Why Your Partner’s Self Care Is Your Responsibility Too

So often we talk about self care, and the boundaries we need to set for ourselves. And don’t get me wrong — those are important things to discuss and should be a top priority in your life. But what about encouraging that kind of behavior for your partner? Part of being a loving partner is caring about Read more about Why Your Partner’s Self Care Is Your Responsibility Too[…]

Preparing For The Holidays: Settle For MORE

“There is more in us than we know if we could be made to see it; perhaps, for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less.” – Kurt Hahn We’re often told that we should be willing to settle for less at the holidays: less business, less consumerism, less money spent, less Read more about Preparing For The Holidays: Settle For MORE[…]

Gratitude Is An Investment

Gratitude is a powerful way to invest in your future — in what you want to see in the world. When I see clients with mind that is gracious and a heart that is giving, I notice that they are able to adjust stressful mindsets, and even mental health issues like anxiety and depression, much more quickly. When someone is focused Read more about Gratitude Is An Investment[…]

Harsh Startup Vs. Soft Startup

Did you know that if you have bulbs in your garden, you’re supposed to pull them out every fall — and replant them in the spring? If you leave them in the ground, they just grow into bulb clusters and eventually stop flowering altogether. There’s a lesson for relationships in this (of course there is, right?). Sometimes, Read more about Harsh Startup Vs. Soft Startup[…]

Letting Fall Colors Go

The colors of fall are so gorgeous, aren’t they? Plus, I always find, they bring a good reminder to let go of the old — to celebrate what was, while at the same time moving on, and allowing for space in your relationships for new things. Our relationships are ever evolving, and sometimes that means letting go Read more about Letting Fall Colors Go[…]

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – Anne of Green GablesWelcome to October. What does October mean to you? For me, it makes me think of fall festivals and getting lost in corn mazes, capturing those last few hikes in the blazing colors and rainy skies. It’s pumpkin carving and great Read more about “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”[…]

This September, Hit The “Refresh” Button

Well, the kids are all back to school, and I’m reminded of what a spirit of new beginnings fall brings. We’re all refreshed after the summer, and there’s a certain comfort in coming back together — getting back into a structure and routine. It might be a good time to evaluate: What structures would you like to Read more about This September, Hit The “Refresh” Button[…]

Be Fearless and Try New Things!

When was the last time you actually tried something new — something that pushed you out of your comfort zone? That stretched your courage? My friend and counseling colleague, Heather Harrison, recently told me that she and her daughter went skydiving on a Saturday whim. They literally thought of the idea at 10 AM, and were jumping Read more about Be Fearless and Try New Things![…]