Communicating Effectively

Fear can get in the way of our speaking truth, feeling heard, and connecting well in both our personal and professional lives. These articles speak to how we can get unstuck and communicate more effectively.

Talking To Your Adult Children About Sex

Talking To Your Adult Children About Sex

When we become parents, we sign up for a host of joys and challenges, perhaps none more uncomfortable than the nerve-wracking “Talk” with our children about sex.  However, much like parenting itself, discussing sex with children is a process, an iterative journey that...

5 Steps to Having Difficult Conversations

5 Steps to Having Difficult Conversations

After a year fraught with worry, disruption, and uncertainty, it is less-than-awesome that we’re entering a new year of stress punctuated by rising Covid cases and deaths across this country. Chances are, it’s forcing some tough conversations as we make choices about...

Fear in your Work Life: Fact or Fiction?

Fear in your Work Life: Fact or Fiction?

When you think about fear in your professional life, you might consider your relationship with your work, manager, colleagues or clients. But do you also consider your relationship with yourself? If you don't, consider this: The inner dialogue that your brain creates...

Want Your Kids to Talk? Practice the Art of Listening.

Want Your Kids to Talk? Practice the Art of Listening.

Focus on listening to your kids and validating their feelings before sharing your own. You can’t learn anything with your mouth open. That was a mantra my dad delivered regularly to my younger, chattier and sometimes defiant self. But as important as that advice was...

Sizing Up Friendships

Sizing Up Friendships

Spring cleaning isn't just for closets. As a young woman, I assumed that friendships mellowed and improved over time, much like cheese and wine, growing richer and more precious through some mysterious, organic process. It was a great comfort to assume that, by the...

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