Entries by Mel Schwartz

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Countless people struggle with the answer to this most daunting question. As our relationship hangs on the precipice of making this decision, how we go about making the “right” choice is critical. Committed relationships are typically fraught with challenges and much emotional and psychological upheaval. Yet, these challenges are rife with opportunity at the same […]

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Beyond Sobriety – Reclaiming Your Potential

“I am an alcoholic,” the central refrain of AA is pivotal in helping addicts face their reality. This statement renders a clear and precise surrender to their affliction. This represents a bold and courageous first step in the recovery process. These addictions may stretch from drugs, alcohol, sex and porn to a vast array of […]

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5 Principles That Unleash Your Power of Communication

What could be more important than acquiring a strong command of our communication?  We know that these skills are essential for enjoying successful relationships, building prosperous careers, and attaining genuine self-esteem. Learning to communicate effectively–and convincingly–provides us with the opportunity to live a fearless and resilient life.  Here are 5 primary principles that can unleash your personal power. […]

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How are you?

Many times a day we may walk past an acquaintance and say, “Hi, how are you?” The other person smiles, says, “good and you?” And we likely respond similarly. Are we both always good? That’s a rhetorical question of course. A few years ago I was taking a walk on my way for a cup […]

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Living a Fear-Less Life

  Fear is a universal experience for virtually all of us. Perhaps there are a few exceptions to this rule, such as the Dalai Lama, but for the rest of us it’s part of life. The goal of living without any fear might be desirable, but somewhat naïve. What we should aim for is to […]

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Mastering Your Communication Skills: Breaking Through to the Other Side

  Mastering your Communication Skills: Breaking Through to the Other Side  A Real-Time, Interactive, Online Workshop To enjoy resilient relationships, successful lives and authentic self-esteem we need to have a proper command of our communication skills. The problem is we received no education in this cornerstone for happiness. And so we struggle. This real-time online […]

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Creating Authentic Self-Esteem in Teens

Creating Authentic Self-Esteem An 8-week Group for Teens     Tuesdays 4:15-5:30 Begins April 5th 234 Post Rd East. Westport, CT Limited Seating   Low self-esteem marginalizes our lives and tragically limits our happiness, success and productivity. LSE is also a source of anxiety, depression, ADHD and conflicted relationships. There is a common – but false […]

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Why Acting Strong is Actually Weak

A troubling theme that I come across in my work as a therapist — and in my observation of people in general — is the belief that we should always act strong and hide our insecurities and fears. The damage perpetrated by this “common wisdom” is incalculable. It decimates true self-esteem and damages our relationships. […]

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