? And will it work for you?
may know people who somehow seem determined to get over difficulties in their
How do you heal a broken
relationship? How do you trust, again,
after someone cheats? How do you
reconnect after so many years of living with distance between you?
These are a few of my many questions that I hear from clients
who are trying to repair their relationships.
Unfortunately, most people wait until they are ready to divorce or leave
a relationship before they decide to seek couple’s therapy. At this point they have one foot out the door
and are saying “Let’s give it one more chance.
Are you stuck
in a rut? Getting stuck is inevitable
but staying there is not. There are all
kinds of ways we can get stuck; exercise slump, relationship rut, career
stalemate, or an overall mental funk. Do
any of those sound familiar? There are
traps that we fall into that stall us and threaten to flat line our progress.
some helpful tips for getting unstuck and avoid the mistakes that sabotage your
- Start over –when we begin a new change we are enthusiastic
and we start to see dramatic changes; however, once we get comfortable we let
up on our drive.
The subject of baseball may seem odd for a blog subject on a
Marriage and Family Therapy website. However, baseball has been on my mind the last week because our Kansas
City Royals were playing in the World Series. My husband and I lived in Kansas City for about ten years and attend all
the Royals games we could. That included
the 1985 season when they were last in the World Series. Last night our Royals lost to the San Francisco
Giants. So are they losers? Do you feel that you lose in your
relationships or are you always the winner?
aware of your choices? So often in my
practice, it is apparent that many times clients are not aware of their
choices. I think so often we accept a
situation because it has become the normal behavior and we feel that we have
loss our power to make changes. This is
especially true with child abuse victims.
If you have never had a voice in your life because someone took it away
at a young age, it is difficult to be aware that you have a choice to make your
“I have a dream.” Martin Luther King made that beautiful speech which inspired millions at
the time, and continues to inspire millions today. Do you have a dream? I ask my clients about their goals for therapy
and most often they can list at least three or four things they want to fix in
their lives. They usually start with all
the things that are wrong, what they do wrong or what someone else does to
them. However, when I ask them the
simple question, “Do you have a dream?