What You Say to Your Child Will Impact Their Life

The second article in a two-part series on civility. By Judi Lirman, MFT In Part 1 of this series we discussed if it was true that Nice Guys Finish Last in Business? We touched upon a study that found that speaking to an employee in negative terms impacted their self-respect and their work productivity. If […]

Do Nice Guys Finish Last in Business?

The first article in a two-part series on civility. You’ve heard people say, “you’re too nice” or “nice guys finish last” and you wonder, is that true? It appears that many people have bought into this concept, chipping away at the art of civility in all areas of society. There no longer seems to be […]

8 Essential Rules to Constructive Co-Parenting

Divorce happens in families all the time, and children are thrust into a situation filled with confusion, anger, blame and two parents who have no idea how to co-parent as ex-spouses. As devastating as this development is for the adults involved, it is ten times as difficult for the children. Through no fault of their own, their lives change overnight. They may […]

Your Personality Type and What It Says About You

By Judi Lirman, MFT   What do  Warren Buffet, Al Gore,  and J.K. Rowling have in common? They’re all introverts. Surprised? You may think because these individuals are out in the public that they must be extroverts, but the truth is most people are a combination of the two in varying degrees. As a society, […]

What Is Depression and How Do You Know If You’re Depressed?

By Judi Lirman, MFT You don’t have to take the world on by yourself. There is help.  That’s a great question. Depression, which affects one of out every five women and one out of every ten men, is a general name for a series of disorders, from anxiety to severe psychological disorders. According to Scientific American, […]

The Two Faces of ADD/ADHD and What You Need to Know

Woman overloaded with stuff at work

        For years, health professionals, teachers and others have been treating ADD/ADHD as something that needs to be corrected, when many of the effects are positive characteristics, one might even say “gifts.” This is especially true in adults with ADD and ADHD. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I have treated many […]

Purely Chance? Open Up to The Unexpected!

A colleague wrote an article that inspired me and hope it speaks to you as well. It’s so easy to be caught up in our daily routines and obligations that we lose sight of the joy life brings. Take a breath, look around, and be in the moment. Only by being truly present can you appreciate the […]

Live Your Dreams

  I was driving down Nordhoff Street thinking about my day, when I came upon this billboard.  Kermit has always held a special place in my heart, and I circled the block, slowing down to take a better look.  I was taken with the message, as this is what I teach my clients everyday. Kermit never tried to […]

45 Lessons of Life

I received this in an email from a friend, and it was too good not to pass along. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio. “To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested […]

Robin Williams said, “No Matter What People Tell You…

“Many of us feel the painful, profound impact of Robin Williams’ suicide. He touched us through humor, acting and his basic core humanity that shone through…We reel inside…our hearts struggle to take in the contrast,’ How could one who possessed such talent, had such energy, and brought so much joy to the world, take his […]