Tis’ the Season to Set Boundaries

What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word “boundary”? Maybe it’s a fence, gate or a towering wall. Psychologically and relationally, boundaries are assertive statements of limits used to describe feelings and needs, expressing what is “me” and my property, and what is “not me” and not my property. They…

Details

Willing to Feel

I was sitting at a traffic light while silently and anxiously calculating my arrival time. Traffic was growing exponentially along with the likelihood I was going to be more than “fashionably” late. Suddenly, and without warning, something strangely familiar caught my attention. The check-engine light was blinking ominously. I tried to reassure myself it was…

Details

Life After an Affair

BAM!  What happened?! You just learned your partner has been cheating on you: I’m injured! This hurts! I’m angry! I want to cry! Why did my partner do this?! They wrecked us! This was all their fault! Now that everyone involved knows, you have to try and make sense of the who, what, when, where,…

Details

Show Kindness to All, including Yourself

Growing up we learn all sorts of lessons from our parents, teachers, friends and loved ones. One of those lessons is about random acts of kindness and using kind words when speaking to others. We all remember being kids and learning to “be kind to one another.” We hear quotes like, “In a world where…

Details