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Imagine this for a moment: you’ve been tasked with building a model airplane, but you’ve never seen a real airplane and you’re not at all sure what all these parts in front of you actually do.

You pick up a propeller in your hand and you look at it from every different...

It occurred to me the other day that it might be time to stop using “time-out” as a punishment for your kids.

 

I don’t consider myself a parenting expert, but I am a mom and both my kids are young adults and I think they're pretty great… so I’m not completely without ri...

January 19, 2016

Sometimes I start to think life would be so much easier if I never had to deal with negative feelings, negative thoughts…, or just uncomfortableness in general.

 

Then I take a deep breath, you might even call it a sigh, and find the resolve to face the facts.

Recently du...

November 9, 2015

Let’s face it moms, that rollercoaster of emotional breakdowns your two year old has sometimes looks like an inviting pastime to consider trying. Admit it, haven’t you considered at least once before how nice it would be to just throw yourself down on the floor, kickin...

October 12, 2015

Attunement is something everyone should not only know about, but experience on a regular basis. The more I read in the world of psychology, therapy, coaching, and neuroscience, the more I realize the importance of this simple part of humanity.

 

I love how the word “tune...

January 27, 2015

Never Leave Home Without 'em. (don't even get out of bed without them)

 

Have you ever left the house and remembered you forgot your wallet or your phone? Or worse, forgotten your keys inside on the counter behind the locked door? I've done all 3. It didn't take me long...

November 13, 2014

 

If joy is the feeling that we get when someone is glad to be with us, How come so many of us don’t feel joy in situations with people who supposedly love us?

 

When we learn all about this “joy” stuff, why do some of us start looking around and wondering where all the p...

October 7, 2014

“Let go” He said. And in my head I knew He would handle my “stuff” better than I could. But something in my heart still tightened my grip. Something within had me convinced that I needed to be the one to hold all my “stuff” ... that only I could control it all and only...

August 27, 2014

Have you ever been around someone who talks endlessly? I think we’ve all met that one person who never even seems to breathe between sentences, let alone allows you to respond in between streams of thoughts.

 

Have you ever sat in a classroom or a conference or even a se...

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