Civil War

It was early morning, driving to the gym in Corning on Rte. 414, sun rising, spreading its fingers over the fields to the left. My mind drifted for a moment, …

Who to Trust

“I almost called yesterday to see if you could squeeze me in,” Michelle (pseudonym) said, as she settled herself on the office couch.  “I think I had a PTSD episode …

First Blog; Birthday Blog

I awoke this morning surrounded by the presence and memory of my sister, Christine, who died seven weeks ago from a cancer that had gone underground for the better part …

What’s the Question

Ever since my car accident less than two weeks ago, I’ve thought often about what it means to me.  That may sound odd, but given the fact that I was …

Journeying to the Light

We had our fourteenth annual Memorial Conference last week in memory of our daughter Erin, focusing on the neurobiology of eating disorders and anxiety. The staff at the Nutrition Clinic …

Change as the Only Constant

“Mom, I need to tell you something,” my daughter Jocelyn said when she called as I was driving home through our little town, the week before Thanksgiving. Our main street …

From Shoulds to Coulds

During a recent session, one of my clients said, “I don’t know what I should do!”  It hadn’t occurred to her that there wasn’t a rule book or a “right …

Our Shadowy Side

Several weeks ago I watched a delightful movie, An Ideal Husband, which was a screen adaptation of an Oscar Wilde play.  As I reflected on what made it more meaningful …

Fanning the Flame

Andrew and I are scheduled to give a short talk on relationship to the local Rotary Club on Valentines Day.  As I’ve thought about what we want to say, my …