Relatively Speaking: The Three Paths to Self-Worth

When you look in the mirror do you value yourself? Despite your flaws, despite how you might compare yourself less favorably to others when it comes to certain characteristics, do you value who you are? If so, that should lead you to become a more successful, healthier individual. Right? Well, maybe. Self-esteem is a state Continue reading


Relatively Speaking: Who am I?

WHO AM I? There was a special tree my friends and I would climb when I was about eight years old. Its lowest branches grew out of its trunk about four feet off the ground and proceeded to extend horizontally for about eight feet before rising up. The branches were wide enough that we could Continue reading


Five Common Attitudes That Will Handcuff Your Life

“I have panic attacks every day!” the woman said to me as she sat down for her first appointment with me. “How do I make them stop?” An hour later a married couple came into my office and proceeded to tell me how all they ever do is argue. “Can you help us?” An hour Continue reading


Relatively Speaking: The Cycle of Change

Thanksgiving day in 1985 was dreary and cold. My son, our first child, had been born eight days earlier but spent his first six days of life in the hospital. He had contracted viral meningitis shortly after being born making the joy of his birth short-lived. His young, first-time parents hadn’t prepared for that possibility Continue reading