“Sorry” Isn’t Always Good Enough

The dock in the foreground is covered in sea lions. They’re not apologizing for eating all the fish. I don’t think they’re sorry.

I’m on vacation this week, and my mom has come to town to join me on a couple of road trips.

A few days ago we were in the tippy-left corner of Oregon, visiting the historic city of Astoria.

Nestled in the hills at the mouth of the Columbia River, the town has a generous supply of hotels with river views. Read More

Why Dogs (and SOME Cats) Make the Best Therapists

Girl with puppyWhen it comes right down to it, no matter how much you might love all animals, you’re either a dog person or a cat person.

(Of course, if you didn’t grow up with pets, it may be a mystery to you why anyone would want to share their home with animals of any kind. Isn’t it bad enough that spiders get in sometimes? Why bring in critters on purpose?)

Today I’m outing myself as a … drum roll, please … dog person. Read More

Where the Nice Guys Are

bookstore guyYears before I was a serious-minded mental health professional, I was writing articles of a different sort.

Today I thought I’d share with you an early offering from my young-free-and-single self who was fully immersed in the New York City dating scene circa 1999.

This is one of the first articles I posted on my then-newly-minted personal website, TinaGilbertson.com. (It’s changed a tad since then, as you can see.)

Guys, this was written for women, but please read it and let me know what you think of this advice. Read More