Five Reasons We Talk “At” Each Other And How To Listen

Five Reasons We Talk “At” Each Other And How To Listen

True story. Jim and Rebecca were attending a group workshop, where they were learning a specific technique of listening. One partner talked, one partner listened. The goal for the partner who was talking was to keep to one topic, and try to travel deeper into their...
When The Holidays Bring The Memory Of Loss

When The Holidays Bring The Memory Of Loss

December 17th, 2007.  The day my mom died. I can remember where I was standing when my brothers called me. 9:23 am — in my kitchen, in front of the stove. It was odd hearing from Spencer that morning. His halting, but loving voice came over the line....
11 Ways To Help Your Child With Your Divorce

11 Ways To Help Your Child With Your Divorce

Divorce between two people who don’t have children, versus two people who do, is a different animal. They both hurt. They both feel like failure, or should. But it’s very difficult to watch your children try to handle the split. They often look and sound...
When Granddaddy Is A Sexual Abuser

When Granddaddy Is A Sexual Abuser

Note: If you’ve been sexually abused, this post could trigger you. Please read with care. You are told as a child that adults are there to protect you. From the moment you begin exploring the world, you hear, “Give Granddaddy a hug.” “Go to the...