Parenting

Become Your True Self and Stop Manipulating the Situation

4 Minutes Read [et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.5.1″] Are you always your true self? If not, you want to read this story about my mom and I. Mom; I know you are reading this. Take a deep breath and trust the process.

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How to Empower Others – A Day in the Life of a Therapist

5 Minutes Read [et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.19.4″] How to empower others? People often ask my husband what it’s like to live with and be married to a therapist. His typical response is “we talk a lot.” I used to get pretty touchy about it. Always afraid that people would think

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What You Can Do if You’re Afraid a Child is Being Abused

3 Minutes Read Did you ever have this feeling that you were afraid a child is being abused? A friend reached out for advice this week. They wanted guidance about how to handle a sensitive situation. They were concerned about a child in their community. They were fearful that the child’s behavior was evidence of abuse. They literally

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How to Overcome Self Esteem Issues as a Mom

3 Minutes Read Do you have self esteem issues as a mom? I often struggle to keep my parenting insecurities in check. It feels like a constant internal struggle for my daughter’s approval. I swear she loves my husband more. When she wants someone else more than me, the ugly jealousy monster arrives on the scene. This has

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Father’s Day Thoughts From A Daughter – Thanks and Gratitude

3 Minutes Read Father’s day can be tough for many. For those who have lost a child or parent, are not able to have children or are estranged from their loved ones; my heart opens to you. Father’s day is a great time to check your relationship status. Is it growing barnacles, run aground, on fire or smooth sailing?

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Relationship Blame Game

3 Minutes Read Blame. A weapon we grab when we are out of emotional options. It’s the voice in your head that tells you it’s not your fault. The voice that is grasping for a reason. It’s an escape tunnel, except it leads nowhere. Brene Brown tells us that “blame is a way to discharge pain and discomfort”.

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Ask For What You Want: Lessons From My Dog Max

3 Minutes Read Do you ask for what you want? My dog Max is a rescue. Max is a girl – her large size and boy name confuse people all the time. When I picked her up from the shelter, she was already a year old. She had been returned to the shelter twice already. Her given name

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Mothers and Daughters: Help, Hope & Healing

2 Minutes Read Mothers and Daughters: Isn’t it strange that such a sacred relationship can be so complicated. I often look at my young daughter and think “my goodness, just a couple of years ago, we shared a body”. How does that closeness get damaged? More importantly, how can it be repaired? If you are a mother, have

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