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Finding the spiritual treasure in our everyday emotions
Josh Gressel Ph.D.
We may think our relationship misery is unique, but our struggles fall into classic patterns. One of the most common: The Serenity Prayer Couple.
Darkness is not something American culture likes to face. That doesn't make it go away. Getting more familiar with some of its contours can prepare you should it show up for you.
We all think we say "yes" to life, but it's important to look at how true that really is. Answer a few questions to see where you stand on the openness scale.
Being out of our element can help us stay open to new vistas outside and inside of ourselves.
Men like to project an aura of competence, mastery, and self-assurance. What's behind this presentation? Often, a scared boy afraid of being found out.
Do you find yourself envious that everyone else appears to be more successful than you? Here are three ways to deal with your envy.
Finding a regular way to exit the tumult of daily life is important in helping us direct our lives from a deeper level.
Death isn't all morbid and dark. It is also sobering, putting into perspective what really matters during life. Stop and think about your death to live your life better.
Many of us vow to be the opposite of the parent who wounded us growing up. Here's what to do when you find out you're just like him or her.
Have you struggled for years with a particular issue? You may be dealing with a family legacy, something that is more deeply embedded in your family history than you realized.
How is it that the people who hold the highest ideals of love and brotherhood fall prey to divisiveness and hatred? What is it about religion that pairs it so closely to violence?
How one Israeli, Orthodox woman lives a modern life.
I'm supposed to promise you I have advice for how to make your life better if you read my post. Instead, I try to make a point that no one knows anything, and I don't either.
Our personalities are like our bodies: They should be developed as part of an organic whole.
The therapist can often seem to the client all knowing and all accepting. What happens when the therapist is actually bored, repulsed, or in love with the client?
Therapists must learn how to handle the projections of their clients -- negative and positive -- with sensitivity and curiosity if they are to learn what is behind them.
The people we admire in our lives have much to teach us -- not just as role models to emulate but as outer reflections of good qualities that are already innate in us.
It can be very easy to decide who are the good guys and who are the bad guys in the world around us. But the concept of negative projection teaches us the answer is not so simple.
We like to think we are in touch with objective reality. We could all benefit from looking at our how we project aspects of our inner selves onto the outer world.
Some of the things money can—and cannot—do for us.
It can be easy to judge a long term, but difficult marriage as flawed. What if we learned to appreciate this marriage as much as the marriage of the beautiful, young couple?
Why is my partner getting upset with me? How to clean the shmutz out of your marital communication.
What to do when you're feeling a victim.
Do you ever get tired of still struggling with the same issues? That might not be such a bad thing.
Can't accept some part of yourself? "Beauty and the Beast" has a lesson for us all.
How does giving of ourselves lead to us feeling more full?
Are you avoiding doing what you're supposed to do with your life? The Old Testament story of Jonah has a message for you.
Why men don't apologize and some simple steps for them to learn how to do so.
Two psychologists on opposite sides of the planet discuss the nature of relationships.
In which a male and female psychologist on opposite sides of the planet attempt to draw closer in understanding what makes it so hard for marriages to stay alive.
Josh Gressel, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in the San Francisco Bay area and a student of Jewish mysticism.