Do you know that feeling of being full of energy, nothing hurts, you are ready to take on the world? Okay, then you are 20 years old, so you can't relate to what I am going to write about it. The rest of you, stick with me. I have glimpses of feeling that way. Like when I … [Read more...] about Not Even Self-Control Is About You
There are many situations in life that I find takes us in circles. It is so difficult to fight against the current of repeating cycles in our lives. The world is difficult to navigate and for most of us there are many circumstances or events in our life that breed … [Read more...] about Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety and Control
I recently returned from a trip to Michigan. While I was there, I visited the charming little town of Holland for the Tulip Festival. We stopped by Windmill Island to experience what was essentially a sampler of the Netherlands, complete with tulip fields, windmills, street … [Read more...] about Social Media and the Carefully Crafted Image
As parents we fight for control with our children for a lot of different reasons. In general, we think our point of view is the only correct one. No child of mine is going to…..! You can fill in the blank. Does Might Make Right? All of us have a tendency to be egocentric. … [Read more...] about Fighting for Control: Pointless Power Struggles
Joy in the Journey Years ago, I was having lunch with my sister and her 2 year old daughter. We were enjoying our visit when we became aware that the noise in the restaurant changed to a low titter. Looking around, we noticed all eyes on us. My sister then saw what was … [Read more...] about In Search of the Holy Grail of Parenting
When I was still in High School, I trained to be a lifeguard. The final exam included a simulated rescue. The instructor would dive in the water and I was to get him to safety. Sounds easy, right? Well, this guy won the title of “Mr. Alaska” in a Body Building Competition. He … [Read more...] about Is Your Relationship Making You Sick?