I had the unfortunate displeasure of going through two fairly significant losses at the beginning of the year. The first loss I experienced was the loss of my grandmother (Nanny) and the second loss was the ending of a five-year romantic relationship. Because of the proximity of these two losses, I was, to be honest, a blubbering train wreck most days of the week. On one hand there was...Learn More
If You’re Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands!
A common question, or rather direction, I receive is some variation of “I just want to be happy, give me the tools to get there.” Alas I present you,
How to reach true happiness
Now, the smug part of me so badly wants to leave this post at that, however because of the silence from my previous demand (clapping if you’re happy), the...Learn More
How to train your dog. Parenting children: when “NO” doesn’t work. *
I am expecting a little bundle of joy to finally call my own—a dog that is. In light of this very exciting event, I have been endlessly reading books about what to do/ not do when training a puppy. My most recent literature endeavor has been about the power of positive dog training. The premise of this book is to...Learn More
A budding assumption of there not being enough time, that we are running out of time, and we are altogether too busy to, I suppose, enjoy life, has been taking over the airways in and out of my office. When asking friends, family, colleagues, and clients the (not so) simple question of “How are you?” I am often responded with some variation of “Good. Busy, but good”. Busyness has somehow...Learn More