Ask Gwen: Afraid to find love

I've been divorced for 5 years and haven't dated anyone. I still feel hurt. My friends suggest online dating, but I feel insecure and afraid. I do want love but I am scared. How...

Ask Gwen: Happiness vs Money

I’ve been at the same job for a long time and feel unhappy, but I’m afraid to leave because I make good money and have benefits. I also have a family. What should I...

Ask Gwen: Trusting Again

I am currently in a new relationship and I am having trust issues. I don't know if my perception is off base because of my past experience (lived with my child's father who had...

Ask Gwen: Get my partner on board?

I have been going to therapy for a while to work on some of my childhood issues and it has been helping. I am excited to make some changes in my life, but I...

Ask Gwen: Mother-Daughter Relationship

My mother loves me but is threatened by my success and acts jealous. How do I have a relationship with her? Gwen's Answer: If she is mean and hurtful to you it is important that you...

Ask Gwen: Balance between nice and assertive?

How do I find the balance between being kind and nice and being assertive? Gwen's Answer: There is no need to feel these need to be balanced because you can be nice, kind and assertive at...

Treading Softly Around the Souls of Children

Humans are designed with a built-in instinct to care for their young. When this does not happen, we acknowledge that something has gone wrong. A parent who does not adequately provide for the basic...

Taking the High Road

Things are not always what they seem. I remember in the early nineties feeling strongly that the most important attribute we needed to develop as we moved into the next millennium was the power...

Soul Mates

What is a soulmate? Is it that perfect partner, who connects with us at every level, understanding us as no one else can? Is it the charming prince or princess who sweeps us off...

Soulful Parenting

What would it mean to raise a child soulfully? I am reminded of my daughter, when she was young. She had a little toy baby carriage and a cat. One of her favorite pastimes...

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