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2 Ways to Be Happy and at Peace If you think I’m obsessed with boundaries you’d be partially right. Personality types and Boundary Setting are the two most powerful areas of knowledge that will preserve relationships and make you happier than any thing I know of. I can almost guarantee you that you will be pleased […]

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  Provide a Secure Future for Single Moms I have a dream. I want single mothers in southeast Texas to have a break—a two-year break. A break from rent payments, childcare costs, and tuition and books for college. The Community Coalition has Bridges of Hope for Single Mothers as one of their priorities. Education offers single […]

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Still my personal identity suffered. All the rotten phrases came to mind: scorned women, divorcee, and single mother. I hate how we label people, but we do and I had to accept that.

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When I coach women who suffered sexual abuse as a child I see women who are carrying the weight of a wound that has left life-long scars.

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  Thanksgiving Year Round A One-minute Audio: The Thanksgiving meal is planned-check. The grocery list is written-check. Seating plans are in place-check. Oops! I forgot something, something significant. I haven’t spent a moment being thankful. Time and mental energy has been consumed with preparations. I think I need an attitude adjustment. I need an attitude […]

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  Single Moms Can Create a Better Future Over 10 million single mothers in the United States are parents to 20 million children. One-third of them live in poverty. As a life coach I’ve heard a common story repeated all too often. It goes something like this. Nancy, (not a real name), an innocent little […]

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  Do Not Put Children in the Middle After Divorce One minute audio:   After a divorce or split up parents are often tempted to triangulate the relationship with their Ex. Children are put in a terrible position of being stretched between parents. Triangulation is not geometry. It is rather a situation in which one […]

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  Is Your Family Dysfunctional? A One-Minute Audio A dysfunctional family is a family in which conflict, misbehavior, and often child neglect or abuse on the part of individual parents occur continually and regularly, leading other members to accommodate such actions. Children sometimes grow up in such families with the understanding that such an arrangement […]

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Find the Message in the Chaos There is usually a message in the chaos. Not the chaos in Denver, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Portland, Oakland and New York after the presidential election. I’m referring to the chaos that comes to each of us. Internal confusion and racket in the brain drives me to tears. Conflicting thoughts, chronic […]

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Turn Fears into Fantastic A One Minute Audio: What (or who) are you afraid of? All of us have fears. Fear in the extreme can be paralyzing. It can cause us to limit how we interact with people and with situations. It can prevade our lives.  Facing our fear is a valuable life skill. A […]