Ask Gwen: Extracurriculars for kids

I have two children and another on the way. This year my youngest starts kindergarten and we are nervous with anticipation! My mother tells me that, on top of school, the kids should be...

Ask Gwen: Inner Child

Sometimes it feels like my coping mechanisms are like I am placating a child. When I am stressed out, I tend to reach for the chocolate cake and stay up past my bedtime. The next...

Ask Gwen: Lasting Self-Care

Gwen, I hear a lot about the importance of self-care in the media, but despite making time for weekly pedicures and bubble baths I find myself continually in a state of burnout. Could you...

Ask Gwen: Worry

I worry about everything. Any suggestion how I can stop worrying? Gwen's Answer: Worry is a common problem, however, sometimes it can be appropriate and even helpful. This kind of worry about actual, imminent situations, can...

Ask Gwen: Disruptive family member

Whenever we are out with my sister-in-law she is very disruptive and always makes a scene. How can we handle this? Gwen's Answer: If she gets disruptive with family members simply do not argue with her....

Ask Gwen: What is Soul?

What is Soul and how do I get in touch with it? Gwen's Answer: There are many definitions of soul. I think of it as that part of us that is our pure essence. It is our...

Ask Gwen: Teen Communication

How do I get my teenage son to talk to me? He stays in his room a lot and I get a lot of one word answers. Gwen's Answer: Teens do not always feel like talking...

Ask Gwen: Expectations in Relationships

My partner and I are always arguing because of my high expectation about our relationship that I believe she is not aware of. How do I communicate it to her so we can come...

Ask Gwen: Financial Disagreement

My partner and I frequently get into arguments about money, He likes to spend a lot and I like to save and have a budget. How do we compromise? Gwen's Answer: Issues around finances are one...

Ask Gwen: How to Make Christmas Less Stressful

I don't really enjoy Christmas anymore because it's so busy and stressful.  Do you have any suggestions to make it more enjoyable? Gwen's Response: Most of the busyness and stress is self-created. Think of all the...

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