Monthly Archives: January 2018

Communication is just talk, isn’t it?

Ever get frustrated with your partner because he or she didn’t communicate, understand you, or respond in the way you expected? Happens to me all the time, both as a giver and receiver, and I talk a lot about communication. The vast majority of my clients have complaints about communication with their partners. It’s not … read more

What’s breathing got to do with it?

Been to your doctor recently? I’ll bet you my paycheck the reason you went was stress-related; 90% of all doctor visits are. That’s pretty safe odds. Anxious or depressed, can’t focus? Often stress-related. Frequent colds, aches and pains, or irritable? Stress again. Sleep problems? You guessed it. Weight problems? Same answer. Preventative medicine is a … read more

A Prayer for the Stressed

Humor and prayer can both help when we’re stressed. Here’s a snippet that may help.   A Prayer for the Stressed! Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I cannot accept, and the wisdom to hide the bodies of those people I had to kill … read more

Which diagram is a fairy tale? Which one is realistic?

Its quiz time. I’ve talked about six stages of a long-term supportive relationships. Which one of these diagrams do you think represents the better relationship? Many people have told me over the years that the right diagram is best. For them it represents togetherness, a true partnership, sharing everything. It does work, but really represents … read more

Acceptance – the 6th and last stage of relationships

Grab the Brass Ring! I’ve ridden one merry go round that had a brass ring. The object was to grab the ring as went past and win the ultimate prize. And that leads to me to the ultimate prize in relationships, the sixth stage. Acceptance is the sixth and final stage in a committed relationship … read more

You CAN turn a sow’s ear into a silk purse.

You CAN turn a sow’s ear into a silk purse. I used to have one heck of bad temper. I brought stress and work home with me every day. When I came in the door after yet another day of the same old crap the dogs would hide, the kids would run for their rooms, … read more

Want to be a better parent?

B12 deficiency in infants, children, and teens can masquerade as any psychiatric or behavioral disorder or problem including schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, conduct disorder, anxiety disorder, ADD or ADHD, pervasive developmental disorder, learning disability, developmental delay, autism or Asperger’s, mental retardation, or other neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s, or multiple sclerosis. Onset of … read more