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The Importance of Military Culture in Caring for Veterans

The Hero on a Pedestal? American culture tends to either place veterans on a pedestal or pathologize them. Civilians leading care efforts for veterans do not fully understand the…

5 Things You Can Do to Create Connection

Relationship cycle Early in a relationship we feel all of the chemical flush of serotonin and dopamine that draws us together. When this begins to wear off, we slip…

Being a Couples Therapist Has Taught Me About Friendship

Friendships provide us with support, a sense of belonging, and even increased longevity. But they also require work. Friendships oftentimes take just as much emotional labor as a romantic…

Surviving or Thriving?

Survival By survival, I mean our default wiring that is always scanning the horizon for cues or signals of danger. It could be as minor as an autonomic uh-oh….

Imago on the Spectrum

Practicing what I Preach More than any other work I’ve done, being an Imago therapist means practicing what I preach. Throughout the training/certification process and beyond, Imago clinicians are…

Dream Relationship Checklist

Surviving or Thriving What if there was a checklist of things we could do to have our DREAM relationship? Dreaming, envisioning, aspiring, these are invitations to curiosity, hope, and…

GROWING UP: THE JOURNEY TO ADULTHOOD

Adolescence: From Dependence to Independence Growing up is exhausting work. As a teenager, I remember feeling like my world revolved around my social life. How I looked, what I…

Widow Support Group

A Source of Comfort Losing a spouse is an emotionally devastating experience that can leave widows feeling overwhelmed and isolated. During such a challenging time, support groups can provide…

Waiting for the other relationship shoe to drop

Last week, I caught up with my college best friend, who I hadn’t spoken with in a few months. During our phone call, she was telling me about her…

Loving Again

Love is a remarkable and complex emotion that can take us on unexpected journeys. It has the power to transform our lives, presenting us with new opportunities for growth…

Welcoming a New Baby, a Multi-Generational Perspective

A grandmother’s thoughts: A Leap of Faith My daughter, Alison and her husband, Tom, just had a baby girl. She was born a month premature and is now about…

Divorce/Breakup: Unveiling the Benefits of a Support Group

You never imagine that you would break up the once blissful and loving relationship. The happily ever after was in your forever.  After a series of events, you find…