The Juicy Living Blog
Holding Court: We Need More Men Like Coach Nichols!
Holding Court: We Need More Men Like Coach Nichols! Tonight I went to my son’s spring basketball banquet. It was mostly what you’d expect from a high school event like this. Perfunctory speeches from coaches who are mostly reluctant public speakers, awkward teen-age boys wearing [...]
Are You Analyzing Me?
I’ve been asked this many times as I’ve been dating. It’s an understandable question once people know that I am a psychotherapist. That is in essence what I do for a living. I analyze people. I’ve learned to respond with “Yes! And I hope you’re [...]
Bully-Proofing your Child
Bully-Proofing your Child Bully-proofing your child has nothing to do with the bullies. Nothing. No-thing. It’s all about YOUR child. It’s about raising a resilient child. How does one do that in a society riddled with political correctness? In this climate of your words [...]
Breaking Bad to Breaking Normal
Breaking Bad to Breaking Normal Helping parents effectively cope with the dangers our kids face today Topics: Normalizing the truth about parenting today The use of Drugs, Alcohol, Pills and Sexual Misconduct are oftentimes symptoms of a larger issue The difference between Real [...]
Minimizing, Mitigating and Marginalizing Ourselves with Every Day Speech!
Minimizing, Mitigating and Marginalizing Ourselves with Every Day Speech! "Kinda", "sorta", "maybe", "I guess" and "I don't know" are just some of the phrases that punctuate the stories I hear each week in my practice. It grabbed my attention one day recently, when I heard [...]
How to Talk to Your Child About Sex and Love
How to Talk to Your Child About Sex and Love A friend and colleague of mine and I had a few minutes to connect between clients one afternoon and I remember relaying some brief story that my 12 year-old son and I had been [...]
General Examples of Being Loving
General Examples of Being Loving We all share the goal of being more loving to our partner, but most of us don’t have a clue what that would look like. Here are some situations people had and how they could be more loving. If you want [...]
Bleeding to Death
Bleeding to Death We’ve all known people who endlessly complain that we haven’t done enough for them. It doesn’t matter to them if we’re doing our best. They still want more, and then we feel guilty for not satisfying their needs or demands. Why would we [...]