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Too Afraid to Say No: Preparing for an Emotional Apocalypse We give a lot of airtime to the importance of self-care, boundary setting, and healthy relationships but what doesn’t get talked about enough is the fallout that occurs after setting or enforcing a boundary...read more
What happens when the stress boils over? This post floated through my Facebook feed last week: This fall has been rough down here in Florida. Hurricane Irma blew through on September 11, 2017, evacuating and shutting down almost the...read more
It’s Halloween! What better day to discuss the various monsters in our lives? As all our little ghosts and goblins dress up to trick or treat tonight, the monster I’m thinking of today is the Emotional Vampire. Instead of sucking your blood, the emotional vampire...read more
It’s report card time down here in Florida. In spite of Hurricane Irma closing schools in our district for 6 days in September (with two weekends included in those days off resulting in a 10 day break in the middle of the first quarter of the new school year) it’s...read more
Some ideas to support friends & neighbors recovering after Hurricane Irma: 1. If you have electricity, gift your water and/or gasoline stockpile to someone who is without power right now. 2. If you have electricity, invite friends and family over for a shower, a...read more
Boundary-setting 101 Earlier this year I said "yes" to a request, then re-evaluated and said "no" to the same request, then watched helplessly as the fallout included an ugly social media tirade and damage to no less than 5 relationships. What led to this unfortunate...read more
What is an enmeshed family system? The short answer: the way one family member feels, all family members are expected to feel. Think of this: a mother picks up her children from school on a Friday afternoon. She is relaxed and joyful, thinking of the long three-day...read more
I came down with a cold a week ago Tuesday. It started off as a wicked headache that lasted for days. Then it morphed into a sore throat and a lot of fatigue. But by the weekend, I was feeling better and on Monday, although I was still tired, I was pretty much back to...read more
Have you ever been in a situation that makes you so uncomfortable you break out in a full body sweat? There's nothing worse. You meet someone new and, all of a sudden, you feel self-conscious, or intimidated, or embarrassed and it happens. The getmeouttahere...read more
Next year at this time, my baby will be starting high school. This week marks the start of a new school year. Summer break began in May, and although it feels like we're cutting the summer awfully short by going back to school in the beginning of August, we...read more
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