Communication is the foundation for all relationships, and therefore the source of most conflicts. Often we fight about HOW we fight, rather than WHAT we fight about. Continue reading Are you speaking the right language?
It’s the new year. You have committed to being a fitter healthier you, which included new running shoes and an expensive gym membership. But, real life has swung into action and the goals you set feel impossible to reach. And you
Follow these steps to increase your motivation:
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How would you know what you are aiming for if you keep on saying what you DON’T want?In the book, Getting the love you Want, author Harville Hendrix emphasizes that we would benefit from focusing on positive statements. The book provides an in-depth explanation of designing a vision statement for your relationship. Continue reading Casting a vision for your relationship
Overwhelmed by the options facing you? Feeling paralyzed by decision making? Barry Schwartz, author of “The Paradox of Choice” argues that too much freedom of choice is actually not as beneficial as we think. Continue reading Book Review: The Paradox of Choice
Mending The Torn Fabric (Sarah Braband) is a self-help book for individuals who wish to engage in grief work. The metaphor beautifully describes how loss can be experienced as a tear in the fabric of our lives. Whether you are working through a recent, or long avoided loss, this easy to read book provides stories and tips to help you mend the tear(s) in your fabric. Continue reading Book Review on Grief: Mending the Torn Fabric
Many (if not most) people are challenged by uncertainty and find that it causes anxiety. Persons affected by the Fees Must Fall movement could be experiencing periods of uncertainty (e.g. when will we go back to class, what if I get arrested during a peaceful protest). Here is what you should know about anxiety Continue reading Fees must fall: Anxious, so now what?
Ken Sande and his team present a fabulous paradigm called “Relational Wisdom.” This post is dedicated to review this free resource. In particular, I would like to show you how you could benefit from this resource if you are not religiously minded. Continue reading Relational Wisdom Resource Review
A few years ago I stumbled upon a book that speaks to adult children. Entitled Toxic Parents (Forward, 1989) it describes various situations where scared/powerless children are stuck inside adult bodies still trying to please their parents. Chapters cover a range of topics (below) and end with recommendations on reclaiming your life (and not repeating your parents’ mistakes). A short summary of this book review: Continue reading Toxic childhood: Book review
“When helping you is hurting me” provides a fascinating read – useful for personal wellness for those in the helping/social professions as well as persons experiencing difficulties with assertiveness.
Carmen Renee Berry writes that two powerful (and common) belief systems causes the Messiah Trap. Continue reading Book review: Addicted to helping?
Anybody can become angry – that is easy. To be angry with the right person and at the right time and for the right purpose and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.