Posts in Psychology
Is It Love or Is It Addiction?

Words we often associate with addiction include obsessive, excessive, destructive, habitual, attached, dependent, and sick. And when you think about it, some of these words can be used to talk about love relationships or our use of sex. This does not mean love is a habit we have to kick. Our need to experience love is real—the goal is to identify and keep addictive elements out of our love life and bring healthy elements in. Through my clinical experience I learned relationships have the characteristics of both addictive love and healthy belonging and most people do not know the difference.

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What You Can Learn from Grip of the Hawk

A psychologist has sometimes been described as an advice giver.  And though I want to guide patients to answers when possible, my non-fiction books are filled with advice and useful self-help tools.  But what about in my novel, Grip of the Hawk?  Are there lessons to be learned?  The answer is yes.

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