Ask most mental health providers why you’re depressed, anxious, anorexic, addicted to drugs, or struggling with most any psychological problem and they’ll likely tell you one of the following: it’s your brain, biology, genetics, upbringing, race, society, relationships, the media, God, or some combination of these. What you’ll consistently find missing from these explanations is […]
When you hear the word “selfishness” what comes to mind? Things like: only thinking of yourself, lying, cheating, stealing, or doing whatever you feel like? Do you think anything positive? For most, the answer is a resounding “No.” But, are lying, cheating, etc. really selfish, i.e., in your rational and long-term self-interest? If not, what […]
Along with advice from a mother-in-law, financial planner, and other brides-to-be sages, I was invited to provide some words of wisdom in Modern Luxury’s San Francisco Brides Magazine. What would YOUR advice be?
You’re feeling extremely angry, sad, anxious, or excited. You know these are emotions, but do you know what causes them? To most people, emotions are a mystery, or at best, confusing. When I ask my clients what emotions are and where they come from, they usually give me a blank stare, and then say something […]