Children long for significance and belonging

What do …an adorable baby, …a teen with attitude, …an exhausted working parent …and a fragile nursing home resident have in common? To start with they are all human. And like all of us they have deep longings for love, security, understanding, significance and belonging. These basic emotional needs form the foundation of relationships across… Read more »

Beware social media health hazards

Warning. Social media may be hazardous to your health. The health of your marriage that is. Start with what Facebook does so well. Connecting you to old friends. When those old friends are ex-girlfriends or boyfriends, high school sweethearts or college heart throbs – reconnecting may be the first step toward a marital crisis. Ditto… Read more »

How Does Your Garden Grow?

We humans, like spring flowers and summer gardens, are hardwired for growth. The early decades of life are characterized by luxuriant growth as goals are pursued, ambitions formed and challenges conquered. Think of the phenomenal growth in a healthy baby’s first year. The transformations as toddlers acquire language and muscle control. The delight as they… Read more »