Tags archives: family counseling

  • What is your anxiety cutting you off from in your life?

  • When I was 11 years old and began to experience traumatic grief from the death of my mom from breast cancer after a five-year battle -- my anxiety manifested itself in the form of stuttering. And stuttering, or my fear of making a fool of myself in front of my classmates cut me off from many aspects of life. It cut me off from participating in the joy of reading out loud in class (something [...]
  • Four possibilities that your anxiety could be a symptom of?

  • Did you know that anxiety is the most common mental illness in the United States for people age 18 and over? Or that affects 40 million adults (18% of the US population)? Did you know that only 1/3 of people who struggle with anxiety actually get help? And that women are 2x as likely to be affected?   Those are some staggering statistics, and just some of the information that I shared [...]
  • Be the 'Life-Giving' Man That You and Others Deserve

  • Are you a 'life-giving' man? That is a question that I am often asked. It's a term that I began to talk about in my last book, What it Means to be a Man. But I've begun to explore it more fully in the last 6 months and it is the focus of my online program for men. I've learned a lot, and the 6 men who just finished my course taught me a lot. If you are interested in becoming a 'life-givi[...]
  • Parenting with the Brain in Mind (Our Kid's and Ours)

  • Last week I began a blog series exploring my experimentation with the parenting philosophy found in the book, The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind. And by experimentation, I mean using the ideas in the book in both my own parenting of my two children who are ages 6 and 3, and in helping the parents I work with in my counseling practice and in m[...]
  • Tranforming Your Anxiety: Boundaries and Living Within Your Limits

  • A few weeks ago I spoke to college students at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. I love speaking to and working with college students. It's such an amazing time of life...so many opportunities and roads to journey down, but also lots of fear and anxiety over which possibility to choose and which road to journey on. It's a perfect collision of feeling excited and scared at the same ti[...]