Shoveling Out

Shoveling out after the big storm of 2016 I had a lot of time to think about stuff. The work of shoveling out is kind of like dealing with a life problem. If I address the situation of the snow right away, it is still light, and easy to clear. It will take some work and commitment to go at it right away, but it will also take half the time, and even half the effort. Sometimes though, [...]

January 25th, 2016|Counseling, Inspiration|0 Comments

A Level Playing Field

A couple once told me that what they get out of couples counseling is "a level playing field." This was the husband's sense of it, and one that he really appreciated. Having a third person in the room who does not take sides, but who simply helps each person feel heard and understood as they talk can be a powerfully help. Simple and profound, nothing more than that. Some couples find that working out differences in public places, [...]

January 18th, 2016|Counseling|0 Comments