Does is sometimes feel like life isn’t working for you the way you had always imagined? Sheila, a woman I’ve been working with for several months discovered that her husband had been cheating on her on and off over the years. Only after she discovered … Read more
Jane grew up in a family in which her parents fought constantly. Father was successful, narcissistic and dominating and mother was kind, compassionate but mostly played the role of ‘doormat.’ Jane’s position was the middle child and she grew up seeing fighting between her mother … Read more
What keeps you from getting the love and intimacy you want in life? Dianne, a lovely, soft spoken school teacher of twenty five years, came to see me when she first sensed the disconnect in her marriage of thirty years. Ken, Dianne’s husband was a … Read more
Do you sometimes find yourself trying to figure out your life’s purpose? According to the Lakota Sioux language the word for searching for one’s vision translates to “Crying for a Dream.” I’d like to tell you about Jackie who had a successful career running a … Read more
Sophie’s two children recently launched and were establishing themselves in another state. The children were doing well although at times she ached to see them more. Sophie immersed herself in her work yet she felt a gnawing sense of emptiness. For the first time in … Read more
This week I got asked by a client, “How do I stick to the changes I’m working so hard to make?” I thought this would be great to address in my next email to you. Do you struggle with making lasting changes that you know … Read more
What do your most intimate relationships feel like? A couple came in to see me recently, clearly feeling likely they were headed for divorce. I observed the way they spoke to each other. They seldom made eye contact and when they did it was with … Read more
When the last child is about to leave home—or he or she has already moved you—you might experience some mixed emotions. ‘Empty nest syndrome’ isn’t a clinical diagnosis, but it does indicate that the parents or guardians are significantly impacted by feelings of loss and … Read more
Click to watch and learn about juggling the multiple demands of caregiving and how to utilize tools for self-help in the Dr. Randy Kamen series “Strategies to Spark Your Week.” Enjoy and share!
People often see me because of their struggles with stress that can show itself as anxiety, depression, irritability, frustration, or guilt. Guilt is a big problem for so many of us juggling work, family, and self-care and these competing demands often feel daunting. It’s impossible to feel good about it all at once.