• What Are We Here For?

    Posted on October 4, 2015 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    What Are We Here For?  I stumbled upon a free showing of the movie “A Fault In Our Stars”. It’s a deep meditation on life and death, topics that have been at the forefront of my mind since the recent death of my father. Without going into the whole plot, at the end of the […]

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  • Psychotherapy? Ewww That Sounds Scary!

    Posted on September 19, 2015 by in Anxiety, Depression, grief and loss, Psychotherapist Rockville MD

      Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. Soren Kierkegaard Psychotherapy? Eww That Sounds Scary! After watching me tack my business card to the bulletin board at the healthy food store, the teenager carrying my groceries to the car asked me what I do. I’m a psychotherapist, I […]

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  • Power Shifts

    Posted on August 1, 2015 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    We live in a time of tremendous power shifts. Historical concepts of power–leader driven, exclusive, and hoarded by the few-think Kings of yore–have been on the decline since the French and American revolutions. New forms of power involving citizen participation are entering adolescence. Much like family dynamics shift as parents scramble for stability when teens […]

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  • Self Kindness

    Posted on July 25, 2015 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    Lately I’ve been meditating on kindness. I’m talking about kindness to self. How and when did you learn to treat yourself with kindness? Are you still learning this skill? I know I am! One way to exercise your self-kindness muscle is to notice how you feel. What do you notice when you race around accomplishing […]

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  • Surfing Chaos

    Posted on July 11, 2015 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    My everyday life is chaotic lately. I seem to be coping with chaos by, well, doing very little. This past Wednesday I spent most of the morning looking out the window, conserving energy for yet another move. I questioned how I could possibly write about vitality when window gazing is my activity du jour. As […]

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  • Independence

    Posted on July 3, 2015 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Thus begins the Declaration of Independence. What an extraordinary thing to do! To declare to your oppressor that you will […]

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  • Embrace The Shift

    Posted on June 27, 2015 by in Anxiety, Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    Embrace The Shift What do earthquakes in Alaska, the removal of Confederate flags from the shelves of Walmart, and the SCOTUS decision on gay marriage have in common? In a word, SHIFT. The geographic, social, and political structures that we think of as being so stable and certain are anything but. The energies involved in […]

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  • The Power of Play

    Posted on June 2, 2015 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    The Power of Play (Note to new readers: All subscribers to Vitality Weekly are invited to download a free meditation from my website. See link below.) Arnold J. Toynbee said, “The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.” Last Sunday at the Pathways Natural Living Expo we did just that as […]

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  • Being Like a Child

    Posted on June 1, 2015 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    When my grandson was about 5 months old I regularly played a game with him. I laid him on the floor on his back, placed my face over his, looked into his eyes and then ever so gently let my hair sweep over his face. He responded with an intake of breath that was akin […]

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  • The Longest Summer

    Posted on June 1, 2015 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    As we enter into a three day holiday weekend and look ahead to the longest possible summer, I invite you to think about the role of pleasure and leisure in your life. (That’s right, with an early Memorial Day and late Labor Day we are heading into a long summer.) For me summer is a […]

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