I hear the phrase “empowerment” all over the place. I like it. In fact, I like it so much that it is the main focus in my work with others. I have a strong desire to see the people who seek my help leave feeling empowered and in charge of their lives. Another phrase we…

Are you enjoying more freedom and peace of mind this Summer? That is what Summer is all about… Freedom from the usual and the opportunity to Be… When was the last time you had a large chunk of time to do nothing? To just chill? To get in touch with your lightheartedness and ease? To…

Relationships depend on mutual respect. The value of family life, marriage of loving and stable relationships in bringing up children is central to relationships. Rights and responsibilities underpin relationships for self and others. Commitment to safety and wellbeing is important to consider in forming a familial relationship. Gender equality has to be considered but outside…

Continuing with our Freedom theme, picking-up where we left off with reparenting around Fathering/Discipline (to reprogram ourselves), and combining it with more Summer goodness. Why not? Re-Fathering has to do with personal discipline and how we set ourselves up to succeed in life and in relationships. It has to do with personal power, with boundaries, with ownership, with accountability. It…

There is an old native American legend concerning the “Two-Faced Monster”. Here it is: Two-Face is a malevolent humanoid monster of the Plains Indian tribes. In some tribes Two-Faces are described as ogres, but most often the Two-Face resembles a human except for having a second face on the back side of his or her…

Things That Make Teens Angry! “All of the school work that is not necessary for our future.” “Locker jams.” “Overcrowded!!” “Writing complete sentences for answers.” “Only 2 bathroom passes per semester.” “Parents and teachers who refuse to listen to my point of view.” “Lunch Detention.” “Teachers who think they know everything.” “Being labeled … my…

With the 4th of July just around the corner, I usually like to write about Freedom around this time. I was inspired to write more about feelings, emotions and their relationship to Freedom… It is an obvious fact that some people are very emotional and others barely even notice how they feel… Emotions have to do with…

The ideal woman for many men comes straight out of a codependent checklist. Many women are taught from an early age that they have to be a certain “way” around men. I have often dealt with women who are involved with abusive, emotionally distant men and cannot see that this is not functional for them.…

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