Personal Growth

  • Tired of Being Triggered?  How to Not Lose It with the People You Love.   Tired of Being Triggered?  How to Not Lose It with the People You Love.  

    Tired of Being Triggered?  How to Not Lose It with the People You Love.  

Tired of Being Triggered?  How to Not Lose It with the People You Love.  

Is there anyone who hasn’t been triggered by someone about something this year?  A near or flat-out rift with someone in your orbit from an alien value system? (more…)

By |December, 11th, 2020|Personal Growth, Relationships|Comments Off on Tired of Being Triggered?  How to Not Lose It with the People You Love.  
  • Louisville Family Therapist
    My Father, Money and Me My Father, Money and Me

    My Father, Money and Me

My Father, Money and Me

Several years ago, the church I attended tried something new.  A member of the congregation, rather than the minister, would deliver the customary offertory message during the Sunday morning contemporary service.  It’s the part of the worship service that involves the opening up of wallets, purses, and checkbooks — and nowadays maybe even an app on your […]

By |June, 11th, 2020|Mindfulness, Personal Growth|Comments Off on My Father, Money and Me
  • Making a decision
    The Easiest Way to Change Something About Yourself The Easiest Way to Change Something About Yourself

    The Easiest Way to Change Something About Yourself

The Easiest Way to Change Something About Yourself

Dilemmas are different from ordinary problems.  

Problems have solutions.  Dilemmas are more about resolution than solution.  (more…)

By |January, 16th, 2020|Happiness, Personal Growth, Success|Comments Off on The Easiest Way to Change Something About Yourself
  • Cultivate Your “Inner Gourmet” with Mindful Eating Cultivate Your “Inner Gourmet” with Mindful Eating

    Cultivate Your “Inner Gourmet” with Mindful Eating

Cultivate Your “Inner Gourmet” with Mindful Eating

A diagnosis of diabetes can feel like a death sentence.  I remember observing the faces of the participants in a diabetes education program, as the nutritionist described how to manage their blood glucose by controlling portions and by eating more nominally-processed foods and fewer sweets, sugary beverages and baked goods.

Although the participants were well aware of the need to make […]

By |August, 9th, 2019|Happiness, Mindfulness, Personal Growth|Comments Off on Cultivate Your “Inner Gourmet” with Mindful Eating
  • tough decisions
    The Easiest Way to Make a Tough Decision The Easiest Way to Make a Tough Decision

    The Easiest Way to Make a Tough Decision

The Easiest Way to Make a Tough Decision

You might say I’m in the “change business.”  Most people seek me out because they want to change something in their lives, usually some variation of:  

  • How can I get along better with myself?
  • How can I get along better with other people? 

By |June, 10th, 2019|Personal Growth, Success|Comments Off on The Easiest Way to Make a Tough Decision
  • How To Get Along With Parents
    How to Make Peace with Your Parents — And Just About Anybody Else How to Make Peace with Your Parents — And Just About Anybody Else

    How to Make Peace with Your Parents — And Just About Anybody Else

How to Make Peace with Your Parents — And Just About Anybody Else

“It’s always something or your mother,” as Wynona Judd is fond of saying.  I guess she should know.  She and her mother Naomi Judd were one of the most successful duos in country music history, and the backstory of their complicated relationship has been well documented on reality TV.  

By |May, 17th, 2019|Happiness, Personal Growth, Relationships, Resilience|Comments Off on How to Make Peace with Your Parents — And Just About Anybody Else
  • Happiness
    How to Get Smarter and Happier by This Time Next Year How to Get Smarter and Happier by This Time Next Year

    How to Get Smarter and Happier by This Time Next Year

How to Get Smarter and Happier by This Time Next Year

I’ve noticed the things that overwhelm us during the holidays are really no different from what stresses us out the rest of the year.  They’re actually amped-up versions of two life dilemmas we wrestle with any time of year: 

“Person A, B, or C (or all of the above) is driving me crazy with their…  Can you […]

By |December, 24th, 2018|Happiness, Personal Growth|Comments Off on How to Get Smarter and Happier by This Time Next Year
  • procrastination
    How to Stop Procrastinating, Get Stuff Done –And Get a Lot Happier How to Stop Procrastinating, Get Stuff Done –And Get a Lot Happier

    How to Stop Procrastinating, Get Stuff Done –And Get a Lot Happier

How to Stop Procrastinating, Get Stuff Done –And Get a Lot Happier

I could tell the moment I said it that I’d struck a chord.

“Procrastination has almost nothing to do with a lack of willpower or poor time management. Procrastination is an emotional issue — it’s about short-term mood regulation.”

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By |July, 27th, 2017|Personal Growth, Success|Comments Off on How to Stop Procrastinating, Get Stuff Done –And Get a Lot Happier