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For everyone, there are things we would like to do more of, or do less of, or do differently. Whether it is eating healthy, or stopping smoking, or being more patient, or ending your marriage, or changing careers. Professionals working with clients on any type of change realize that change is a marathon and not a [...]
I know you love your family, so please read and share… Since Prince’s recent unfortunate death, I have been singing his songs in my purple bathroom. Do not worry…I am not attaching a video to this blog. The news has reported that Prince did not have an estate plan for his estimated $300 million estate. I [...]
I was recently reading a Psychology Today article about first impressions. Whether on a first date or a job interview, we know the obvious such as dress well, smile, make eye contact, etc. Yet this article went on to discuss research findings that may not be so obvious, particularly ways that our environment can affect how [...]
Disclaimer, the title is not about me...well, maybe it is, a little…or a lot…but that is not the point. Let me set the stage… I once worked with a teen who liked to sleep late and spend a great deal of time on various screen devices (sounds like every teen, right?!). This teen’s parents questioned whether [...]
A few weeks ago, I talked about why people are drawn to "narcissistic" personalities. That same week I also happened to spend two days training for Parent Coordination, which is basically an intervention for high conflict divorced parents, who seem incapable of co-parenting. (Trust me, do everything you can to avoid this.) Two days of delving [...]
Without naming any names, it seems unfathomable what is transpiring in our nation today. Hatred, bigotry, and vitriol abounds. I am currently obsessed with the musical Hamilton and as I listen to the story of our founding fathers, I can’t help but think of the irony…is this what they fought so hard for, is this what [...]
A Psychology Today article on conspiracy theories triggered my thinking on this and I thought it an intriguing topic for today. Did Lee Harvey Oswald really assassinate President Kennedy independently? Are aliens hidden in Area 51? I am sure that you have encountered someone who was certain that another was out to get them…a friend certain [...]
In Brene Brown’s book Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead, she describes vulnerability as “uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure.” How often do you find yourself having a conversation on a superficial level? How often do you expose only your “happy” self to the world? How [...]