Honoring the Souls of Our Children

"As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others." ~ Robert H. Schuller Parents often think of their children as blank slates onto which they can “design” the person the...

Releasing Resentments

Out with the old and in with the new! That is a slogan we associate with the beginning of a new year – creating a fresh start. It occurred to me that the beginning...

Improving Relationships With Adult Children

"No one, however powerful and successful, can function as an adult if his parents are not satisfied with him." ~ Frank Pittman Do you have adult children from whom you are estranged, or with whom...

The Problem with Being a Pleaser

Are you a pleaser? A pleaser is one who negates his or her own needs for fear of ever letting anyone else down. A pleaser is usually a genuinely nice person, but to a...

Part of Growing Up is Realising We Cannot Change Others

Love heals all things. This is one of those guiding principles that works.... most of the time. If it were just that simple! If the world was that simple, then we certainly would...

Let Others Speak For Themselves

There is a practice that has the power to sabotage communication and relationships. We all do it or have done it. It is so prevalent in the way we think about others...

Human Aggression is Counter-Evolutionary

“Mankind must evolve, for all human conflict, a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.   We are all distressed by what is...

The Second Half of Life – Navigating Our Way Through It

As an increasingly larger portion of the population finds itself in the ‘second half' of life, there is a push for awareness to expand once again. In some ways it is difficult to prepare...

Children and Friends

Often parents express the concern that their child has no or few friends. This can happen at any age. Whether the child is six or sixteen, parents may be tempted to become involved in...

Teaching Little Girls Interpersonal Ecology

I often have the opportunity to work with children, and frequently hear stories from elementary age girls about the ongoing turmoil that arises out of the changing nature of friendships at that age. It...

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