It’s Never Too Late to Find Your Voice

OK, you just stay right here and I’ll be back. It was the summer after 7th grade and I had stayed overnight at an extended family member’s house for...

Six Tips for Firing Your Anxiety from Its Full-Time Job

So I fired my anxiety...   It isn’t that I don’t still have moments of fear. My imagination is far too ginormous for that even when real life begs...

Anger Has Its Place by Christa Hardin, MA

Growing up I was a lot like Jo March from Little Women. I would never have admitted it though. She was brash and whiny, hot-tempered, and enjoyed...

Confronting Your Worst Side: It’s Never Too Late For Change

I thought I may never recover after that LIVING nightmare which culminated with a tender bite mark on my flesh.   The little boy, my cousin, had...

Essential Tips for Avoiding Well-Intentioned Negativity

As a mom and aunt of middle-grade children, I spend a lot of time quelling the fears of children.   Is tropical storm Emily going to be OK, Aunt...

Dealing With A Withdrawn Spouse

I’m feeling flooded. Can we talk later? Sure, when?   These are the healthy comments of a couple who was in a coaching session with me recently.   In the last few months, they have shared their struggles and joys. They’ve shared their fears, their desires, and their...

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What’s Truly Essential

  I lost my daughter at the starting line of the race. Actually, let’s not romanticize it. She ditched me for a friend. Middle school years anyone? As such, with no planned playlist to cheer me on, I found something else I could focus on. Other people’s kids! Along...

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The Secret Life of Peace

She looked at me helplessly.   I wanted to help. I sincerely did. But she was presenting with a really tough issue.   This, as any therapist or coach knows, is a dilemma. This client was specifically determined to find peace in the whirl of life. Hmmmm.   She was...

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