As our world has moved into a whole new place in the past week, I just want you to know that I am still working with all clients and accepting new clients. I already work with clients providing coaching and counseling by phone or video conference here in Houston, in the state and in other… Continue reading I Am Here For You. Now.
So much has happened this week with the coronavirus… While adults are having a hard time with it, the kids are witnessing all this too. They may be scared or confused, and they’re likely very upset that they are missing out on activities and trips and, yes, even going back to school. So, make sure… Continue reading Talking About COVID-19 With Your Kids- What Your Kids Need to Know From You
You’ve heard them, right? Songs about love and how it hurts. In fact, love is so awful in some of those that it even causes death. They can be quite comical. Maybe that’s why I love this Greg Tamblyn video where he sings a quick song called the “Top 10 Whiny Victim Love Songs.” I just have… Continue reading Does Love Hurt and the Missing Piece
“Every living being wants to experience the light of love. The problem is that our windows are dirty. The windows of our hearts and minds are streaked with past pains and hurts, past memories and disappointments. The windows are so clouded by fear, self-doubt and inaccurate information that the light of love cannot shine through.… Continue reading Ready to Love Again
With the news last week of the helicopter crash that claimed the lives of nine people, including basketball star Kobe Bryant and his daughter, it has been a time of sadness and questions for many. When death happens unexpectedly and to people that we are not prepared to lose, it fills us with fear and… Continue reading Discussing Death and Dying With Children
“Odds are, you did this morning. Somewhere between the first step on the floor and the last step out the door, you grabbed some luggage. You stepped over to the baggage carousel and loaded up. The carousel is not the one in the airport; it’s the one in the mind. And the bags we grab are not… Continue reading How Many Bags Did You Pick Up This Morning?
One year I was gathering a list of the Top 25 Christmas Songs for a presentation about increasing the joy and decreasing your stress at holiday time. When reviewing this list, I was so surprised to see that only one mentioned gifts and Santa Claus. The rest of these songs are all about the memories… Continue reading Happy Holidays from My Home to Yours
One of the things that I see single parents and stepfamilies (and other families) do at the holiday times is stress about how much they can spend on the kids. Worse, they feel soooo bad about not having enough money to buy all the things their kids want. In order to prepare their kids to… Continue reading The Big DON’T of the Holiday Season
Write your own lyrics to the “12 Days of Christmas,” focusing on the fun things you like to do as a family.
In November, I was privileged to speak during Day 1 of the Texas Counseling Association 63rd Annual Conference. The experience was great! I enjoyed speaking to a wonderful audience of counselors from all over the state during my session “Effectively Working with High Conflict Clients, Colleagues or Family Members.” One of the strategies I shared… Continue reading To Deal With Difficult People, Take This First Step