Ending a Marriage Does Not Mean Failure

I shudder when I hear the term 'failed marriage,' or that someone 'failed' a grade at school. To 'fail,' according to the dictionary, is to not succeed; be unable to do or become what...

Sick Leave Shaming

Over the years, a majority of my clients who must go on sick leave, have feelings of shame and embarrassment. The reason for this is that what is common in many workplaces, is criticizing...

How to Deal with Being in a Dominant Relationship

Many women have grown up watching their Mothers being dominated by the man in her life. In many cultures the man is still considered the head of the house. If the Father dominated the...

Growing Up Whole

“Love and pain become one in the same in the eyes of a wounded child.” ~ Pat Benatar It certainly can be a challenge dealing with the demands and frustrations of being a parent, while...

Communication in Relationship

"To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others." ~ Anthony Robbins A common...

Having the Courage to Try New Things

"If we're growing we are always going to be out of our comfort zone." ~ John Maxwell Does fear stop you from trying new things? Do you hesitate to apply for a new job, take...

When Being Alone is Hard

“ Language... has created the word "loneliness" to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word "solitude" to express the glory of being alone. ” ~ Paul Tillich quotes Some people...

Are You Carrying a Grudge, Or Nursing an Old Emotional Wound?

It is easy enough to do, for we are all, at some level, sensitive beings. The problem here is that carrying that grudge keeps it alive and active in our consciousness, as though it...

When You Don’t Want to Be Hurt Anymore

“The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keep out the joy.” ~ Jim Rohn When we have been hurt by friends or loved ones it is easy to become cautious of...

Harboring Resentment

Are you harboring resentment towards a person or situation right now? If you are, it means you are either hurt, angry, feel misunderstood, or that someone is taking advantage of you. Resentment is a...

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