Sexual Addiction


The term “sexual addiction” describes those who engage in persistent and escalating patterns of sexual behaviors despite increasingly negative consequences to self or others. Sexual addiction affects woman as well as men. The sex addict feels compelled to act out sexually. The addicts themselves (male or female) may not be able to understand why they …

Depression and Anxiety: Emotional Management


Alternatives in all fields are coming forward! Transformational Life Coaching is finding an audience with those who are dissatisfied with the medical model of mental health approaches.

Don’t Try to Cheer Your Partner Up ~ Gottman Marriage Minute


Whenever someone is upset or sad, our natural response may be to try and cheer that person up. But that can be problematic in a romantic relationship. The tricky part with empathy is that it isn't about trying to lift your partner's, or anyone's, spirits. It's about validating the emotions that they feel, and understanding …

After Discharge, now what?


Alternatives in all fields are coming forward! Transformational Life Coaching is finding an audience with those who are dissatisfied with the medical model of mental health approaches.

Taking a Break from Marriage?


One of my most memorable clients to work with! Not all situations work out as well as this one has, results vary from couple to couple, depending upon many factors. Clue ~ client learned to understand and love self first! (Confidentiality restricts any names or descriptions to give away this couple.) "I was so happy …

Recovery Does Not End After Discharge!


Alternatives in all fields are coming forward! Transformational Life Coaching is finding an audience with those who are dissatisfied with the medical model of mental health approaches.

Transformational Life Coaching, what is it?


Alternatives in all fields are coming forward! Transformational Life Coaching is finding an audience with those who are dissatisfied with the medical model of mental health approaches.

The magic of the six-second kiss ~ Gottman Marriage Minute


Dr. John Gottman has an interesting bit of advice for couples. He says, "Don't leave home without a kiss that lasts six seconds." Kissing does wonders for you; it releases oxytocin, which makes you feel a sense of comfort and bonding, and dopamine, which activates your brain's reward center. Those butterflies in your stomach? They come from epinephrine and …

Fondness and admiration will overcome contempt ~ Gottman Marriage Minute


We've discovered four harmful behaviors that predict divorce with over 90% accuracy. The worst of these behaviors—and the biggest predictor of divorce—is contempt. Contempt arises from a sense of superiority over your partner. It's a form of disrespect. Unlike criticism, which is usually about something they did, contempt is an attack on their personality. Contempt shows up as sarcasm, …

How well do you know your partner? ~ Gottman Marriage Minute


In the Sound Relationship House, you'll notice that the very first level is "Build Love Maps." This means intimately knowing your partner's world. The interesting thing about Love Maps is that it's more about friendship than romance. You and your partner, at the most basic level, should be great friends who know each other well. If you feel …