Michelle Cohen
When I help couples with relationship issues and give them tools for healthier communication, I stress how important it is to understand that we all express ourselves and interpret others differently, because of our individual upbringing. The reason why we behave in certain ways towards our partners is sometimes due to old repetitive emotional tac... read more
Michelle Cohen
Life Challenges and Loss
I often see adult patients who share with me the pain, anger and sadness they feel because of unresolved issues from their childhood experiences. They express how difficult it is to sustain healthy relationships, and want to process issues from their dysfunctional upbringing in order to move on with their lives. The a... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
It’s a familiar scene by now: The politician is caught with his pants down, even if his boxers are still up. He feints, spins, lies and ducks. And then, finally, he breaks down in tears, apologizing to us, to his wife, to his constituency and, occasionally, to his God.

The sequence is monotonously predictable, but we’re still riveted.

And with ... read more
Flaget Nally
What is Prayer?
Posted June 1, 2011 by Flaget Nally in Meditations
When I was five years old I accompanied my mother to a Good Friday service. It was rare that I was the only sibling tugging on her shirt tails, which made it special and memorable. I don’t really remember the service, but I remember my mom. Out of the corner of my eyes, I witnessed for the first time my mother immersed in prayer. A stillness envelo... read more
Sue Powers
Relationship Savvy
Posted June 1, 2011 by Sue Powers in Relationships
Relationship Savvy—The Gift of Listening

We seldom think of listening to the ones we love as a gift. In essence, listening is the key to successful communication during good times and especially during challenging times. Often, we listen defensively, thinking about how we will posture our response or how we will explain, rationalize or justify the... read more
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