Relationship cut-offs are painful. They can trigger feelings of hurt, helplessness, hopelessness, and rejection. But here is help to repair a relationship.
When I ask my women audiences, “Please, put your hand up if your family or friends say to you, ‘Stop worrying!’” approximately a third of them raise their hands.
The benefits of writing a list of gratitude ideas for seniors was reinforced when I was a guest contributor on Steve Foran’s blog, Gratitude at Work.
Micromanagement is a cluster of behaviors used by managers who closely observe and/or control the work of their employees. Instead of giving general instructions for small tasks and supervising larger concerns, the micromanager oversees and assesses every step.
We all have mental health challenges calling us to find solutions and rebound with resilience. During challenging times some of my connections asked questions about attending to their mental health. Here are five of those conversations in which I attempted to put on my best mental health counsellor brain.
Patricia’s book encapsulates, in a manageable and organized manner, the lessons learned by many women since the advent of the Feminist Movement in the 1960’s
Emotional Agility: Get unstuck, embrace change, and thrive in work and life, authored by Harvard Medical School psychologist, Susan David ranks high in my reading inventory. I place it with the likes of Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ and Brene’ Brown’s Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience.
Learn to become familiar with your feeling state. Imagine watching yourself as if you were between 18 and 24 months old. Just notice. There is no need to express. Just be and study what this feeling is telling you.
Acting-Up Teenager by Bayard and Bayard has guided parents in dealing with their acting-up teenager or adult child.
This is my mother tribute! When Mary Cook McLaughlin, my mother died, I lost a parent who not only loved me but inspired me with her resilience.
I add; it is about kindness and seeking to understand. My own experience with our daughter Kelly, who spent a great deal of time in jail over an eleven year period, is love draws a circle that takes the other in. One of the best ways to demonstrate that care is to seek to understand with out judgment.
Are you a “committed and open minded” parent or wonder how to improve your capacity to parent a teen? Dr. Reginald Bibby, a sociologist offers some guidance.