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Video Games

I had the pleasure of having dinner with a good friend and his wife. Now, full disclosure, he is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  He is also married with two children. His oldest son was a complete gentleman. He engaged in the conversation and was just completely great to be around. During our conversation, [Read more...]

Breaking Out of that Slump

Several years ago, I bought a book on solution-focused therapy. I found a lot of great techniques that could be utilized by most counselors AND clients. However, there was something in the book that has always held my attention. The authors write an example of an athlete who was battling through the longest slump of [Read more...]

By |2019-02-22T15:02:50+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Learning to Breathe

Several years ago, I had an accident. I severely injured my back and shoulder. Unfortunately, I was also someone who loved working out. Although I was limited in my movement, I slowly worked my way back up to my routine. Over the next several years, my workout recovery time (probably also due to my age) [Read more...]

By |2019-02-05T15:15:12+00:00February 5th, 2019|Adult Counseling, Anger, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Gratitude, Life Balance, Mental Health, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Learning to Breathe

Tolerance to Pain Works Both Ways

We are a couple of months into the new year and my fitness goals are moving forward. Yes, I’ve had some cheat days, but things are moving along nicely. Along with my daily routine, I am now adding in a light walk after dinner with my dog. So, every night we head out to this [Read more...]

By |2019-01-24T17:34:01+00:00January 24th, 2019|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Tolerance to Pain Works Both Ways

Surviving the Crowds at Christmas

We are lucky to live up here on the Northside of Houston. We have wonderful schools, nice neighborhoods, access to great dog parks, and an outlet mall. Whether it is malls, certain Swedish furniture stores, or outdoor festivals, large groups of people make me anxious, crabby, and impatient. When you combine two of my least [Read more...]

By |2018-12-18T17:04:27+00:00December 18th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Antisocial, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Surviving the Crowds at Christmas

Celebrating Successes and Lessons Learned

This month, I am going to take a step back from our goal-setting blogs. Instead, I will share a great technique I learned while spending the last 20 years of my life in the corporate world. Lessons Learned The world of project management was not the certification driven world it is today when I started [Read more...]

By |2018-12-17T17:07:31+00:00December 10th, 2018|Anxiety, Coping Skills, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Celebrating Successes and Lessons Learned

Past, Present, and Future

This month, I want you to focus a little bit more on those things that you have accomplished, those things you are currently working on, and those things you will accomplish in the next several years. When I think about all the areas of my life that I am constantly focusing on, it usually boils [Read more...]

By |2018-12-03T11:57:54+00:00November 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Past, Present, and Future

Goaaaaaaaal!

These past several weeks have been quite busy for me. I have been working, going to school, and now I’m currently helping an old business friend set up her project management office. Unfortunately, I have also fallen way behind in my workouts. Luckily, we “gained” an hour this week by moving our clocks back. I [Read more...]

By |2018-11-06T11:49:24+00:00November 6th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Goaaaaaaaal!

Raise Your Standards

This was a beautiful weekend – the sun was out, the wind was cool, and basically it was just a great day to be outside. Despite the great weather, I still found time to get my customary four-mile run in. Unfortunately, a year ago, I was a couple of pounds heavier and always seemed to [Read more...]

By |2018-10-26T12:59:33+00:00October 24th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Raise Your Standards

Ch-ch-ch-changes…Turn, and Face The Strange.

In the middle of my run yesterday, David Bowie’s, Changes, came on the overhead speakers. I have heard the song a thousand times, but rarely stopped to listen to his words. However, as the song played on, I thought his lyrics were quite appropriate for the month of October. So, in the case of cooler weather in [Read more...]

By |2018-10-17T09:36:09+00:00October 17th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Ch-ch-ch-changes…Turn, and Face The Strange.