Blogs / Podcasts

  • 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
  • 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