Author Archives: Gail Cawley Showalter
Transitions Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else. – Tom Stoppard A new year has dawned and we can look forward to our new days ahead. When our lives go through a change of seasons it is easy to see only the surface side of the situation. If the transition is sad […]
Single & Parenting Kit This kit is wonderful for using with a group of single parents. I used it with single moms on three different occasions. Every time the mothers gained a greater understanding and tools for parenting as a single parent. I hope you will find your own group to share it with. I […]
I like to review the previous year and make goals (not resolutions) for the upcoming year. In SMORE we stress achieving your highest potential.
“Joy to the World” was playing on the car radio, but I did not feel any joy in my world. It was five days before Christmas – the first Christmas since my divorce and the first one I would spend without my children.
The Enneagram is probably the oldest form of personality analysis and does a great job of helping us determine how to cope with ourselves and others. Here is a fun Christmas description of the Enneagram for Christmas. Related post: Personality Predicaments Solved I am a Certified Professional Coach and I hold a degree from […]
I’m conflicted about Christmas. This isn’t new. It’s crept up on me for years. I do love the decorations, the sparkling lights, trees, and Santa’s. I really like the cookies, the candles, and candy canes. I love the music of the season, too. The seasonal parties are heartwarming. Children’s anticipations and squeals are delightful. So […]
Benefit of the Doubt Radio Spot that aired on KLBT 88.1 FM “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” -Maya Angelou So much of my life would have gone differently had I understood this. Learning to discern the character of a person isn’t always easy. We, as women, like to […]
I wonder why some people keep choosing people and places that are not good for them
The approaching Christmas holiday can cause stress for single parents. I remember standing in the check out line at Toys R Us a few days before the first Christmas after the divorce. I had to wait until I received my December paycheck before I could buy my three kids’ presents. Most single parents struggle to […]
We hear sermons about not being like the Pharisees and at the same time we have the unwritten expectations of members of our churches.