Individual Counseling (aka traditional talk therapy) is not always the solution.
I encourage people to decide if now is the time to address those areas that are causing conflict or distress.
Therapy for couples and individuals can be so wonderful, and really help us "straighten out some things." 
However, there are additional aids to get one's life on track:
Apps: (There are Apps for many things, including sexual dysfunction, insomnia, anxiety, depression, weight loss, meditation)
Retreats: I provide a long list, ranging from quiet/silent to guided, religious, for couples, 12 steppers, LGBT, women, writers, yoga, contemplation, depression, etc.
Volunteerism: A powerful and terrific way to find meaning and get a larger perspective on our place in the world (Guatemala, Africa, Habitat for Humanity)
Natural Supplements: Amino Acids
Naturopaths/Homeopaths: An alternative solution to prescription medicine.
Workshops: For Couples, Professional growth, Personal Growth
Life Coaches
Podcasts/Webinars: Tony Robbins, Marianne Williamson
Fellowship: Church, Sierra Club, Running Groups, Book Clubs, Cooking Class
Mentor: Identify someone that you admire and can guide you towards your future goals.
Books: Several Self-helps available. Buy 5 and read them.
Online Support Group: There's an online support group for everyone.
Outpatient Treatment: Local hospitals provides Intensive Outpatient for most issues - Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, ADHD, Depression, PTSD. They are effective and covered by most insurance!

Amazing Story of Personal 

Book Recommendation for OCD Sufferers: 

Do Ordinary Things With Extra-Ordinary Love


20 Questions: Is Your Relationship Healthy? // Teen Art Group //

Romantic relationships are about attachment. We need from our partner all the same things we need from a parent when we’re children: assurance that they won’t abandon us, demonstration that they care, reason to trust them, etc. The more you foster this attachment, the healthier your relationship will be. The weaker this attachment, the unhappier and likely to break up.
20 Questions


New Art Group for Anxious Female Teens

Women's Obesity at an all time high: 4 out of 10 American women 

The nation's obesity epidemic continues to grow, led by an alarming increase among women. For the first time, more than 4 in 10 U.S. women are obese, according to new government health statistics.
Obesity rates for men and women in the U.S. had been roughly the same for about a decade. But in recent years, women have surged ahead and now just over 40 percent of women are obese, compared to 35 percent of men.
The percentages were reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in two articles published online Tuesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association. The numbers are based on small government survey that is considered the best measure of the nation's problem.
Though it is not altogether surprising to health researchers because the nation has long been growing more obese, it is horrible that the statistic has reached 40 percent for women, said Dana Hunnes, a dietitian who sees obese patients at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.


Who Needs an Egg Minder?(quirky gag gift)


Heading here soon!! Can't wait.


Infertility Through Husband's Eyes // Rob Machado Beach Cleanup // Zion Disaster

Having struggled through infertility treatment and the jarring medical process to conceive, this piece was touching to me.


The Zion Disaster - Riveting Piece 

"When a group of canyoneering beginners were swept away in a flash flood last September, it was the worst disaster in Zion's 97-year history. And it illustrates a growing question: How far should national parks go to keep their visitors safe?"

New Climbing Gym in Oceanside: Vital Climbing
...Join us in celebrating the Grand Opening of our new location in Oceanside, CA! Mark your calendars for June 18th!  Grand Opening event at 11am, and there will be free climbing all day, until 9pm! Additionally, there will be free yoga and ClimbFit classes running throughout the day in the new facility.
Evolv, Five-Ten, and Mad Rock booths will be there having shoe demos, so you can try on their various shoe models on the new walls! Static Climbing will also set up a table full of their their fancy chalk bags! Find on FB!

Rob Machado Beach Cleanup this Monday, June 6th, at 5pm.

Cardiff Beach. Find his Foundation on FB. 

 BYO gloves and bag if you can.