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THE MYSTERIES OF SELF SABOTAGING BEHAVIOR

Mallory is an up and coming social media public relations professional. She works hard, is reliable, and receives positive evaluations from her supervisors. She is on the fast track to promotion, yet in her first coaching session, she cried and talked about her exhaustion and confusion about her future. As she continued, Mallory revealed …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …