Obviously, an affair is destructive because it is sex with someone other than your spouse, right! Well, hold on there for a moment. Yes, sex with another person is devastating, but you didn’t get there immediately, there are more insidious issues beneath the surface. Researchers and clinicians have long studied what makes marriages work, and [...] Read More
One of the most vital and life giving threads of the human experience is deeply connected relationships. These relationships require trust to grow, and without these relationships we suffer from depression, anxiety, fear, fatigue, hopelessness and more. Disrupting our Connection You will know if you have ever spent a major holiday alone just how crucial [...] Read More
A few nights ago I decided to put my mind, body and emotions to the limit. I decided to watch the double overtime game (that lasted until midnight pacific time) of the Oregon Ducks against California. I just knew that if I didn’t see the end of that game, I would have regretted sleeping, waking [...] Read More
People laugh about being addicted to shopping after a day at the mall, and it’s usually taken as a simple joke among friends. Unfortunately, many people do suffer from this rarely discussed compulsion. In fact, shopping addiction affects an estimated 18 million people across the U.S. Shopping addicts make purchases compulsively, and they may feel [...] Read More
The 1980s provided a clear message about drugs to all parents: Just say no! However, today’s drug landscape is far more complex, with conflicting messages about alcohol, tobacco, opiates and marijuana coming from various sources. Recently, business magnate Richard Branson thrust this issue into the spotlight. How? By stating that if kids are going to [...] Read More
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