Raising Happy Kids

We all want to raise HAPPY kids!!  Happiness is a tremendous advantage in a world that emphasizes performance because happy people do better in every indictor of health and well being. Here are 4 simple suggestions that work.   They are taken from my 10 years of being an NYU Certified Life Coach working with families … Continued

Easter Revelations

In a few days, millions of people around the world celebrate “Easter”, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after His crucifixion at Calvary as described in the New Testament. The origin of this term is uncertain, though it is commonly thought to derive from Eastre, the name of a Teutonic spring … Continued

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