Blogs / Podcasts

  • Considering Divorce
    It Starts with a Secret: Anatomy of a Breakup It Starts with a Secret: Anatomy of a Breakup

    It Starts with a Secret: Anatomy of a Breakup

It Starts with a Secret: Anatomy of a Breakup

It starts with a secret— a decision you make in the quiet recesses of your own mind. This decision will redefine your relationship and will undoubtedly affect your partner, but you keep it to yourself. (more…)
By |February, 29th, 2020|Love & Marriage, Relationships|Comments Off on It Starts with a Secret: Anatomy of a Breakup
  • 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
  • Divorce
    THE DIVORCE DILEMMA: How Do I Know Whether To Stay Or Go? THE DIVORCE DILEMMA: How Do I Know Whether To Stay Or Go?

    THE DIVORCE DILEMMA: How Do I Know Whether To Stay Or Go?

THE DIVORCE DILEMMA: How Do I Know Whether To Stay Or Go?

While I was going through my messy divorce I was stunned to run across a book called “The Good Divorce.”  Hello?  Who does that? No matter how you cut it, divorce is not an easy solution.  It’s not easy emotionally and the stakes are high financially and legally.  In fact, divorce is the second […]
By |November, 6th, 2019|Love & Marriage|Comments Off on THE DIVORCE DILEMMA: How Do I Know Whether To Stay Or Go?
  • Dr. Jan Anderson
    Three Ways To Immediately Connect With People And Stay Present Longer Three Ways To Immediately Connect With People And Stay Present Longer

    Three Ways To Immediately Connect With People And Stay Present Longer

Three Ways To Immediately Connect With People And Stay Present Longer

The best way I can describe the emotional tone in the room was “contained and intense,” as I prepared to facilitate a group of caregivers for patients living with aplastic anemia and other bone marrow failure diseases. An hour earlier I had delivered an interactive presentation for patients and caregivers about […]
By |October, 4th, 2019|Mindfulness, Relationships|Comments Off on Three Ways To Immediately Connect With People And Stay Present Longer
  • 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. (more…)
  • 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
  • Mindfulness in Motion
    Can’t Meditate?  Try Mindfulness in Motion Can’t Meditate?  Try Mindfulness in Motion

    Can’t Meditate? Try Mindfulness in Motion

Can’t Meditate? Try Mindfulness in Motion

I don’t remember anything about my very first yoga class, there at the downtown YMCA in Nashville — even though I had an excellent beginning yoga teacher — she’d even been Dolly Parton’s private yoga teacher. I don’t remember a thing about the class, except that there was a guided relaxation at the end and I remember thinking afterwards, […]
By |July, 21st, 2019|Mindfulness|Comments Off on Can’t Meditate? Try Mindfulness in Motion
  • people skills
    Three Hacks to Handle the Difficult Person in Your Life Three Hacks to Handle the Difficult Person in Your Life

    Three Hacks to Handle the Difficult Person in Your Life

Three Hacks to Handle the Difficult Person in Your Life

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. (more…)
By |July, 16th, 2019|Relationships, Resilience, Success|Comments Off on Three Hacks to Handle the Difficult Person in Your Life