Mel Schwartz, LCSW

The Possibility Podcast With Mel Schwartz Episode 030: How Our Beliefs Inform Our “Truths”

Episode 30 of the Possibility Podcast with Mel Schwartz features an interview with yoga therapist Jennie Lee on how beliefs inform our perception of the truth.

The Possibility Podcast With Mel Schwartz Episode 017: Word Hacking – Eight Common Words That Disrupt Our Lives and Relationships

Our words matter. They matter far more than we likely understand. In this episode of the Possibility Podcast, Mel Schwartz introduces eight common words we… Continue reading The Possibility Podcast With Mel Schwartz Episode 017: Word Hacking – Eight Common Words That Disrupt Our Lives and Relationships

The Possibility Podcast With Mel Schwartz Episode 012: Why We Struggle With Change

How we view personal change and what we believe about the change process will inform the story of our life. In this episode of The Possibility… Continue reading The Possibility Podcast With Mel Schwartz Episode 012: Why We Struggle With Change

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… Continue reading Beyond Sobriety – Reclaiming Your Potential

Be the Change You Seek in the Other

Few things are as common to our relationships as our asking for, if not demanding, change from one another. These may begin as requests and… Continue reading Be the Change You Seek in the Other

Making New Year’s Resolutions Succeed

Year after year, we make New Year’s resolutions that over time wither and fade into failed attempts to transform some aspect of our lives. The… Continue reading Making New Year’s Resolutions Succeed

What Is a Mistake?

My previous post, “The Problem with Perfection,” unraveled some of the mythology and beliefs about notions of perfection that limit and impede many people’s lives.… Continue reading What Is a Mistake?

Why Is it so Important to Be Right?

One of the most prevalent – and damaging – themes in our culture is the need to be right. It’s one of those essential memes… Continue reading Why Is it so Important to Be Right?

Who Am I?

This question — asked so often — suggests that there is actually a plausible answer. Almost as if our identity were a fixed thing. People… Continue reading Who Am I?

Self-Esteem or Other Esteem?

After some consideration and many years of practice as a therapist, I have come to believe that the term self-esteem appears to be a misnomer.… Continue reading Self-Esteem or Other Esteem?