How to Ruin a Relationship

How to Ruin a Relationship

If there were a course called Relationships 101, what would it cover?  There’s probably a course out there somewhere that’s called this, but let’s see if we can come up with some of the topics: How to communicate well How to honor your commitment How...
Why Complaining About Your Ex Can Actually be Bad for You

Why Complaining About Your Ex Can Actually be Bad for You

When I first separated from my ex, it was hard to refrain from stating what I was going through to a selective audience who would listen.  Most of my inner circle knew what was going on and they knew about my painful break-up after 17 years of being married. ...
How not to allow divorce to suck the life out of you

How not to allow divorce to suck the life out of you

Divorce.  It is one of the most stressful things you can go through, up there on the list with the death of a loved one and a major job loss.  If you’ve been through one–especially if it was acrimonious–you’ll know that while it wasn’t...
This Judge Did WHAT to these Alienated Kids?

This Judge Did WHAT to these Alienated Kids?

In the news recently you probably couldn’t help but hear of the story of the three kids sent to juvenile detention center for refusing to see their father. A little background here:  A Michigan judge ordered the children, ages 9 to 15, to be sent to a juvenile...
How to Get Through Life’s Toughest Challenges

How to Get Through Life’s Toughest Challenges

I have had several challenges during my child- and adulthood that have helped define the person I am today.  And what has gotten me through them is knowing this: This too will pass. When I was seven years old, I lost my adoptive mother.  Pregnant at the time, she...
Holding on to Anger and Resentment

Holding on to Anger and Resentment

Recently, I published the following quote on Twitter:  “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”- The Buddha One of the things I teach my coaching clients is to keep...