• Coronavirus shopping: Why your brain makes you hoard and how to fix it

    Just a few weeks ago as many of us were doing life as usual, it seemed as if the stability of our world was fairly certain. The economy was roaring. The stock market was strong. Everything seemed steady. Unremarkable. Predictable. Then, a new strain of coronavirus called COVID-19 changed everything. In a matter of one Continue Reading

  • The Zone

    It was June of 1992 and the Portland Trailblazers were pulling ahead of the Chicago Bulls in game 1 of the NBA Championship. As a Bulls fan, I was flat out nervous because it seemed as if the game was slipping away from my team. Coach Phil Jackson called a time-out to inspire his Bulls to Continue Reading

  • “Why Me?”

    Over the years, I’ve seen an incredibly diverse collection of issues and problems of living that my clients encounter daily. We live in a broken world and the amount of pain that people experience is truly staggering at times. Divorce, the loss of a job, the betrayal of a lover, the list of things that Continue Reading

  • Hope for a New Year

    It’s hard to find a more hopeful time of the year than the Christmas season. We are all just different in the four weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. People spend more time with family, smile more often at total strangers while shopping at the mall, and even sing hopeful Christmas songs at any given Continue Reading

  • Practical Gratitude

    It’s Thanksgiving, which means we all have a chance to step back from the chaos of the daily grind and express gratitude for the many blessings of our life. The practice of gratitude has been studied by psychologists for years and this body of research shows that being grateful can increase the quality of your Continue Reading

  • Sheepdog Program

    Veterans and first responders are a special breed. They are driven to do extraordinary things in incredibly stressful situations all because they are passionate about doing what many among us are not willing to do: protect and serve at all costs. In the process, many are exposed to trauma most people cannot fathom. Usually, they Continue Reading

  • Anxiety and Worry

    We planned our first trip to Disney World as parents with great intention. Having grown up near Orlando I always felt an affinity for the most Magical Place on Earth and it was important that my little boy had an awesome introduction to the parks that would allow him to truly appreciate the “Disney Experience”. Continue Reading

  • Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing

    I finished up the session with Connor, my 9 year old client, and walked out into the waiting room to meet with his mother.  I updated her on how the treatment was going (he was struggling with intense anxiety and panic attacks), and then pulled out my blackberry to make another appointment.  Connor’s mother quickly Continue Reading