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Develop Gratitude
Check out Dr. Randy Kamen on HuffPost Live, giving guidance on the best ways to develop gratitude. Read Post


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Self-Talk and Self-Compassion
We talk to ourselves constantly throughout the day. It is believed by some researchers that we have between 12,000 and 50,000 plus thoughts every day — although this has not been validated in the research. Regardless of the exact number of thoughts that parade through our minds each day — when we tune in, we are all too aware of their presence….Read Post


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The Fantasy of Perfection
Growing up with an imperfect early-childhood experience opened the gateway to an active inner life. This involved vivid fantasies about what my world could be once I escaped the tyranny of my youth. When I wasn’t caught in the shadows, I envisioned having great happiness, a wonderful marriage, a beautiful home and overall success…Read Post


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My Journey Toward Gratitude

Having grown up in an environment lacking in kindness and support, my exposure to gratitude was greatly limited. Thankfulness was not only lacking in my emotional repertoire but there were times when I wanted to check out and not feel much of anything at all. Read Post

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Stories of Gratitude

Dr. Randy Kamen joins HuffPost Live to explain what people can do to help them find gratitude.



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How Self Love Gave Me the Strength to Overcome Life’s Challenges

Some background about my younger self: As a teenager and throughout my twenties, life was profoundly challenging. Anxiety and fear ruthlessly claimed those years. No one to guide or help me understand…Read Post



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The Transformative Power of Gratitude

Over a decade ago, Carolyn’s father’s died of traumatic injuries suffered in a car accident. Subsequently, her mother was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. This diagnosis left Carolyn…Read Post


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A Glimpse at The MA Conference for Women

The 10th Anniversary of the Massachusetts Conference for Women celebrated those whose work creates positive change and empowers women and young girls. Women came together for personal and professional growth…Read Post


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Good Enough is the New Perfect

When I first met Molly for a psychotherapy consultation, she struck me as an intelligent, highly ambitious woman and a thoughtful and caring mother. Molly’s identity seemed to be tied primarily to her work life of 20 plus years. She…Read Post

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Fantasy Life Morphs into True Connection

Jessica, a 36-year-old homemaker, found herself more than occasionally having sexual fantasies about men other than Sam, her husband of seven years. She hated herself for this and felt a deep sense of shame and betrayal. Jessica would tell herself next time it will be different, but for her to…Read Post

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The 5 Keys to the Death of Perfect

Linda, a 42-year-old attorney with two young boys, felt guilt and disappointment both on the job and at home. She never quite felt that she was where she needed to be at any given time. For all of her significant accomplishments, she often ended up feeling like a failure as… Read Post


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8 Strategies to Create More Love in Your Life
Michelle, a 30-something attorney, speaks frequently about struggles in her relationships with her women friends and boyfriend of two years, Kyle. While kind and generous in many ways, Michelle emanates an edginess with hints of anger, which inadvertently pushes the people in her life away, especially the ones she loves….Read Post


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The 10 Secrets to Making Lasting Change

For many of us, the ritual of making resolutions for the new year comes from a deep place within about what we want most in our lives. Lasting change and getting what we long for in life comes from a sustained vision of our goals and dreams. Mostly, we… Read Post

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A Compelling Argument About Why Women Need Friendships

Our sensory world has been altered by headphone-attached iPods, Droids, cell phones, laptops and virtual offices. Personal connection and relationships have arguably been sacrificed on the altar of technological efficiency. As Robert J. Putnam revealed in his groundbreaking book of more than a decade ago, Bowling Alone, covering nearly 500,000…Read Post

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Cultivate Gratitude During a Crisis
How do we feel grateful in the aftermath of devastation? Hurricane Sandy came hurling to the Northeast region leaving relentless flooding, loss of power for millions, billions of dollars in damaged homes and businesses, and lost lives. But so many that have faced the ravages of Sandy have also been…Read Post


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The Power of Forgiveness
Forgiveness transforms anger and hurt into healing and peace. Forgiveness can help you overcome feelings of depression, anxiety, and rage, as well as personal and relational conflicts. It is about making the conscious decision to let go of a grudge. Why would anyone want to forgive someone who has wronged…Read Post