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The Happiness Hunt (part 1): The External Pursuit

One of the most common reasons that women come to see me is that they have lost the feeling of happiness in their lives. Maybe life didn’t turn out the way they thought it would or maybe it did and they thought they would be happier. Or they have lost weight, […]

Put Happiness in Your Life With The Joy Journey

The joy journey to happiness

Three years ago on January 1st I started to put a small entry into a "One line a day" journal. I wrote something short each evening about my day and what worked in that day and what didn't. My goal was to put more joy into my life immediately. Although from […]

Grateful Children? 3 Easy Ways to Turn Your Children from Greedy to Grateful

Grateful Children - from Greedy to Grateful

I hear similar stories from the parents I work with and from friends, "How come my children are ungrateful little brats?"

From years of working with parents, I've come to the realization that parents seem to expect their children to be born grateful and with the ability to say things such […]

Three Best New Year’s Resolutions You Can Possibly Make

These are the 3 best resolutions you should continue to make forever.

Each year millions of women (and men) vow to lose weight. Apparently, only about 5% of them succeed for any length of time. From my observations, the ones that don’t succeed spend the rest of the year obsessing about their weight and their lack of weight loss success. How many more […]

The Yes/No Method For Holiday Sanity

The Yes/No Method for Holiday Sanity

The holidays can be a glorious time for family togetherness, great food, beautiful decorations, and spiritual and religious growth. It can also be prime time for the dreaded emotions of resentment and guilt. What is it about the holiday season that summons up annoyance and aggravation to the point of seasonal […]

Regrets, Unfinished Business, Goals Not Met?

Resolutions and Regrets

I’m not sure why time seems to go faster as each year passes but I know that saying so makes me sound like my grandparents! As the year comes to an end how will you look back at this year? With regrets, unfinished business, goals not met, gratitude, hope, or some […]

Thankful and Grateful for Precious Time

Thankful and grateful for everything in life.

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays.  I love the food, family time, usually mild weather, and the calm before the end of the year holiday storm.  I particularly love the concept of having a day just to be grateful, just to be thankful for all that we have […]

Dealing with Guilt and Shame: Are You Stuck in the Loop?

The guilt/shame doom loop; are you stuck in it?

The guilt/shame doom loop; are you stuck in it?

Every few months or so I realize that although my clients come to me to talk about a lot of different issues, at the heart of our talks is a common issue that they are all struggling with.
Guilt / Shame / […]

Top Dating Mistakes that Lead to Divorce

Top Dating Mistakes that Lead to Divorce

"If it’s a red flag while you are dating, it turns into a billboard sign after you get married."

These wise words are from one of my clients who just got divorced.

My work puts me into the unique position of 20/20 hindsight on dating mistakes that may lead you right […]

Enjoying the Enjoyable sans the Guilt

Over the last couple of weeks I've noticed a pattern with my clients; they aren't enjoying the moments and events that they do to supposedly find enjoyment.

Admittedly, I've been known to do the same thing. One of my clients pours herself a glass of wine and then berates herself for […]