What Can I Say? What Can I Do?
I few years ago I experienced the pain of having a friend that was diagnosed with cancer. Although it was not me, I believe I took on some of the pain as if it was me. I really did not know what to do. I did not know what to say. Because I did not […]
Makings of a Happy Couple Revisited!!!
A few weeks back I began various self-improvement rituals as a part of my new year’s resolutions. One was ways to improve my relationship with my spouse. For weeks I have been incorporating key habits for the makings of a happy couple according to Dr. Mark Goulston. I can honestly say that I can see […]
Dealing with Separation Anxiety and Other Emotional Struggles in Children
I recently discussed with my sister some ways to handle her six year old who struggles with separation anxiety. After talking for a while these are some ideas we came up with. I think they could be useful or other emotional issues as well. 1. Validate the child’s feelings while also reassuring him that, in […]
The Power of No!!!
Since I was a young girl; perhaps it has to do with being a middle child- as long as I can remember I have been a “yes girl.” If my older are younger sister would not do something, I would take up the slack as a way to keep the peace. Being […]
When is it a Good Time to get Married?
Marriage is an undertaking that is supposed to be binding, lasting and forever. It should not be taken frivolously. This involves the union of two separate individuals, two families and two worlds. It is not like a morsel of food that one can just spit out when it happens to be so hot. Hence, you […]
Be Kind to Yourself in Your Self-talk
What do you say to yourself when you make a mistake? What do you say to yourself when you succeed? The words you tell yourself are powerful. When you give yourself unrealistic goals (such as perfectionism), you set yourself up for failure. When you talk to yourself with kindness, you give yourself the same kind […]
Children and Test Anxiety!!!
This year will be the first year that my daughter will be taking the STAAR test. The STAAR is a state standardized test that public school students start taking their third grade year. My son has taken the test for years and never really exhibited any symptoms of anxiety; my daughter on the other hand […]
In this Situation… Self Control is Necessary!!!!!
One afternoon as I was going through a fast food drive thru, I had a run in with “the devil” himself! After I placed my order, I proceeded to pull my vehicle up. Because there were several cars in front of me, I could only pull up but so far. As I was sitting in […]