Reparenting Ourselves

“The way we were treated as small children is the way we treat ourselves the rest of our lives: with cruelty or with tenderness and protection.”                                                                                                 ~ Alice Miller Sometimes people who are outwardly successful...

Building Motivation and Releasing Procrastination

"Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task." ~William James We probably all, at one time or another (if not all the time) have difficulty motivating ourselves to complete some...

Are You an Emotional Eater?

“Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain.” ~ Robert Gary Lee Many who struggle with weight are sabotaged by emotional eating. They eat when they are happy, they eat when they are sad, and sometimes...

Teaching Children Not to Fight

All children fight. Isn't that what we hear generation after generation? To my mind, there is only one reason children fight, and it is not because they are biologically wired to do so. Certainly, humans...

Adult Children of Divorce Have Special Needs Too

When we talk about children of divorce, we usually think in terms of children or teens. Most parents are concerned about the initial impact on their children, but once they are grown, it is...

Engaging the Power of the Subconscious Mind

Everyone has had the experience of setting goals for themselves, or deciding to change old ways of being, only to find themselves slipping back. It is almost as though an inner battle is being...

Setting Healthy Boundaries with Family

Do you struggle with difficult relatives? Is there someone in your family who always manages to take a shot at you, or manages to find some way to put you down at every family...

The Truth About Lying

"Lying is done with words and also with silence." ~ Adrienne Rich People lie for many reasons. Generally it is because they feel someone would be mad or upset with them if they knew the...

When Others Lay a Guilt Trip

“He who does not have the courage to speak up for his rights cannot earn the respect of others.” ~ Rene G. Torres Do people in your life make you feel guilty when you don't...

Assumptions Can Damage Relationships

"…whenever we make assumptions, we're asking for problems. We make assumptions, we misunderstand, we take it personally, and we end up creating a whole big drama for nothing." ~ Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four...

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