January 2016


Are You Attracting or Pushing Away Love?

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in Columns

Love is more easily experienced than defined. Google said that the question: “What is love?” is one of its most popular searches. I like how philosopher Julian Baggini defines love: “Love is not one thing. Love for parents, partners, children, neighbor, God and so on…

“Youth” and “Spotlight”

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in Columns

I rarely mention movies on this website, but, recently, I saw two very powerful movies that I heartily recommend:  “Youth” is an amazing, somewhat surreal movie set at a health spa for wealthy people. Jane Fonda, Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel and Paul Dano give wonderful…

How a hook-up can open your heart

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in Columns

What happens when you meet someone through a sexual experience and then discover that there might be more…much more. How do you turn sex into love? Or can you? As a psychotherapist, I encourage my clients to see a good relationship as a marriage (pun…