March 27, 2019

How to ask for what you want and get it. It's fast, it's simple, and it works!

It is truly amazing that, in a world full of words, we are baffled by communication problems in our homes. But here is one skill you can

learn and use today that will solve your communication...

Othering 101: What Is “Othering”?

By “othering”, we mean any action by which an individual or group becomes mentally classified in somebody’s mind as “not one of us”. Rather than always remembering that every person is a complex bundle of emotions, ideas, motivations, r...

January 3, 2019

How to be a successful couple in Redondo Beach: 10 weeks to a happier marriage that works.

One of my favorite things that Tara Mohr ever composed is her "How to Recognize Your Calling." I quote it here in its entirety, so you and I can both have it readily available . Print it out and put it on your refrigerator.

How do you recognize a calling? Look for one o...

December 23, 2016

In this week's' issue of The New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell blows the whistle on the not-too-distant future of "RoboNations." (My invented word for a world where at least two thirds of the value added in a product or service is created by a machine. ) Gladwell's mind, as...

September 4, 2016

Do we take time to touch our children, our friends, our pets (they probably insist on it...). Check out this perspective from my friend Helen at Serve the Goddess. What about five minutes of Touch Time every day, maybe during the no #screentime hours. For every one in...

August 22, 2016

I hate it when the kids go #back-to-school. Suddenly, I have no excuse to be lazy and let them make their own PB&J's. So here are three tricks I use to tune myself up for MUCH busier life that starts before summer even ends...

FIrst, we "vacation-ize" our "normal" lives...

August 19, 2016

Teenagers have discovered mindfulness. In middle and high school campuses, guided mindfulness groups are improving relationships and executive functioning (that means better grades...) It is so stressful being a teenager. Not only do we have to prepare ourselves for th...

February 5, 2016

Remember the days when there was a closet that gay and lesbian people had to live in? When transgender was a distinctly weird and not acceptable concept? When bisexuality was the worst of all worlds?


That was not that long ago. Young beautiful men died by the tens of t...

December 23, 2015

So many of our patients have family in other countries, or may have been born there them selves, especially in Mexico and Central America. We work with French people, Italians, Brits, people from St. Martin, the Dominican Republic, and many more. We know that mental he...

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