NEW WEBSITE LAUNCH

My newly designed website, drdeborahhecker.com, is here! For the new site, I chose a less-is-more design approach in order to highlight the rationale for the site, how you can benefit from my offerings, and my core message: Relationships Matter. As human beings, we...

MOTHER’S DAY – IS EVERY DAY

If you ask people what their favorite holiday is, the answers range from Thanksgiving, to Christmas, to their birthdays.  I have never heard anyone respond with “My favorite holiday is Mother’s Day.” Honestly, Everyday should be Mother’s Day. I cannot think of a more...

CAN WE AGREE TO DISAGREE ON THE SLAP HEARD AROUND THE WORLD?

First, let me begin with what I believe we can agree on – that everyone was shocked at this year’s Oscars when actor, Will Smith, slapped comedian, Chris Rock, one of the show’s award presenters, in response to a “joke” Rock made about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett...
Everything You Want To Know About Sex During The Pandemic

Everything You Want To Know About Sex During The Pandemic

Can Coronavirus spread through sex?  Well, No--and--Yes, the experts tell us. Can one stay 6 feet apart from their partner with a mask on and have great sex? Mmmmm. My single clients often ask me if it is safe to start a new relationship or to have safe sex in an era...

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The Pandemic Thanksgiving

The Pandemic Thanksgiving

I think most of us can agree that 2020 has been a year we won’t look back on fondly.  Rather, it’s a year that we’re all collectively just trying to get through.  Our lives are different, internally and externally, due to the devastation of the pandemic. If you are...

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Panic And Stress Of The Pandemic

Panic And Stress Of The Pandemic

Introduction I just finished a session with a client who is very caught up in the panic and stress of the pandemic and the uncertainty of the world around us. Listen, I get it.  Life is tough right now.  We’re all taking a beating and it’s hard not to wallow in these...

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How Do We Combat Acedia Lodged Inside Us?

How Do We Combat Acedia Lodged Inside Us?

If your emotions feel like a rollercoaster because of Covid 19, you’re not alone. In my practice I’ve seen everything from people shutting down and having no motivation or feeling tired, restless, worried, sad, overwhelmed, exhausted or angry, not to mention being...

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Losing Motivation To Be Cautious During The Pandemic?

Losing Motivation To Be Cautious During The Pandemic?

Introduction Ever since Michelle Obama gave us permission to feel depressed about the pandemic and the state of our Nation, I have allowed myself to feel that not only am I down and out about our country’s state of affairs, but if I am brutally honest, I am lacking...

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The Secret To Happiness Is Helping Others

The Secret To Happiness Is Helping Others

Recently, after spending more time than I care to admit feeling angry, lonely and oh so sorry for myself because of being isolated from friends and family due to the pandemic, I decided I had better change my way of thinking and feeling and consider how to transform...

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How To Improve Your Attachment Style To Your Romantic Partner

How To Improve Your Attachment Style To Your Romantic Partner

Introduction As humans, we are social beings and are wired for attachment.  Our bond with our parents or caregiver creates an “attachment style” – a kind of blueprint for how we handle close relationships later in life. As adults, we seek or avoid intimacy along a...

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Couples Under Quarantine

Couples Under Quarantine

If you are going to weather the Covid crisis, your relationship cannot be in crisis too. With lockdown measures in place due to the spread of Covid 19, you may be spending more time with your partner than ever before. Yes, there’s a good chance you might be getting on...

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How To Generate Optimism and Opportunity During COVID 19

How To Generate Optimism and Opportunity During COVID 19

As a person who typically sees the glass as half full, I am the first to admit that even an optimist can experience moments of pessimism brought on by the coronavirus. The unpredictability and uncertainty brought by this virus promises new rules and limitations,...

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