Mel Schwartz, LCSW

“Who am I?” Is the Wrong Question to Ask Yourself

Many of us ask ourselves the age-old question, “Who am I?“This question presumes there might be a plausible answer, as if our identity could- or should be-… Continue reading “Who am I?” Is the Wrong Question to Ask Yourself

Designing Your Life – From the Inside Out

Throughout our life most of our attention is focused on matters that are pertinent to us since they impact us significantly. When we were young… Continue reading Designing Your Life – From the Inside Out

Why We Suffer From Anxiety and How We Can Overcome It

In any given year approximately 40 million Americans will suffer from a debilitating encounter with anxiety. Over the course of your lifetime, there’s a 25%… Continue reading Why We Suffer From Anxiety and How We Can Overcome It

Our Quest for Significance

 What would it feel like to live your life with a deep sense of meaning and purpose?  Many of us long for this, but sadly… Continue reading Our Quest for Significance

Integrating your Intelligence and Intuition to Achieve Wisdom

Intelligence and intuition are very different ways of knowing. We might think of them in opposing ways. Most people tend to default into operating from… Continue reading Integrating your Intelligence and Intuition to Achieve Wisdom

Detoxing Your Mind

Many people participate in cleanse programs to eliminate toxins they’ve accumulated over their lifetime. These poisons drain our vitality and denigrate our health. Detoxing has… Continue reading Detoxing Your Mind

Embracing Uncertainty to Manifest Your Future

The pursuit of our personal change process often results in frustration and struggle. As much as we may fantasize new visions for our life, we… Continue reading Embracing Uncertainty to Manifest Your Future

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… Continue reading Should I Stay or Should I Go?

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… Continue reading Living a Fear-Less Life

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… Continue reading Why Acting Strong is Actually Weak