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For Individuals, Couples & Families by ICS Inc.

Articles from Psychology Today

Our articles from Psychology Today. Contact us about advice on any of the topics.

  • 09/14/11: What Is My Life's Purpose? - Creativity as a Way of Life
    "It feels like a silent storm inside of me. Am I crazy? Is this a midlife crisis? Am I being immature and selfish? I just feel like something is missing in my life. I want excitement and purpose. Will I regret it if I don't take another path and ex... read more
  • 08/07/11: Will Your Empty Nest Be Boomeranged? - Creativity as a Way of Life
    The term empty nest trivializes the painful… Continue reading

Marriage – Separate but Living Together

Living Apart but Together

Why do couples continue to live together even though they are separated or considering divorce? Some couples find that they want ‘space’ from each other and decide to live together (stay in their current home) while they start marriage counseling or wait for the divorce to go through.

This decision is based on many variables. Sometimes the couple can’t decide who should leave the home or they may want their children to remain in their current school district.

Some couples have a sizeable home with a substantial mortgage payment. They decide to share the home… Continue reading

Reduce Your Anxiety with Diet Changes

Anxiety is very prevalent right now. But many of my clients don’t want to rely on a prescription medication to treat their symptoms.  Research shows a change in  your diet may help.

There are many types of anxiety such as feelings of fear, worry and uneasiness. Each one is usually generalized and unfocused as an overreaction to a situation that is actually minimally stressful.

Assessment and Treatment Methods

The first thing I do when seeing a new client is an interview to determine family symptoms and coping strategies. Next, I administer questionnaires to determine the… Continue reading

Is Your Life Out of Balance?

Does your life need balancing? Is exercise part of your life balancing routine? Balance is what I believe is one of the most important things in life. Not extreme exercising or weight loss programs or changes in any area in your life but gradual and enjoyable movement toward balance.

In his book, The 20 Minute Break, Dr. Ernest Rossi tells you how to recognize your natural rhythms so you can avoid stress and learn how to maximize your performance and health.

If you continue to ignore your need to take a break you can experience more and more… Continue reading

Honesty and Intimacy

‘How can you have intimacy without hearts speaking to each other?’ — Rumi

How is it possible to have intimacy with anyone without speaking from your heart?  Listen to your heart. Enjoy music that touches your heart. Feel your heart beating and speak from your heart when in conversations with others. You will see quickly whether the other person is present with you. If not, move on to those who can join you in true honest conversation.

Daily situations give rise to human intimacy. For example, when the person at the drive through hands you your coffee,… Continue reading

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