25 Things To Remember When Low Self-Esteem Kicks Your Butt

25 Things To RememberThere was a time in my life when I didn’t believe in myself. Having grown up in your average dysfunctional family, I found myself in the role of peacekeeper and people pleaser from a young age.

I believed if I was compliant and accommodating, I could keep everyone happy and prevent the wackadoodle behavior… Continue Reading…

How To Fix A Relationship With A “Couple Bubble”

how to fix a relationship

Have you ever considered going to a relationship therapist to help you and your significant other work through conflict?

Frustration, fighting, and detachment are common problems in marriage or any intimate relationship, but when you learn how to create a “couple bubble,” you have a powerful platform for quickly regaining trust… Continue Reading…

30 Signs Of Emotional Abuse In A Relationship

30 signs of emotional abuseNothing is more damaging to your confidence and self-esteem than being in an emotionally abusive relationship.

Unlike physical abuse which rears its ugly head in dramatic outbursts, emotional abuse can be more insidious and elusive. In some cases, neither the abuser nor the victim are fully aware it’s happening.

The most obvious scenario for emotional… Continue Reading…

Positive Mental Attitude: 10 Mindsets For Happiness

positive mental attitudeYou have somewhere around 45,000 negative thoughts a day.

Not just you — everyone does.

That’s about 80% of all of your thoughts. The vast majority of our thoughts are unpleasant, stressful, or self-sabotaging. Our brains are like a network news channel, only reporting the bad stuff with a sprinkling of good news to keep… Continue Reading…

5 Mindfulness Exercises To Reduce Stress And Reclaim Joy

mindfulness exercisesOver the last hour, where has your mind been?

Have you been intently focused on something, or has your mind been bouncing around from your to-do list, to the phone ringing, to your worries, and then on to any number of unrelated thoughts and distractions?

All of that mental chatter is exhausting, especially since most… Continue Reading…

How To Break Bad Habits By Forming Good Ones

Break bad habitsBad habits creep up on us.

One day we smoke that first cigarette, eat that first bag of Cheetos, or discover how easy it is to charge things on a credit card.

Before you know it, that one decision has mushroomed into big, bad habit. We become physically or mentally addicted to substances, food, spending,… Continue Reading…

25 Questions To Ask People To Draw Them Out

Questions To Ask PeopleAs a personal coach, I use pointed and thoughtful questions to help my clients gain more clarity about themselves and to help me better understand my clients and their goals.

I generally ask open-ended questions that can’t be answered with a simple “yes” or “no” so that the client is encouraged to dig deeper… Continue Reading…