The Need to Recharge and Reconnect You’re in a long-term relationship. You love and respect each other, but it’s all a bit ho-hum. The spark is gone. What’s wrong? Before you blame yourself, your partner, or the relationship, consider the following. The...
It can seem, in these turbulent times, that there is no good news. Our news feeds on social media, the daily papers, the TV evening news: wall-to-wall, 24/7, disaster after disaster. How can we keep the faith in the...
Have you lost your balance? You’re a productive person. You get through an amazing pile of tasks every day. But there’s always a long list of things you didn’t get to. What’s wrong? Maybe you have lost your balance. Giving your...
“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!” Or is it? ‘Tis the season when our usual work and family responsibilities plus seasonal obligations can add up to an overwhelming load. Holiday baking, gift shopping, decorating, along with entertaining friends and...
You’ve heard it before: Get your “me time.” Calm down. Relax. Got it…De-stress to be your best. Sounds good. You know you should. Now, how exactly does that happen? Honestly, how do you “de-stress” when your very busy, very demanding real life provides very...
Teens can be tough to talk to. Especially a teen who needs therapy. Maybe they’re too depressed or angry to say much. Perhaps your relationship is fragile and you don’t know what to say. Or maybe you broached the topic already. How did that go?...
“No man is an island” the saying goes. Well, no woman is either! That’s not to say that women are weak. Quite to the contrary. We’re strong, tough, and robust. We bear up under the pangs of childbirth—often multiple times. And...
One of our greatest human needs is to be loved. In fact, we thrive on feeling loved.Why is that? It’s because it assures us that we have value! At times, though, other humans—parents, spouses, children, extended family, or friends—may fail to...
“I’ll be happy when I get my own place.”“I’ll be happy when I land a good job.” “I’ll be happy when I can start my own family.” In a way, you may believe those kinds of thoughts are positive. After all,...
Good planning and hard work usually lead to success. That is even more true when preparing your teen to become independent and capable of living on their own. But it’s by no means easy. In this post, I explore 7...