Are you an overprotective parent?

Are you an overprotective parent?

I love the movie Disney Pixar’s Finding Nemo, where a father’s love fights to keep his son safe. But there’s a strong parenting lesson we all can learn about fear’s impact on parenting. Marlin, Nemo’s dad, was so fearful of Nemo getting hurt that he...
Emotional issues that can impact your sex life

Emotional issues that can impact your sex life

Are there emotional issues that can impact your sex life? Every relationship deserves to have a healthy sex life. Unfortunately it’s hard for many couples to achieve and maintain what they consider to be one. Sometimes this is because of physical problems, but...
Are you stuck in a comparison trap?

Are you stuck in a comparison trap?

Comparing can be a slippery slope ending in dissatisfaction, discontentment, and depression. We tend to fantasize about ideas of “if only”. Do you get stuck in a comparison trap? Why do people do this so often? Is there any gain in comparing yourself? Is...
6 tips to have your voice heard

6 tips to have your voice heard

Is it hard for you to have your voice heard? I often hear people share that they feel like they aren’t listened to and that their voice is not heard or taken seriously. There can be many dynamics in relationships that cause this, especially if it has been a...
Why it’s important to pay attention to the roots

Why it’s important to pay attention to the roots

When we lived in Indiana, the home we owned had some outdated landscaping that we tore out and re-did. There was one problem… the roots of the old plants were so deep, it was hard to get them all. For years we would continually see new growth coming up from the...
Do you try to avoid emotional pain?

Do you try to avoid emotional pain?

Do you try to stop yourself from feeling emotional pain in attempt to move on and just ‘get over it’? This ‘suck it up’ mentality may end up haunting you down the road. I came across a quote by Renee Swope that hit the nail on the head about...
Managing triggers after a betrayal

Managing triggers after a betrayal

Have you betrayed the trust of your loved one? Has it been hard managing their triggers after a betrayal? I’ve worked with many couples who’ve experienced betrayal in their relationships. Affairs. Emotional affairs. Lying. Not following through. Broken...
Are your coping skills healthy?

Are your coping skills healthy?

We can’t control that life will throw us a curve ball when we least expect it. But we do have a choice in our reactions to it and if we chose healthy or unhealthy coping skills. Healthy coping skills will help carry you through, build you up, and re-focus you...
Do you have a fear of someone loving you?

Do you have a fear of someone loving you?

So many of my clients hide their pain and lack vulnerability and authenticity with others. It’s like they have a fear of someone loving them. Do you have a fear of someone loving you?  Are you secretly aching inside and pretend you have it all put together? Do...