I said something that I wish I hadn’t. The words were out before I had processed. It was one of those times when I replay the comments over and over in my head while shaking my head and cringing simultaneously. I hoped it wasn’t as bad as I thought. I hoped that when I got … [Read more...] about The Difference A Little Encouragement Makes
Do you remember Show-and-Tell? Other than field day, it was basically the apex of elementary life. I can still remember what I took to show off to my 2nd grade class on Show-and-Tell day. I brought a little glass figurine/doll that my grandma had given me that I thought was so … [Read more...] about Mistaken Identity: Who Do You Think You Are?
The couple met with me almost every week for several months. They leave my office optimistic – even excited – about what their marriage has become and what it will be like in the future. As they leave, the wife turns and says something that has become etched in my memory. “I … [Read more...] about Six “Red Flags” of a Drifting Marriage
Many articles and books have been written on the emotional needs of women. For most men, these emotional needs are confusing, and simply do not make sense. But often women do not realize that their male counterparts also have emotional needs. Men often find it “unmanly” to … [Read more...] about The Way to a Man’s Heart is NOT Through His Stomach
I’m sure, if asked, we parents would agree that we want our children to grow up with a healthy sense of self-confidence and self-worth. Evidence on the adverse effects of negative self-talk and negative self-image are well documented as predecessors to depression, anxiety, and … [Read more...] about Cultivating Your Child’s Inner Voice: Part 1
Opposites DO Attract . . . but then what? Have you ever said this before to a friend about your spouse? “I have tried my best. We are just so different. I know that he seemed so wonderful while we were dating.” Or “She was so different from anyone I had ever met. … [Read more...] about The Secrets to A Life-long Marriage: Starting the Journey