The White Envelope

As told by Nancy W. Gavin. It’s just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past ten years or so. It all began because my husband Mike...

How To Combat Distraction, Routine And Busyness

Reposted from the archives. Life is full of distraction. Everywhere you look something’s vying for your attention. Take your kids to school, ride the train to work, log onto the Internet and you’ll see things aimed at taking your money, focus, and time....

Check out your landscape

If you are at all like me, there are times in life when I take a break a examine the landscape of my life. This used to not happen too often because, I’m afraid to admit, I was scared to find the answer. What if all I was working towards wound up being...

How Did I Get Here?

Are there times when you wonder how married life unfolded to this point? Or how you sex life became routine or non-existent? Times when you’re completely perplexed by someone you love treating you the way they do? Know this: Things in relationship don’t evolve the way...

No Excuse

One thing I repeatedly encounter as a marriage and family therapist is couples in emotional crisis. It’s common for my clients to come into sessions pretty worked up. Or to almost lose it during session due to the intensity we can reach at times. Oftentimes,...