1. Making Decisions

    Decisions, decisions!  Life is one decision after another. Apart from breathing, making decisions is probably one of the most frequent things we do on a daily basis.  Some decisions are small and trivial. Do I walk the dog in the morning or in the afternoon?  What do I make for dinner?  Do I ret…Read More

  2. Boundaries as Self-Worth

    Boundaries are one of the most important and elusive concepts we struggle to understand as we learn how to take care of ourselves.  Many women were raised in families where they were taught that having boundaries was inconsiderate to others.  To put one’s own needs ahead of others was considered…Read More

  3. Having an Open Mind

    Having an open mind has never been more important. In these days of rapid cultural change, political divisiveness and world tensions, having an open mind and an open heart are critical for navigating the waters of uncertainty, fear, and misinformation. Almost everyone likes to believe that they are …Read More

  4. The Value of Psychotherapy

    Psychotherapy is one of the most valuable tools we can use to ease personal suffering, address long-standing problems and pursue psychological and emotional healing. Few of us go through life without encountering difficulties that are bigger than our ability to overcome them without assistance. Hist…Read More

  5. Holiday Generosity

    When you think of the holiday season, do you think more about giving or receiving?  As children, teens and young adults I think we are more focused on what we might receive than we are on what we wish to give, but as we mature, many of us begin to think more about giving, being generous to others, …Read More

  6. Acquaintances and Friends

    Friends are an incredibly important part of our lives.  They love us, give us support, and offer encouragement and practical assistance when we need it.  They value us despite our flaws and we value them despite theirs. No one doubts the value of solid friendships.  Acquaintances are people we kn…Read More

  7. Relationships across Generations

    An almost universal concern for the women that come to see me is the challenge involved in relating across generational boundaries within the family.  These challenges include relating to young children, adult children, grandchildren, older or elderly parents and members of the extended family in m…Read More

  8. Can We Ever Go Home Again?

    Sometimes I hear my clients talk about wishing they could go home again. What they mean by going home can mean many things.  For some women, the home they long for is their childhood family home: a place of comfort, safety and without the cares of adult life. Of course, for many people, their child…Read More

  9. Relationships across Generations

    An almost universal concern for the women that come to see me is the challenge involved in relating across generational boundaries within the family.  These challenges include relating to young children, adult children, grandchildren, older or elderly parents and members of the extended family in m…Read More

  10. Generativity as we Age

    The concept of generativity becomes more and more relevant as we move into the later decades of life. The originator of the concept of generativity was Erik Erikson, a German-American psychologist, and psychoanalyst best known for developing a life stage theory of individual psychological and social…Read More