Hope and Boundaries – A Dynamic Duo

Hope and Boundaries – A Dynamic Duo

As you stand at the starting block, another year ahead, are you hoping at to improve at least one area of your life this year? I hope so! That is, I hope, you hope to make some form of positive change. In an earlier blog (Response-ability) we touched on the idea of...
Keep your Relationship Accounts in the Black

Keep your Relationship Accounts in the Black

We make bids for connection every day. These can be as simple as smile, a text, a hug, sharing a story or idea. Some of our bids get accepted while others get rejected or ignored. These failed bids for connection are behind many of our interpersonal conflicts (aka The...
Strengths – The Antidote to Not Good Enough

Strengths – The Antidote to Not Good Enough

Relax: I’m lightening the mood. Last month I dared you to press pause on your pain-killing machine to acknowledge your painful emotions. Permitting yourself to be vulnerable is important, especially if you rarely do so.  Just note, I did say pause and not stop. I...
Pausing your Pain-killing Machine

Pausing your Pain-killing Machine

I must admit, I’ve been easing my way into this one. Last month’s self-care edition provides some soft cushioning for this month’s sticky but essential topic. In previous posts, I have discussed that taking responsibility for saving ourselves is key to escaping The...
How to Save Yourself with Self-care

How to Save Yourself with Self-care

Self-care is often seen as self-indulgent or a luxury. I want to dispel these beliefs. Last month we spoke about the importance of taking responsibility for the things in your life that are in your control or influence. The next step is to attend to the unmet needs in...
Response-Ability

Response-Ability

If you haven’t read last month’s post about The Drama Triangle, I suggest you read it now. If you have, I know you are eagerly awaiting the answer to how to get out of the Dreaded Drama Triangle. This month, I will provide a short answer. The long answer will be...