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  • The Problem with Relationships:  We Crave Connection. That Seriously Freaks Us Out.  Here’s How to Handle It. The Problem with Relationships:  We Crave Connection. That Seriously Freaks Us Out.  Here’s How to Handle It.

    The Problem with Relationships: We Crave Connection. That Seriously Freaks Us Out. Here’s How to Handle It.

The Problem with Relationships: We Crave Connection. That Seriously Freaks Us Out. Here’s How to Handle It.

“We’re not close.” That was the elegantly simple way a distressed mother tearfully described her relationships with her grown children. (more…)

By |August, 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Problem with Relationships: We Crave Connection. That Seriously Freaks Us Out. Here’s How to Handle It.
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    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|Comments Off on My Father, Money and Me
  • How to Deal With a Difficult Person — Without Becoming Part of the Problem How to Deal With a Difficult Person — Without Becoming Part of the Problem

    How to Deal With a Difficult Person — Without Becoming Part of the Problem

How to Deal With a Difficult Person — Without Becoming Part of the Problem

One of my extended family members died recently.  When people offered their condolences, without hesitation I found myself replying, “It’s the kind of death that is a blessing.” (more…)

By |August, 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Deal With a Difficult Person — Without Becoming Part of the Problem
  • ESTRANGED: What to Do When Your Adult Child Wants Nothing To Do With You ESTRANGED: What to Do When Your Adult Child Wants Nothing To Do With You

    ESTRANGED: What to Do When Your Adult Child Wants Nothing To Do With You

ESTRANGED: What to Do When Your Adult Child Wants Nothing To Do With You

Nothing can create more feelings of shame than to be rejected by your own child.

One parent described it this way, “It’s like she died, only worse — my adult daughter lives here in town, but she won’t have anything to do with me — and places all the blame for the estrangement on me.”

By |November, 18th, 2014|Resilience|Comments Off on ESTRANGED: What to Do When Your Adult Child Wants Nothing To Do With You
  • Five Surprising Things I’ve Learned About Men Five Surprising Things I’ve Learned About Men

    Five Surprising Things I’ve Learned About Men

Five Surprising Things I’ve Learned About Men

When I asked my husband to review the list below, he asked, “Is that all?  You’ve just learned five things about men?” and promptly referred me to Dave Barry’s The Complete Book of Guys. In the meantime, I’m standing by the few things I’ve learned about men, all of which I wish I had known sooner. 

By |August, 10th, 2014|Love & Marriage|Comments Off on Five Surprising Things I’ve Learned About Men
  • What Do Women Want? What Do Women Want?

    What Do Women Want?

What Do Women Want?

When Jennifer Newton, editor of M.D. Updaterecently asked me to weigh in on this perennial question, I enjoyed tackling the #1 women’s issue I encounter and other “outside the box” approaches to women’s most common dilemmas. (more…)

By |July, 1st, 2014|Love & Marriage, Success: Conflict|Comments Off on What Do Women Want?