How about some REAL Peace this Year for the Holidays???

The Holidays are meant to be a Season of Joy and Goodwill. With the Season we get caught up in unpacking and decorating, cleaning and tidying, shopping, entertaining, parties, family dinners, food preparation. All while rushing about town in gridlocked traffic to picking up, delivering, and arriving. With regard to work and the office, there… Continue reading How about some REAL Peace this Year for the Holidays???

Why Relationships Fail…Templates of Beliefs and Perceptions

Ever wonder why you have relationship issues? When people get into relationships, there’s always the honeymoon period. Love, Passion. There’s this idealized form of love we have in our mind based in part of our own construct of what we witnessed as relationship modeling from our parents, and then add in our cultural, religious, and… Continue reading Why Relationships Fail…Templates of Beliefs and Perceptions

Finding Sanity: the Return of the Body of my Youth

There comes a point when you need SANITY. I had reached a point in my life where it was no longer mentally reasonable or wise use of time to continually focus and obsess over diets, counting calories, diet fads, diet extremes. I’ve had many patients who injured themselves pursuing seemingly innocuous fitness routines, have corrective… Continue reading Finding Sanity: the Return of the Body of my Youth

Clive Davis’ Dilemma: Whitney and Private Addiction

Clive Davis in promoting his upcoming biographical documentary, reveals his letter regarding his most famous client, Whitney Houston, where he pleads with Whitney that it’s time she got help. After attending the Michael Jackson 2001 tribute where Clive watched Whitney perform, he shares with her that when he got home he cried. He implores her… Continue reading Clive Davis’ Dilemma: Whitney and Private Addiction

Grief, Pain, Addiction, Substance Abuse: the Athlete.

Having a client in the UFC, I have been intently following the world of MMA fighting and recently read about the death earlier this month of UFC middle weight fighter Josh Samman. After being found unresponsive at his apartment, Samman died after being in a coma for 6 days. His friend Troy Kirkingburg was also… Continue reading Grief, Pain, Addiction, Substance Abuse: the Athlete.

The Movie Extra: The Drama of Overplaying our Emotional Pain

I recently was asked to be an “Extra” in a movie being filmed here in Washington, DC. I was in the “background” as a media/press cameraman but I had no idea as to what, where, how the scene fit into the movie. As you know these movies are not shot in any particular order, but… Continue reading The Movie Extra: The Drama of Overplaying our Emotional Pain