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Is it love or attachment?

Why is so hard to love somebody without attachment? Real love is free, simple and easy. “I am wonderful. You are wonderful. We are always connected, even when we aren’t together. I wish the best for you wherever you go.” Attachment feels needy, clingy and desperate. “I only feel good when you are with me. … Read more…

Ten Reasons Why Teens Rebel

Ten reasons why teens rebel against us  1. It’s developmentally appropriate. To a teenager, obeying Mom feels like being a child and they are trying to figure out what it means to be grown up. Most kids still want cuddles and nurturing when they are sick, but they’ve got this developing pre-frontal cortex that they want … Read more…

Why is my house always so messy? and my purse? and my mind?

When you have control of your home, your finances, and your time, it’s pretty hard not to feel in control of your life. Before I studied life coaching, I dabbled in personal organizing but maintaining a clean house has never been my strength. I love it when a client hires me to help them organize … Read more…

Raising Respectful Sons in the digital age

I held off as long as I could. When boys came over to play, screens went off.  I wanted to see boys running, jumping and climbing.  I loved to listen to their inventions and creativity.  I would rather have them make a mess or dive off my stairs, then see those precious faces zoned out in … Read more…

The power of scarcity

Do you ever try to relax but your brain won’t let you? Thoughts keep firing in a dozen different directions, none of them helpful? One of the reasons my clients feel so calm and focused after a coaching session is they learn the process of controlling their mind. Instead of being a passenger in an … Read more…

Are you TOO NICE?

Many parenting classes and books teach parents how to be more empathic but for some of us, that’s the easy part. We love the cuddling, the sympathetic listening, and the intimate bonding that comes with parenting our precious cutie pies. But being too nice isn’t good for anybody. Nice parents will put everyone else’s needs … Read more…

Sometimes you just need to hear it….

I was feeling resentful and under-appreciated.  My husband went out of town and I felt stuck in the daily grind of dishes, laundry, cooking, driving and homework.  Even the holidays just looked like more chores on my to-do list.  I was busy but bored.  Normally I can coach myself out these moods, take some time to myself, go … Read more…

How to Help Your Friends & Loved Ones (without losing yourself)

I’m sure you’ve all experienced “help” from your loved ones. Well meaning advice that starts with “What you need to do is……” or the pleading words from parents, “Honey, I’m worried about you….” It can be really hard to watch our child, our friend or a loved one suffering unnecessarily. Often, we can see things … Read more…

Listening to your instincts

Should I let my 9 year old stay home by herself? Should I let my daughter hang out downtown? When should I let my son ride his bike to a friends house? Parenting is full of questions and decisions that don’t have an obvious answer. We usually look to see what everyone else is doing but … Read more…

10 Powerful Questions

5 Questions every morning to give you clarity and intention.
5 Questions every evening to give you satisfaction and gratitude.

This is the best way to get you in the driver’s seat of your life.