15 Jul
Truth, Lies and Healing – Part 3
Category: Human Relations, Psychology, Trauma
I came across this quote by Amber Janae on Twitter: “Turn your back on the people who don’t see how much of a gem you are, but run toward those who do.” Those words were helpful...
13 Jun
Truth, Lies and Negative Labels – Part 2
Category: Human Relations, Psychology, Trauma
Let’s return briefly to the story that inspired my last post. On his popular T.V. show, Dr. Phil presents a mother, Shannon and her daughter, Ryann who are in conflict. Shannon ...
20 May
Mother Worried About Unhappy Teenage Daughter
Truth Lies and Labels – Part 1
Category: Human Relations, Psychology, Trauma
Liar, liar, pants on fire…” Is calling somebody a liar the worst thing you can say about them? It’s certainly one of our favorite ways of branding people. Calling something a li...
20 Apr
When Parents are Toxic
Category: Psychology, Trauma
When to Forgive? What can you do if the source of your misery is your own parent? Just as there are good parents who mysteriously produce difficult children, there are truly tox...
18 Apr
Young African American family having fun while drawing together at home.
A PATH TO SELF ESTEEM: Helping Children Use their Words
Category: Psychology
As a consultant in the elementary schools, I’m impressed when I hear a teacher let’s call her Ms. Jones-say to an angry, explosive child, “Jamie, can you use your words to...