A Holiday Wish The holidays are over, and I like to take a moment to reflect. At our house, tradition brings a themed scavenger hunt that leads to a present for our kids, our way of making an event out of giving money as a gift. Writing and hiding the clues—each including directions to the
The Dread of the Office Party As I often do, I chose this topic in response to recent sessions. This post is specially written for the 1 in 8 people who suffer from social anxiety so intense that it interferes with normal daily activities. Most of us experience some heightened sense of nervousness in
Marriage–A Renewable Resource? Allow me to begin with a reminder that these blogs are written with the purpose of opening discourse, an encouragement to consider a fresh perspective. They are not research pieces, nor are they ever presented as “The Answer.” Most often ideas spring from discussions I have with clients–especially issues I hear repeatedly.
Bass Ackwards We have it bass ackwards. Ass backwards. Cattywonkus. Ass over teakettle. We operate as if when A happens and B falls in line and we reach C and save D amount of money . . . then we’ll be happy. When in fact, that is totally backwards. Happiness and fulfillment are achieved when
Go Play! When was the last time you gave yourself permission to play? It’s spring. Let’s go out and play! Often, I ask my clients to recall an activity from childhood where they lost track of time and the world around them. Play provides a mental, emotional retreat from stress or indecisiveness, an opportunity to