Archive for March, 2011

New accountability group. Want to join?

Raise your hand if you want to be accountable with me!

As I was doing my daily walk today, I was thinking about you. Yes, I’m always thinking about my readers, my clients, and potential clients.

I was thinking about how difficult it is to make the changes that you (and I) say you want. I know for a fact that most diets DO work. What doesn’t work for too many people is keeping the motivation going to meet your weight loss goals. Read the rest of this entry »

Emergency calls for relationship coaching

I get a lot of 911-type calls for help with relationships. Often it’s like closing the barn after the horses have gotten out. I feel sad when I get these calls and I want to help, but I cannot do much when I get calls from people who say, “S/he left and wants a divorce. Can you help me with some relationship coaching?” Read the rest of this entry »

Coaches: olympic medalists have them; why not you?

I just had a talk with Ungenita Prevost about working on my business plan. Yes, I need some help in this area. I worked as a therapist in private practice for many years in Texas. I had a marketing team, also known as “a variety of medical insurance plans” I was a provider of therapy services for.

Now, it was easy to have these insurance companies Read the rest of this entry »

Cats know about eating right

My sweet Maui cat knows how to get her greens. I just brought home some Romaine and spinach. She put her nose right in the bag and started chewing on the Romaine lettuce.

I tore off a small piece and handed it to her. She took her treasure off to the living room and chowed down, then came back for more. She was also interested in Read the rest of this entry »

Marathon training and relationship skills

I signed up for my first half marathon a few days ago, which is on Labor Day this year. I have been walking for just under 2 weeks. Today, before I finished my first trip around the park, which is 2 miles each round, I began to feel fatigued and heavy. I thought I would just go around once. My brain was making all kinds of excuses to avoid going around again. The compulsion was powerful! Read the rest of this entry »

Relationship Coaching doesnt work

When you hire a relationship coach or a marriage therapist to help you resolve difficulties in your relationship, sometimes it doesn’t work. Why is this?

Too often people seek a relationship coach to help them fix their spouse and are disappointed or even angry when the coach suggests that the only person whose behavior they can control is their own. Read the rest of this entry »

Self-control, relationships, and exercise

I just signed up for a half marathon on Labor Day weekend. I have 6 months to train. I have never run a marathon. I don’t even jog. I just began walking again last week.

Why did I willingly sign myself up for this “adventure”? I have been talking about self-control and how it is a critical element in a happy, successful Read the rest of this entry »

Self-control is key in creating a happy marriage

This is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Creating Happily Ever After. I’d love your thoughts and comments.

I think that self-control is something many people would be wise to exercise and few master. Failing to exercise self-control, people turn to controlling others as a way to deal with feeling out of control. Read the rest of this entry »

My new book: creating happily ever after!

I have been so focused on getting my upcoming book written and edited that I’ve neglected my blog. The new book is about relationships, of course. It is a compilation of my 18 years of practice as a therapist and relationship coach.

Basically, what you’ll find in this book is very practical tips and tools that you Read the rest of this entry »

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