Facing Those Difficult Tasks…

We all do it. We convince ourselves that filing our tax return or planning that career move can wait until tomorrow or next week or next month. We bury our heads in the sand waiting for the right time, knowing that the right time is usually right now. We beat ourselves up because of it knowing that the…

Child Abuse : An Unforgivable Crime

Children are suffering from a hidden epidemic of child abuse and neglect. Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States alone involving more than 6 million children (a report can include multiple children). The United States has one of the worst records among industrialized nations – losing…

SAD… More Than The Winter Blues

Drizzly rain, dark clouds and that nip in the air. It is late summer/early fall in northern Europe. One could think that we are hurtling towards winter like a freight train. With the annual moving of the clocks only weeks away, the shorter days are upon us. Realistically there is a good chance that the…

Suicide: A Personal Story

“Did you really want to die?” “No one commits suicide because they want to die.” “Then why do they do it?” “Because they want to stop the pain.” Tiffanie DeBartolo…How to kill a Rock Star As a psychologist, I have been involved with patients who have, at some time in their lives, thought seriously about…

On Being A Father…

Being on holiday, I have had some exclusive time with my near two year old, Ryan. With my wife being away on a seminar, we have spent two quality days together. This is very important to me and one can see that it is important for him too. It is also a far cry from…