5 Ways to Overcome Unexpected Change

“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” –Alexander Graham Bell Sometimes life unexpectedly throws a new obstacle in our path. Often it’s a loss – a...

Traveling Towards Vulnerability

“Vulnerability awakens our senses. When we feel vulnerable, we tend to pay attention more. This feeling forces us to never go on autopilot. It opens our hearts to what is.” -Elizabeth Aspen As children, our identity and self-esteem are formed in response to our...

How Men Benefit from Psychotherapy

Although gender equality is on the rise, men are still reared and socialized differently than women. Women are nurtured to have and express feelings. Conventionally, men were raised that expression or acknowledgement of feelings is a feminine characteristic and...

The Two Steps to Lifelong Happiness

I believe that people have an instinctual desire to lead happy, fulfilling lives. In my TEDx talk below I define happiness as “a feeling of wholeness, and deep fulfillment with one’s life.” And, I believe that happiness is our birthright. Not because we “deserve” it,...