February 21, 2020

Food has magical powers. Reading fairytales will tell you this. The hero or heroine in any story is empowered in their epic journey, by food!

      When consumed in moderation, food can both strengthen and transform us physically and soulfully since...

February 18, 2020

So often I've heard friends say, "I no longer watch the news because all I see is bad/stuff." That's not such a bad idea. Yet, we do live in a world where positive and negative occurrences exist. However, we now know through research in psychology that we are and becom...

February 17, 2020

Whether we know it consciously or unconsciously, we all live for magic: moments where we stand in awe of what is happening before our eyes. These moments take us out of our ordinary existence and transport us into an atmosphere of epicness.

We should all have...

February 8, 2019

As we look back on our youth, we all share in that one moment - the moment that we

have witnessed. That one character we are completely enthralled with. The one we want to dress up like for Halloween. The one we emulate and mimic in play. The one we would do almost anyt...

November 1, 2018

When I was in the middle of fifth grade, my parents bought a newer house, in a what was then called a modern planned community, and took me away from all the friends I’d ever known since first grade, at Dr. Peter Marshall Elementary School, in Anaheim, CA. They then mo...

September 28, 2018

          I had always been very sheltered as a child, even more so as a teenager.

          “ Can I go to my friend’s house for little while?” I would ask.

          “Ask your mom first,” my dad would reply. I would sigh, defeated...

September 22, 2018

Someone who has the innate ability to feel what others feel and think on a profound level is known as an Empath. It is both a blessing and a curse to be empathic. Not only can these people walk in someone else’s shoes, they also metaphorically wear them. When people ar...

June 7, 2018

Years ago, I owned a photography business and was shooting “Kahuna Klaus” (Hawaiian version of Santa Claus) photos at Hilo Hattie, a Hawaiian themed store that once was at The Block of Orange. A group of people had their photo taken with Kahuna Klaus and when one of th...

June 7, 2018

Ever since I told my patients I would take a break from practicing psychotherapy, I’ve had several of them ask me if I’ve returned to the office. For the past several months, more and more of these former patients have asked, “Doc, are you back yet? Can you work with m...

May 7, 2018

I am a flawed individual. I was reading a book from another psychologist, which made me realize that no matter what tools of the trade we are taught, we soul tenders are still all too human. We still have emotions. We still have thoughts and opinions. We still feel (we...

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