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...

Ask Gwen: Solitude

Dear Gwen, When I am at home by myself I keep the radio or television on in every room to keep me company and have for many years. A close friend pointed out that it...

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...

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