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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 …

OUR NEW NORMAL

These are times when we learn about ourselves, and we then have the opportunity to alter what we’d like to see changed. Out of what lens are you seeing your quarantine, yourself, your opportunities?

Questions to ponder:

1-How have I “shown up” in the past two weeks?

2-What have I learned about myself in the last two …

GUESS WHO’S HOME FOR THE SEMESTER?

If you have college age students or young adults it’s quite possible you acquired new house guests in the past two weeks. While many of us are thrilled to have our families intact, is critical to get out of the gate on a good foot.
First, we want to acknowledge that their lives have …

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 …

CREATING PEACE IN YOUR LIFE

Many people complain about the stress that they feel, and it is absolutely true that we are constantly faced with many internal and external stressors. Taxes, traffic, illness, and unexpected accidents are unfortunate realities of the human condition that we simply have to live with. Others, though, are things that we can control and …

SPRING RENEWAL SEASON!

Are you living your life with intention and passion? Are you feeling gratitude and zest for each day as you open your eyes? Sometimes it is most definitely difficult to see our possibilities with everyday distractions, stressors, and a huge TTD list.
For many Christians, Lent is a time when people take inventory of their …

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS MONTH!

In last month’s newsletter, I mentioned that I would address college admissions notifications in this edition. A condensed version of this article would simply read like this:
“Be happy for your child and others. Release judgment, be kind, and ensure your child makes the choice which he feels is a good fit.”
Seriously, that’s it!  If …

THE DATING GAME

It’s almost February! The month filled with hearts and cupids, love and chocolate. How exciting! But wait, Is it?
For many people it is just another day, watching Netflix and maybe eating chocolate, but alone. Indeed, the dating scene can be both frustrating and confusing, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
Several …

A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON GOAL SETTING!

Every year about this time, many of us begin thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. We also think about past years, and the fact that we abandoned our resolutions by the end of January. Many times, we felt like a failure and could not understand why we were unable to follow through and reach the …