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  • Happiness
    Self-Compassion is the New Self-Esteem: How to Not Be So Mean to Yourself. Self-Compassion is the New Self-Esteem: How to Not Be So Mean to Yourself.

    Self-Compassion is the New Self-Esteem: How to Not Be So Mean to Yourself.

Self-Compassion is the New Self-Esteem: How to Not Be So Mean to Yourself.

This year I started asking my clients three questions at the end of every counseling session.   (more…)

By |January, 8th, 2023|Behavior Change, Habit Change, Happiness, Resilience, Self-Care, Self-Development, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Self-Compassion is the New Self-Esteem: How to Not Be So Mean to Yourself.
  • Suicidal Thoughts? They’re Not a Good Predictor of Suicide Suicidal Thoughts? They’re Not a Good Predictor of Suicide

    Suicidal Thoughts? They’re Not a Good Predictor of Suicide

Suicidal Thoughts? They’re Not a Good Predictor of Suicide

Thinking about suicide is not a very good predictor of a suicide attempt. Thinking about suicide isn’t even one of the eight big risk factors for a suicide attempt. (more…)

By |September, 12th, 2020|Happiness, Resilience|Comments Off on Suicidal Thoughts? They’re Not a Good Predictor of Suicide
  • 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|Comments Off on My Father, Money and Me
  • 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|Resilience|Comments Off on When Mother’s Day Hurts
  • 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, Success: Conflict|Comments Off on The Easiest Way to Change Something About Yourself
  • 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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  • 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, Resilience|Comments Off on How to Make Peace with Your Parents — And Just About Anybody Else
  • #couples
    How Treating Your Spouse Like a Stranger Can Improve Your Relationship How Treating Your Spouse Like a Stranger Can Improve Your Relationship

    How Treating Your Spouse Like a Stranger Can Improve Your Relationship

How Treating Your Spouse Like a Stranger Can Improve Your Relationship

“Go out on a date together,” marriage counselors encourage couples.  A good idea in theory, right? (more…)

By |February, 5th, 2019|Love & Marriage|Comments Off on How Treating Your Spouse Like a Stranger Can Improve Your Relationship