To Be Bored, or Not to be Bored?

Helping our children recognize and understand their feelings is a full time job. When boredom strikes it’s no different. A common response to hearing, “Mom! I’m bored!” might be to offer solutions to the boredom, or list out a bunch of ideas that might cure your child of this boredom. In the least, these ideasContinue reading “To Be Bored, or Not to be Bored?”

The Good, The Bad, The Military Family Part 3: ”Suck It Up Buttercup” The Grief of a Military Spouse

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-c99y4-1235c17 Books, podcasts, brochures, and resources discuss grief in relation to the loss of a loved one. But grief expands beyond death and has no limits to its reach. We grieve for any change in our life, from the smallest differences to the biggest losses. Grief touches us when we change a daily routine orContinue reading “The Good, The Bad, The Military Family Part 3: ”Suck It Up Buttercup” The Grief of a Military Spouse”

Explore Values with Your Kids

In my Podcast, Pineapple, Orange, Banana, I discuss the topic of Values. Exploring values with kids can be fascinating because kids often cut through the B.S. of adult thinking and get straight to the point. Their insight and honesty can help us identify with our inner child and explore the things we truly believe inContinue reading “Explore Values with Your Kids”

Let’s Get Curious… About Change

If you are reaching for a change in your relationship, one that matches the growth you’ve made personally, try exploring how curiosity can initiate the thinking that leads to big change.

Is My Instagram Feed Exploiting Me?

I started to ask myself, “If I post on Instagram am I exploiting people?”

The Good, The Bad, The Military Family Part 2 with Trisha Johnson, LMFT

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-77udv-11fbeed In this episode I am joined by my peer, friend, classmate, and fellow military spouse, Trish Johnson. Trisha is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in North Carolina and Marine Spouse of 15 years. She shares her story of being a spouse and military family, and working with military members and their family. IContinue reading “The Good, The Bad, The Military Family Part 2 with Trisha Johnson, LMFT”

Anger is Our Fire Alarm

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-pjyqe-11fa4c2 Anger is so important, it tells us something is happening, like an alarm. When we have a fire feeling, like sadness or being scared, it can set our anger fire alarm off! That anger tells us to look at what is making us sad or scared. Join me in a guided conversation and mindfulnessContinue reading “Anger is Our Fire Alarm”