Your Definition of a Team Player May Be Off (at Home and in the Office)

Your Definition of a Team Player May Be Off (at Home and in the Office)

There is significant room for journalistic gossip about the precipitous exit a few months ago of Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows operating system division at Microsoft. Rumor has it that Microsoft had growing concern about Sinofsky’s inability to get along well with other senior managers, including CEO Steve Ballmer. What does this have to do with my practice as a marriage and family therapist? A lot. As the economy continues in its...

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Code of Silence or Code of Sacred?

Code of Silence or Code of Sacred?

I use social media—a lot. It is a good way for me to communicate with current, past, and potential clients, their loved ones, and those seeking a little inspiration to see value in relationships—to keep trying. My posts on Facebook (www.facebook.com/RightThereAllAlong) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/underwood_lori) tend to be positive, practical, and sometimes funny. Of all the posts I’ve shared, this one has hands-down resonated with my audience...

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Mani/Pedi and Marriage Therapy: What’s the Connection?

Mani/Pedi and Marriage Therapy: What’s the Connection?

Many who come to me for therapy feel almost positive that divorce from their partner is the direction in which they are headed. I see partners whose marriage is in trouble try to escape their troubled marriage by focusing on other areas of their lives including more rounds of golf, increasing numbers of trips to the gym, boys’ nights out, girls’ nights out, manicures, pedicures, hair extensions. Believe me, this external focus is not always a...

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