Learn To Be Independent not Co-Dependent

The term codependency has been around for almost four decades. Although it originally applied to spouses of alcoholics, research revealed that the characteristics of codependents were much more prevalent in the general population than had been imagined. Co-dependence is a learned behavior.  It is an emotional and behavioral condition that affects a person’s ability to enjoy … Continued

Think About Your Thinking

 Did you know that the average human brain processes anywhere from 40,000 to 60,000 thoughts a day.  Many of those thoughts are mundane from “I need to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich” to “what time is the party again?”.  However many other thoughts are judgmental in nature and often very self critical. And … Continued

Greatest Relationship Tool of All – Validation

We all want stronger, happier and more authentic relationships.  It is important when dealing with our children, our spouse, our friends, our co-workers and even people we don’t know that well. The greatest relationship tool of all time is validation!!! Validation is one way that we communicate acceptance of others. Validation doesn’t mean agreeing or … Continued

The Truth About Gratitude

There is no better time to start being more grateful than the week of Thanksgiving.  Let this time be more than turkeys and family football games because there is increasing research on the nature of gratitude, its causes, and its potential impact for health and mental/emotional well being. Gratitude shifts your focus from what your … Continued

Time To Reset

There are two times a year that people do a BIG RESET.  The day after New Year’s Day and the day after Labor Day.  People decide it is a good time to get serious about their diets, their budgets and their personal improvement. So NOW is the time!!! Here is the best advice on how … Continued