Why Can’t I Sleep?

So many of my clients (and friends) complain about poor sleep or lack of sleep.  Why do so many of us not sleep long, well and [...]

Making major life changes

Dear Michael: I am a 19-year-old, newly-out lesbian who is moving to NYC for college, and I am scared shitless.  I?ve lived in SD all [...]

Porn Detox

photo courtesy of Cin2 underwear To detox is to eliminate poisons from our system. Too much “junk sex”, like too much junk food, [...]

Fighting Fair

Sometimes I wonder: Why do we fight, argue or disagree? We want our way. We want to be right. We want to get something. Are [...]

Keeping Your Relationship Good

You meet someone you like.  You go out (or hang out) for a while.  You get to know each other.  It’s going well.  Before you know it, you’re in [...]

Codependence And Caretaking

Dear Michael: My elderly parents live in Cleveland. So far, they’ve been okay, but lately my dad’s health is shaky and my mom’s mental state [...]

7 Steps Toward A Happier You

I am always interested in learning something new about how to have a happier, healthier, more peaceful and prosperous life. As a psychotherapist, I share [...]

When Food Is Your Best Friend

Dear Michael: I am 32 years old, 5’6” and I weigh 210 pounds.  I’ve weighed this much most of my adult life.  Why?  I love to eat.  Food is [...]

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