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How To Get Kids To Do What You Want

Bribes. That’s the only thing I have to offer. Bribes.

But not just any bribe, the right kind of bribe.

So, here’s what I can tell you. I can tell you that we as humans love rewards. We love feeling like we’ve done a good job at something, and we get those acts and words of affirmation […]

By |September 4th, 2015|Children and Adolescents|0 Comments

The Velveteen Rabbit

The great poet Maya Angelou once said, “When you know better, you do better.” It is true. When we know how to do better, think better, feel better and see the world in a different light, we will. And then, we must pay it forward. We must understand that the world is filled with misery, […]

By |August 17th, 2015|Emotional Well-being, Spirituality, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Forgiveness

As you become introspective and empathetic with your understanding of others thoughts and feelings you may begin to understand the pain you have caused others through your own unconscious (or conscious) actions. You behave out of a direct result of your own emotional pain, but when you become aware of the reason for your actions […]

By |July 7th, 2015|Emotional Well-being, Life Change|0 Comments

Lesson One: You Can’t Teach Someone To Swim When They’re Drowning

My 8 year old daughter feels very maternal with her younger 3 year old sister, often feeling as if she must step in to correct and teach lessons. I’m often telling her she isn’t her mother, and she needs to let me do my job. However, that doesn’t stick for long before Lily is feeling […]

By |March 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

My Great Therapy Advice

This morning when a client told me she needed to learn to keep her emotions under control, I responded with, “Who are you, Elsa?” And then I about died inside, because I thought to myself, “Really? Elsa? Is that the best therapeutic example you could come up with?”

In fact, it was.

You know what really bugged […]

By |December 1st, 2014|Emotional Well-being, Parenting|0 Comments

I Have a Confession

I have a confession to make.

This time last year, I embarked on a journey to change my physical health because my emotional health had become unmanageable. In July of last year, I experienced an extremely stressful event that was both traumatic and life-altering. By October, my stress and worry had taken a mental toll on […]

By |November 15th, 2014|Life Change, Nutrition|0 Comments

I’ve Got an A-Friend In You

We have people in our lives for a reason. The closer the relationship to someone, and the more trust we put into someone, the more vulnerable we are with them. Vulnerability is tough because while it’s essential to love and connection, it opens us up to great pain and sadness. When it comes to relationships, […]

By |November 6th, 2014|Attachment|1 Comment

All Witches Aren’t Bad: What the Wicked Witch of the West can Teach Us About Life

The Huffington Post is always so timely. If you don’t read this online news source, I encourage it. Just yesterday this great article was posted. It shows an interview between Mr. Rogers (whom we all love, right?) and the Wicked Witch of the East. Mr. Rogers was way before his time on many issues. In his interview […]

By |November 1st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

You Are The Company You Keep

Why do we keep doing and feeling the same things over and over again, even when they aren’t serving us well in any capacity whatsoever? Oh, the madness!

Consciousness is a “here-and-now” experience of focused attention that is fundamentally a measure of how our body, thoughts, and mind is changed by interaction with our internal or […]

Made Up Stories: Our Life’s Narrative

Our life script is so automatic, that to change, we need to stop and just be the audience. In our minds, we create our own narrative, which is to say, we create the stories that create our life. This may seem strange, but think about it a moment. Clinical Neurologist Oliver Sacks wrote that his patients […]