The #1 problem couples and families identify when seeking therapy~
"We can't communicate."
The #1 goal couples and families identify when seeking therapy~
"We need tools for better communication."
Since most couples and families LOVE each…
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"ADHD is both a liability and a super power!"
This is one of my favorite quotes by Dr. Ed Hallowell, MD (a world-renowned expert on ADHD who also has this condition, in addition to dyslexia). Dr. Hallowell understands the struggles of living…
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This blog is for any couple or family members who feel caught in negative patterns of disconnection and distress with the people they LOVE. It IS possible to improve your relationships. Read on to learn how.
Do you and your partner (or family…
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ADHD in adults is real and can drive partners crazy! It can also be treated, and marriages can be saved. Find out how.
There was a moment during my first year of marriage that I will always remember.
I had moved in to my husband's house…
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How do you talk to yourself about your challenges and setbacks in life (that we all face)- whether large or small, your shortcomings, or missing the mark?
Dr. Kristin Neff advises~
"Instead of mercilessly judging and criticizing yourself…
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As you watch my dance piece...
1. Notice what emotions and thoughts come up for you.
2. Ask yourself which family role you identify with (as a child and possibly as an adult)~ Scapegoat, Hero, Mascot, Lost Child, Enabler, Victim ("Patient").
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"Fear keeps us from experiencing life the way we want to experience it. We can't escape fear. We can only transform it into a companion that will accompany us through all of our exciting adventures."
Susan Jeffers, PhD, author of Feel the…
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"The spiritual journey: life's journey: means working with your fear. It starts with a smile." Pema Chodron
This is how a recent article in Lion's Roar began. I was immediately drawn in and intrigued to find out how someone could possibly smile…
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"If I hadn't found you... I'd probably be driving somebody else nuts."
In close to 21 years, this is my favorite wedding anniversary card I have received from my partner. Of course, I love the poetic language from other cards, but this…
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"The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.” - Ernest Hemingway
Have you experienced an incident in which your partner failed to respond to you at a moment of urgent need, which disproportionately has shaped…
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Are you struggling with trust in your intimate relationship?
Has trust, the foundation for your love relationship, gradually or instantly eroded by your partner...
Not being there for you to connect with on a daily basis, on the weekends,…
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Coping better with anxiety and depression is possible!
I know both of these conditions as I have helped many clients break free from paralyzing anxiety or debilitating depression. I too have found freedom from the anxiety I first intensely…
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We all have heard that saying:
"Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die."
So, how does one exactly just LET IT GO?! (violation, abuse, humiliation, injustice, etc.)
Similarly, how do people live (not just…
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Did you know that apologizing or making an "effective repair" is one of the most important skills in a relationship?
It's actually well-known across couple therapy models that making a mistake is not the culprit in divorce. It's the lack of…
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Motherhood is a universal and unique journey for everyone.
No matter if it's "the fastest path to enlightenment", the most profound love you've ever experienced for another human being or the depths of despair if you're experiencing postpartum…
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As a new parent, I remember a friend saying,
"Parenting is the hardest job you'll ever love."
This description definitely fit for my son's first year when he barely slept and cried a lot as a colicky baby and yet I still had the deepest…
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What does being a "third wheel" in your intimate relationship feel like?!
Do you ...
feel second to something or someone else in your spouse/partner's life?
experience a sense of competition or rivalry with activities or relationships…
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It's HOLIDAY (or vacation) time!
Most people want to be surrounded by FAMILY (whether this is their real family, chosen family or longed for family) at this nostalgic time of the year. (And if you're a parent, you likely value your kids bonding…
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Did you know that the holidays stress out 88% of Americans?
You might be thinking of the cooking, the cleaning, the gift buying, deciding where and with whom to celebrate as the causes, but what I hear from my clients, friends, and even family…
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Are you ready to step into the ring with your most difficult family members this holiday season or at your family's next event?
Read on for ideas.
In this blog, you will learn how to effectively set boundaries with:
THE 5 MOST DIFFICULT…
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Find your power within at IMPACT's advanced self-defense class
"We all come built in with the wiring we need to survive. It's inside all of us - we are knowing and powerful beyond what any of us can comprehend. Wow. Find it and feel it within…
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"The problem couples are having today is history,"
according to Terry Real, a couples therapy and gender expert.
“If you are like the millions of men and women who feel dissatisfied, you have been trying to negotiate a 21st century relationship…
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Relationship strategies that sabotage your marriage
As a couples therapist, I often initially hear “We love each other, but...”
“We can't communicate. And when we fight, we never get any resolution.”
“I can't trust him/her.…
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Expert relationship strategies to have a healthy, happy, long-lasting marriage
When couples bravely enter my office, they are hurting. They want the conflict and/or disconnection to end, and the harmony and love to return. They wish to be heard,…
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Are you struggling with anxiety or stress?
Treatment for anxiety or stress may include individual therapy (ex. Mindfulness, CBT, DBT, ACT, Expressive Arts Therapy), group therapy, and/or couples or family therapy, medication, nutrition, and…
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How to have hard conversations- that go well!
Top 5 Techniques for Adults Thriving with ADHD
Transform Your Vicious Cycle Into Positive, Loving Connection
How Can You Live Like That?! Couples with ADHD
Self-Compassion- One of the Most Healing Gifts
Addiction Divides Us, Recovery Unites Us (dance piece)
Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway!
Cultivating Fearlessness through Spiritual Warriorship
What I've Learned from 20 Years of Marriage
Making Peace with Your Parents to Enrich Your Life & Relationships
Healing from Attachment Injuries & Other Betrayals
VIDEO: How to Build (& Rebuild) Trust and Heal from Betrayal
How to Build (& Rebuild) Trust and Repair from Betrayal
Coping Better with Anxiety and Depression is Possible
How to Let Go of Resentments- A Step by Step Process
What Makes for a Good Apology? The Secret to Effective Repairs
Top 10 Tips for New Mamas
Top 10 Parenting Strategies- Timeless Guidelines from Love & Logic
Do You Feel Like a 3rd Wheel in Your Marriage?
Guidelines for Visiting Your Family at the Holidays or Vacations
Have Your Partner's Back and Heart at the Holidays & Family Events
Setting Boundaries with Your Most Difficult Family Members
Find Your Power Within
21st Century Relationship Skills
The Top 5 Losing Relationship Strategies (in The New Rules of Marriage)
The Top 5 Winning Relationship Strategies (in The New Rules of Marriage)
20 Ways to Cope with Stress