July 25, 2017

Setting Limits: How to Say Yes to Yourself and No to Others

Read any magazine article or book about parenting and the author will advise the necessity of setting limits for children. “Set limits and stick to them,” parents are counseled. Limits create the structure and discipline that every child needs for healthy upbringing. But for adults-especially those […]
June 19, 2017

Blended Families

All relationships have their complications, but step-families create a web of relationships and inter-relationships that make the average spider’s overnight spinning look simple in comparison. Consider these possible variations: the woman may be wife, ex-wife, mother and stepmother. Her relationships might include her husband, her […]
May 10, 2017

Growing Yourself as a Parent

“Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince Imagine a baby shower where the guests bring a special kind of gift for the new parents. Not baby clothes. […]
April 21, 2017

Creating What You Want In Life

We all wish to live the life we really want. If that’s the case, why does it seem that so few of us actually do? Creating the life we want should be easy, but for many reasons it isn’t. Sometimes we’re too busy working, paying bills […]
February 12, 2017


Procrastinating means putting off unpleasant tasks that one should get done. People who procrastinate will delay cleaning, organizing, working on and filing taxes… They get further and further behind. They often get hit with fines from unpaid traffic tickets, embarrassed when friends suddenly drop in […]
January 18, 2017
New Year, New You

New Year, New You:   The 30-second article that could make you feel better

Can Probiotics help our emotional adjustment? What are probiotics? They are the critters that live in our gut. There are happy critters, those we call probiotics, and mean, ornery critters. The good critters keep the bad ones in check and they also help us digest […]