Softer Eyes: Vol. 2

Welcome to the second installment of my blog, Softer Eyes. In my first posting, I described the concept of Softer Eyes. In essence, Softer Eyes refers to the ability to view our partner through a compassionate, benevolent lens. When most couples present for couples therapy, they are hurt and understandably angry with their partner. While…

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Fears and Phobias Are Readily Treatable

What are you afraid of? Flying? Public speaking? Heights? These are among the more common fears or phobias. Less common fears can cover a wide range of objects, animals and social situations such as fear of driving or fear of death. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that about 9% of adults are affected…

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Coming Out on Your Own Terms

Public attitudes toward homosexuality have changed decidedly in the last twenty years. The rapidity of the shift toward greater tolerance of homosexual behavior across all religious and political groups – with younger people leading the way – is evidenced most dramatically in the growing acceptance of same-sex marriage. While there are likely many reasons for…

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SOFTER EYES: Volume 1

Welcome to the first installment of my new blog, Softer Eyes. I very much appreciate your taking the time to check it out, and I hope that the concept of Softer Eyes will be both meaningful and useful to you in your personal and professional relationships. For those of you who may not be aware,…

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About Alzheimer’s Disease

It is estimated that as many as 5.1 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease.  The number is escalating in line with the aging population; the first baby boomers began turning 65 in 2011. Advanced age is the greatest risk factor, with the incidence of the disease doubling every five years between 65 and 95. Every year…

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Dating after Divorce: Tips for Parents

There are few family events more difficult or disruptive for children than divorce. Children are invariably confused and frightened by the threat to their security, parents try to do everything they can to provide stability and reassure the children that they both will continue to love them and provide for their well-being. But then, some…

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Hypnosis: What You Don’t Know

Many people have very limited knowledge and faulty understanding of hypnosis. Everyone has seen nightclub or television acts in which a hypnotist induces a trance-like state in a group of audience members and then uses the power of suggestion to have them do his bidding, often to entertaining effect. Most people have also heard about…

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