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THE REAL COVID LIVES OF HARRIS COUNTY AND BEYOND

“Running, eating, reading, being pissed off.”
“Sewing masks.”
“I spend most of my days wishing that my adult sons were quarantining elsewhere.”
“Working.”
“What Covid-19? My work has not slowed, just the way we interact.”
“Working from home, ordering groceries on Instacart. On the good days, thankful for the job and time with my guys. On the bad days, …

“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 …

MORE RANDOM THOUGHTS DURING A QUARANTINE

Where did all these lizards come from?

Continued props to Aurora Brunel (https://www.schneidercoachinggroup.com/masks-of-hope/) for selflessly creating beautiful masks for anyone who asks. How does she do it?

It is possible to spoil a cat in 6 weeks.

And there are even more-Conspiracy Theories!!!

It IS possible not to dine in at a restaurant or even get take-out and …

FINDING MY PACE

I always considered myself well-suited for the “hustle and bustle” of modern America. My Pre-COVID life consisted of running from one errand to another, then to lunch, work, studying, and any number of other activities until finally winding things down as I crawled into bed.
It wasn’t until the forced slamming of the brakes that …

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 …

ANOTHER PARTY??!

A Quick & Easy Guide to Managing Holiday Expectations and Social Obligations.
Social obligations can be a huge source of stress for many people, especially those who feel social anxiety or who are going through a difficult period in their lives. It’s ok to limit how many parties or events we attend. Similarly, limiting the …

Dealing with Violence and Fear in Today’s World

It is difficult, if not impossible, to ignore the violence and destruction we see on an almost daily basis. Clients and friends share that they are frightened for their children and for themselves. This makes perfect sense, considering all the shootings, road rage, and truly tragic occurrences that take place both locally and in …

Finding Peace Within

Does this conversation sound familiar?
“How are you?”
“Crazy!”
“How’s your day going?”
“It’s crazy!”
Sometimes that does feel like reality, but how true is it really that a day in itself is crazy? Let’s take a closer look.
We have had days in which we sleep late, the car malfunctions, and the traffic is a hot …