A Birthday Lesson: The Gift Of Asking For Help

A Birthday Lesson: The Gift Of Asking For Help

Birthdays haven’t been about candles, or even gifts, for a long time. They are more like markers for introspection. And this week, I celebrated my 61st birthday. I have written about leaning into aging – about finding the courage it takes to not focus on...
What Are You Teaching Your Daughter About Her Body?

What Are You Teaching Your Daughter About Her Body?

Sometimes, something hits a nerve. Last year, I read Anne Parris’ post on Midlife Boulevard. She offered this Dove commercial for discussion, highlighting the unintentional messages about body image that mothers give daughters. It shocked me. The subject? Moms...
5 Essentials of Healing After An Affair

5 Essentials of Healing After An Affair

I got a call from a TV reporter after the infamous “blue dress” incident during Clinton’s presidency. He wanted to do an interview about the likelihood that the Clintons would break-up. I started smiling. “If most couples didn’t make it...
Why Tell Anyone If You Were Abused As A Child? Six Reasons.

Why Tell Anyone If You Were Abused As A Child? Six Reasons.

There are some stories I hear as a therapist I would never repeat. Not only because of confidentiality. Because I don’t want someone else, who has not been listening and learning for 20 years, to have to cope with the horror of how parents can abuse their...
One Man. Talking About His Life. With Depression.

One Man. Talking About His Life. With Depression.

“I’m ready to tell my story. It’s time.” That’s what I heard from Stuart Walker, owner of Clubhaus Fitness, a tall, muscular guy with a boisterous laugh and incredibly busy schedule. He knew I was researching Perfectly Hidden Depression....