COVID-19. What Now?

A reader asked if I could write something about how to move gently back into the world without feeling anxious, after all the changes brought by COVID-19. This is an excellent question. We, and our...

Writing Down Your Anger

I often suggest to my clients that whenever they feel extremely angry or upset, that they sit down and write about what's bothering them before taking any action. There are some very good reasons...

The Gift of Silence

When was the last time you gave yourself the gift of silence? No radio or television, no traffic noise, no talking, just total quiet. This may be easier to accomplish if you live out...

Ask Gwen: High Conflict Divorce & Children

Question: I’m having a tough time with my 3 teenage children (13,13,14). I’m going through a high conflict divorce. My ex is badmouthing me and trying to alienate the kids from me. My kids...

Ask Gwen: Mother Improving Relationship with Adult Daughter

Question: How can I improve my relationship with my 33 year old daughter? Our relationship is stranded and when I try to help, by asking questions or advise or give suggestions, I get shut...

FEAR OF FLYING

Gwen, it has been a very long time since I flew, and I am now thinking about making a trip that would require flying, but I am so afraid to get on a plane...

Ask Gwen: Career Change

I find myself in a place where I am considering a change of career, but I am not sure if it is the right decision at this point. Any suggestions? Gwen's Response: There are many factors...

Ask Gwen: News

I find myself deeply affected by stories in the news. It seems I can hardly process one upsetting story before the next thing happens, sending me spiraling...

Ask Gwen: Family Christmas Dysfunction

I am an adult woman with a dysfunctional family whom I am mostly estranged from, with the exception of the holidays. I continue to participate in family holidays for my children, however I find...

Ask Gwen: Taking On Too Much

I seem to be caught in a cycle of dreaming up healthier ways of living my life, purchasing the things I need to implement these new habits, and then falling off the wagon. I own...

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