Resilience

  • parent-adult child estrangement
    When Mother’s Day Hurts When Mother’s Day Hurts

    When Mother’s Day Hurts

When Mother’s Day Hurts

Whether it’s low contact or no contact, Mother’s Day is one of the hardest days of the year for mothers estranged from a son or daughter. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the current epidemic of estrangement from an adult child, it’s this. The ordinarily reliable norms and guidelines we use to navigate any other interpersonal breakdown successfully […]

By |May, 10th, 2020|Relationships, Resilience|Comments Off on When Mother’s Day Hurts
  • Covid Louisville
    Boost Your Coping Skills: The Pandemic and Beyond Boost Your Coping Skills: The Pandemic and Beyond

    Boost Your Coping Skills: The Pandemic and Beyond

Boost Your Coping Skills: The Pandemic and Beyond

Right after 9/11, my mentors, Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone wrote about their decision to make the three thousand mile drive from New York to their home in northern California. During their literally “from sea to shining sea” journey, they described how they saw everything from outpourings of unity, caring and generosity, to overt signs of hatred and calls […]

By |April, 6th, 2020|Relationships, Resilience|Comments Off on Boost Your Coping Skills: The Pandemic and Beyond
  • estranged from adult child
    Estranged From Your Adult Child: The Last Thing You Ever Expected Estranged From Your Adult Child: The Last Thing You Ever Expected

    Estranged From Your Adult Child: The Last Thing You Ever Expected

Estranged From Your Adult Child: The Last Thing You Ever Expected

Holidays, birthdays and other family-oriented times of the year can be a time of heartache for parents whose adult children have cut them off — and the growing phenomenon is much more common than our idealized notions about family would have us believe.
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  • people skills
    Life Hacks to Handle Difficult People Life Hacks to Handle Difficult People

    Life Hacks to Handle Difficult People

Life Hacks to Handle Difficult People

I get to spend most of my time with clients coming up with “life hacks,” those simple and deliciously clever ways to deal with life’s frustrations and without a doubt, difficult people are at the top of the list.

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By |July, 16th, 2019|Relationships, Resilience, Success|Comments Off on Life Hacks to Handle Difficult People