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Entries by Arlene Schneider

THE KIDS ARE DOING ALRIGHT

Based on the teen and young adult clients in my practice, my observation is that they are doing very well, if not thriving.
Despite what you might be hearing, many students are managing just fine. The clients in my practice have worked on organization, focus, and mindset which has made a huge difference in their …

STOP JAMMIN’ ME!

“Nextdoor” sidewalk arguments, leaf blower debates, politics, sign stealing, virtual learning, storms…it goes on and on.
I am reminded of Tom Petty’s (RIP) song, “Jammin’ Me.” These1987 song lyrics definitely resonate today, albeit with different topics, but providing the same message: STOP IT ALREADY! We are constantly bombarded with angry pronouncements and opinions that tip …

VIRTUAL COACHING

By this time in the quarantine, many of you have done many things virtually. Doctor’s appointments, work, school-the list is endless!
Coaching is no different. In fact, I was trained to have virtual sessions, and in fact many of my first coaching clients were indeed all virtual. Therefore, the transition to virtual coaching was not …

THE 2020 EMOTIONAL GROWTH SPURT

We are all familiar with physical growth spurts and have marveled when a child wakes up one morning and seemingly appears to have grown three inches overnight. The child usually feels very powerful and joyful when this happens.
This year, I have noticed that there is another type of growth spurt taking place. It’s an …

When Passion and Opportunity Collide

We all are impacted one way or another by COVID_19. Some of us try to ignore it, some us tolerate the unpredictability and stress, while others view the pandemic as a vehicle for love and service. In a recent newsletter, you met Aurora Brunel who has embraced this time to sew and provide masks …

A SMOOTH TRANSITION

We all have our individual stories of how our children (and parents) reacted in March once it was clear that that the remainder of the spring semester was going virtual. Most of us managed, but for many, the road was rocky and in some cases, things just went off a cliff. Everything occurred from …

HOW CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?

“She values her political position more than she loves our friendship.”

“She continues to talk about politics when I change the subject. I can’t take it anymore.”

“We’ve always been friends. Why is this the end of a long friendship?”

These statements were made by a client in a recent coaching session. She was distressed …

RANDOM THOUGHTS DURING THE QUARANTINE

Houston is quite nice with only about 20% of its usual traffic.
Many people are amazingly generous with their time and talents.
Quarantining seems to breed lots of conspiracy theories.
Sometimes my neighborhood looks like a Mardi Gras parade without the costumes.
Why don’t some runners at Memorial Park social distance?
Why do some runners at Memorial Park …

GOLDILOCKS AND THE CORONAVIRUS

My friends and family have heard me complain incessantly about a few runners at Memorial Park (a popular park for runners in Houston) who refuse to engage in social distancing. Over the past few weeks, I have jumped into shrubs to avoid contact, been splashed with someone else’s sweat, and witnessed other runners and …

MASKS OF HOPE

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop”.
Mother Teresa
The Covid_19 crisis has turned our worlds upside down, and daily we witness stories of compassion and generosity that help us to feel hope and beauty …