One of my favorite, recent mom moments was hearing my husband walk through the door and say, “Did you plan on Nevie and Laney playing in the mud?”read more
After a full day of seeing clients, I am left with one of two feelings: incredible hope or incredible sadness. Once in a while, you might ﬁnd me ranting in anger about the hardships of this world or singing God’s praises as I get to witness His miraculous work in the lives of my clients as we navigate messy, dark, and seemingly hopeless circumstances. Being a helper of any kind is truly sacred work. We sit in the conﬁdential places where secrets that have never been shared are brought into the light; memories, once pushed aside, ﬁnally surface, and gold-plated masks are laid down to rest.read more
Valentine’s Day has come and gone. The chocolate is eaten and the flowers have faded and dropped their petals.
Life continues as everything around us turns from shades of red and pink to a vibrant green, as we anticipate the celebration of an Irish Saint. But before we move on, let’s stop and remember the essence of what Love truly is.read more
As I was cleaning, I was thinking about new beginnings — the feeling of cleaning out the old, and getting ready for the new. January is one of those times of the year where all of us are reminded to assess and set our goals for another year.read more
Leaders regularly come into our counseling and coaching offices depressed, burned out, anxious, angry, or leaking behaviors they are not proud of, and they just want it fixed. The reality for many is that things cannot get fixed unless we connect emotionally to the…read more
You know that feeling you get when you slide on the perfect pair of shoes for a specific task at hand? Things just feel right. If you’re on your feet all day in the office, it’s the pair that looks and feels good. For my outdoor projects, my Danner Boots are my go-to. If you are just getting home after a long day, maybe you can’t wait to put those cozy, kick-back slippers on. The point is, the right footwear in life makes a big difference!read more
Do you want a better night sleep?
What if I told you that it is possible to know the most effective way to reach another person, and, with a little effort and attention to the core values in yourself and in others, you could dramatically improve the quality of the relationships in your life…and your sleep! Would you believe me?read more
In coaching parents to lead their children well, we often say:
“Rules without relationship breed rebellion,” and “relationship without rules breeds entitlement.”