4 opportunities to celebrate New Year’s Day as the best day to experience 2019

4 opportunities to celebrate New Year’s Day as the best day to experience 2019 Here we are the first day of not only just 2020 but also the new decade.  While away earlier this week I strolled around a mall while my family skied (I can’t think of the last time I allowed myself to stroll in a mall with...[ read more ]

The A, B, Cs for YOUR peaceful Thanksgiving!

The A, B, Cs for YOUR peaceful Thanksgiving! Welcome to the week of Thanksgiving and the 2019 holiday season.  If you are joining me in SW Florida, you know its season because it already takes you an extra twenty-eight minutes longer to get anywhere.  My son drove home from school last week and one day walking through the door stating,...[ read more ]


8 SKILLS TO KEEP CONNECTED TO YOUR GRADUATE AFTER THEY LEAVE THE NEST The tissues were packed in purses with care in hopes the tears flowing would not be too much to bear. The meetings, the deadlines, the forms to complete are all checked off. Cap and gown finely pressed hanging at the house. The tickets, oh yes, you needed...[ read more ]

From the seventh-grade hallways to the boardroom, 4 ways being your true self gets you ahead and feels good.

Have you ever truly muzzled your own voice?  I’m talking about downright silencing yourself out of concern others will judge you, understand you incorrectly, or worse laugh at you?  Your insides have words to be expressed but your feelings or thoughts stop them in their tracks.  In the therapy world we use fancy words like “projection” and “self-sabotage.”  In terms...[ read more ]

Four ways overstressed Moms create balance and gain a life

Each and every time you promise one more thing to your child, partner, the school PTA, you push yourself to a place where you don’t even know if you exist. As weeks, months, years go by you realize you no longer feel acknowledged by your name. Instead, you are called “Susie’s mom, “Joe’s wife”, the “chair of the cookie fundraiser.”...[ read more ]

How To Stop Beating Yourself Up

When was the last time you heard from your inner critic? You know, that voice in your head that constantly judges you, puts you down and compares you to others. The one that tells you you’re not good enough or smart enough and says things you would never dream of saying to another person.Now you may think this inner critic, while annoying,...[ read more ]

Why Someone Suffering From Depression Can’t Just ‘Get Over It’

When talking about depression, a lot of people forget that depression is an illness that requires proper attention and treatment. If you’re depressed, it can be incredibly frustrating to hear things like “Just get over it”, “You’re being really dramatic”, “You have to be strong”, “Learn to deal with it”, “Happiness is a choice”. You might start to think of...[ read more ]

Parenting An Angry Teen

Raising a teenager can be one of the most challenging experiences a parent will go through. Teenagers are in an awkward stage, dealing with hormonal changes that are out of their control and a developing brain. They’re awakening to new realizations about themselves and the world around them.Teenage rebellion is a natural phase, however, handling it as a parent is...[ read more ]

3 Ways to Build Intimacy with Your Partner

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is famous for having said, “Into each life some rain must fall,” meaning life is always going to throw us some heartache. This same sentiment can be said about relationships. Into each one some irritability, frustration and overall blah-ness tends to fall.But while it’s common for all couples to go through “the blahs,” you don’t have to...[ read more ]

How to Help Manage a Loved One’s Anxiety

When a friend or loved one suffers from anxiety, it can be intimidating or frustrating trying to help them cope. Panic and anxiety attacks can leave the anxiety sufferer feeling any number of symptoms, and you may feel helpless and unable to support them. Here are some tips to help you manage a loved one’s anxiety.ListenLet your loved one know...[ read more ]

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