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Eye-To-Eye, or Screen-To-Screen?

Quick – how many friends do you have? No, don’t just include your bosom buddies, or long-time loyal shoulders-to-cry-on; how many friends, in the real, and the virtual world? If you’re like most of us, then you probably will need time and a calculator to add them all...

What Do Selfies Do to Our Experiences?

I just returned from a moving and enlightening trip to Peru, visiting the Andes, Machu Pichu, and the Sacred Valley. Everywhere we went I was awestruck by the beauty of a culture and people who had to work intimately with nature to preserve their history and arts....

Divorce: Survey Reveals the Good in the Bad

For many, divorce is the final act—there’s no going back. In fact, 80 percent of divorced people say they feel like they got a second chance after divorce—a fresh start. But for others, divorce offers potential for a repeat encore. A recent poll indicates that about...

The Gift of Forgiveness Benefits All

Now that the holidays are over and the weather has turned to winter cold, January is the perfect month for mindfulness and reflection. This month, I would like to look at one small aspect of being mindful – that of forgiveness. How do we begin? First, we need to...

Ashley Madison

Five years ago, a couple walked into my office with a crisis – the husband’s infidelity. This was not unusual for me as a family therapist. What was a first in my practice, was that “Ashley Madison” was the other woman! Since then, Ashley Madison has generated...