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A little spot on the internet where I share My thoughts on life, family, personal health and relationships.

True Life: I Think I Might Be A Control Freak

Knowing exactly what you want and having a vision for your future isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But the moment you charter into micromanaging territory, you’re digging yourself into a dangerous hole—one that often compromises relationships. Here are 6 signs you might be a control freak.

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Stop Saying Yes To Sh*t You Hate

Sometimes we say yes to other people because we don’t want to hurt their feelings. But by doing this, we’re creating inauthentic relationships. It’s much better to be yourself and speak your truth. But how can you speak your truth when you’re not exactly sure who you are in the first place?

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Stressed out at the Office? Try These 3 Emotional Exercises

Emotions are hard, especially when it comes to work. It feels impossible to decipher what’s “professional” versus “inappropriate.” So, instead of chancing it, we’ve learned to suppress it. That doesn’t seem right (newsflash, it’s not). Read on for my 3 emotional exercises to try right now.

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Discovering Courage Podcast: Patricia Brooks and I Talk Divorce, Disney & Big Girl Pants

A few weeks ago, I sat down with Patricia Brooks, host of the Discovering Courage Podcast. We talked about divorce, a super-amazing Disney quote, and the tried-and-true process that has helped me continue my journey into more fulfilling relationships (you can do it, too!).

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Job Promotions, Childhood Messages and Brown Bears (Oh My!)

Last week I took my oldest daughter, Hannah, out to dinner to celebrate her big promotion. It was only three months ago that Hannah started her first job right out of college. She liked it, but didn’t love it. The truth was, she didn’t feel challenged, and certainly wasn’t used to sitting at a desk...

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The 4 Most Common Relationship Problems and How to Solve Them

According to Dr. John Gottman, there are four incredibly common marital conflicts couples experience regularly: technology, money, work stress and household chores. But here’s the good news: they’re all completely figure-out-able. Today, we’re going to dive deep into each of these common issues and discover ways to overcome them.

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The Toxic Cycle Every Couple Falls For (Here’s How to Stop It in Its Tracks)

If you’re currently in a committed relationship, you might think the biggest bone of contention between the two of you is unique. And although the nitty-gritty details may look different from another couple, the truth is, most relationship coaches don’t actually need the specifics to understand what’s really going on in your relationship.

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Help! I’m Extremely Jealous and Insecure in My Relationship—How Can I Stop?

We all want to be loved. So, when we think we’ve found the one, it’s normal to let fear creep in to prepare us for the worst-case scenario. And while fear itself isn’t necessarily a bad thing, problems can certainly arise if you let insecurity take the wheel more often than not. Here’s how to...

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Face Uncomfortable Fits: How to Change Your Mindset to Create Positive Outcomes

Mindsets, or the way people are naturally predisposed to think, are powerful. They can control, persuade, and hold people back from doing things in life. There is good news, however: You have the power to stop this madness. Here’s how…

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Don’t Do What Makes Sense, Do What Feels Right

Last year, my oldest daughter graduated from college and immediately landed a great-paying job with a huge company. But deep down, she knew in her gut that she was on the wrong path. So, instead of doing what she thought she should do, she finally did what felt right—and amazing things happened…

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