Couples and Communication: Listen Up!

Couples and Communication: Listen Up!

Invariably when couples come to me for counseling, one of the areas where they need support is in listening to each other. Studies have shown that people think they are better listeners than they actually are. You may believe you are listening to your partner, but if...
The Power of Words

The Power of Words

Words are powerful tools of creation. One of the meanings of the Hebrew word “dvr” or “davra” is “the spoken word”. We find the word “davra” used in the Old Testament, in the first chapter of Genesis. “And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light…”...
Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is not a new concept. References to mindfulness can be found in many religions and philosophies over the past 2,500 years. Mindfulness made its way into contemporary culture in the 1960s in large part through Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk...