The Imago Dialogue: Ping Pong & Egg Toss

Over the month of June, I will provide a series of blogs on the Imago Dialogue.  The first blog will introduce the dialogue, and the following three will detail its steps – mirroring, validation, and empathy.  The dialogue is a powerful communication tool that can transform your...
Read More →

Marriage Preparation Goes Until Your Fifth Anniversary

Marriage preparation is too often thought of as a list of things to do in order to walk down the aisle.   The reality is the day of your wedding is not an ending, but a beginning.   So you’re preparing not just for a day of great celebration but for a lifetime together.   Sadly,...
Read More →

Four Questions to Start Your Year

The holiday lights have been taken down.  The ball has dropped and Mariah Carey has, well, performed.  The Christmas season is over.  Even the college football bowl games are done.   This can only mean one thing – the new year is officially upon us.  It’s time then to separate...
Read More →

Technoference & Connectology

“When you invent the ship, you also invent the shipwreck.” – Paul Virilo For all the advances in technology that gives us more ways to communicate, we have never been more alone.  The technology itself is wonderful, yet it can also be very isolating.  The challenge becomes to use...
Read More →

Radical Acceptance

In The Bridge of Spies, American lawyer James B. Donovan (Tom Hanks) is recruited to defend captured Russian spy, Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance).  At a downturn in the trial which could send Abel to the electric chair, and seeing Abel’s ever-present calm demeanor, Donovan turns to...
Read More →

Saying “Thank You” is key to a happy marriage

We often hear the wisdom to “Simplify.”  Well here’s one simple practice to put into your Valentine’s Day gift bag. In Imago, expressions of appreciation are an important part of the work.  Couple sessions typically begin and end with such expressions...
Read More →

What’s Your Word of the Year?

It’s time to separate the pretenders from the contenders.  Those whose New Year’s Resolutions are already gathering dust from those who are serious about their commitments for 2016.  Let me encourage you to put yourself in that latter group (even if you’re noticing some dust) and...
Read More →

How Healthy is Your Lifestyle?

The demands of daily life often interferes with good self care. Nevertheless, we need proper attention to our body, mind and soul if we want to be healthy. Give yourself a quick Lifestyle Check-Up… see what you can feel good about, and what needs a little attention....
Read More →

A Game Plan for Sound Sleep

A Game Plan for Sound Sleep “Why can’t I just get a good night of sleep?”    I hear this question quite frequently in my practice, and I know I’m not alone.   A survey by the National Sleep Foundation found that 60% of Americans reported having sleep problems almost every night,...
Read More →
12