It was during a therapeutic counselling session that my client’s eyes welled up with tears. She sobbed, “Why do I cry so easily? I want to stop crying!” I seldom meet a client who is comfortable with weeping. However, I do attempt to create emotional safety for tears to flow by saying something like, “I […]
The Myths of Happiness gives insights into our fruitless, and sometimes silly, efforts to be happy while offering realistic direction for personal fulfillment.
Do you tell people, maybe your children, You are special. You are smart. You are amazing? Do you send yourself similar messages? But, wait! These lines are not necessarily the best for anyone’s development of healthy self-esteem, confidence, compassion or self-compassion. Believing You are smart, may be true or not. Numerous and recent research projects […]
Over the years I have had clients struggle to know how to meet new people and make friends. They have also not known how to check if the potential companion was emotionally safe. They wanted cues to show them whether to continue investing time in a new connection. After offering them the four steps below […]
Your biological parents cannot be switched. Your past cannot be changed. However, your perspective can change. Here are ways to do just that.
One of the most effective ways to strengthen personal resilient is to explore your childhood.
Your body is the vessel of your humanness.
Talk2MorePeople is like a communication and connection bible with a mix of personal vignettes, research, challenges, exercises, tools, and resources.
Research that supports resilience to COVID-19 serves us in most situations. Attending to our mental health is important no matter what.
Like many mothers, I have had breakfast served in bed by broad smiling children. Yes, on Mothers Day. Some years, I probably did not deserve the honor! Curious? Read on! The Beginning of Mother’s Day Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia began the campaign that brought about the official observance of Mother’s Day. Her mother died, and […]
Women are still under-represented in all levels of government and in corporation boardrooms. At the same time, women are over-represented in family shelters and as ‘single parents’.
One of the most effective ways of building resilience and bounce back from adversity is to lend a helping hand to others. Many people have experienced the boost helping gives them; hence the term helpers high when we do volunteer work. My own experience supports this idea. When our daughter, Kelly, was lost in […]