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When Helping is Harmful

When Helping is Harmful

I believe we are all here to help each other.  Helping others is admirable, but there is a tipping point.  If we help too much, we can do more harm than good. Consider adult friends, Suzanne and Debbie.   The women met several years ago. Suzanne felt sorry for Debbie, and took her under her […]

When is Enough, Enough?

When is Enough, Enough?

I wish there was an easy, multiple choice test a person could take to determine if it is time to leave a relationship, change jobs, close a business, walk away from an alcoholic spouse, etc.…  Unfortunately, no such test exists. And, even if it did, we would still question the results.  So, how can you […]

Letting Go of Past Hurts

Letting Go of Past Hurts

One of the questions I am most frequently asked by my coaching clients, has to do with how to let go of past grievances and emotional injuries.  Intellectually, many people know that when we revisit old wounds over and over again, it keeps us stuck in old feelings of victimization, resentment, hurt and anger.  Still, […]

Setting Boundaries with Difficult People

Setting Boundaries with Difficult People

Maybe the world has always been this way, but in recent years, there seems to be a wide-spread trend toward self-centeredness.  Not only obsession with what the self wants or needs, but a total lack of consideration for the wants or needs of fellow humans.  Often this occurs within our own families.  Whether life has […]

Life is a Gift

Life is a Gift

On this date, thirty years ago, my family gathered to celebrate my dad’s upcoming 59th birthday.  It was a Sunday afternoon and it was the last time I saw my parents and my sister Marjorie, alive.  Two days later, they were gone.   I won’t go into the tragedy surrounding their deaths or the trauma […]