Couples or Family Counseling with Only 1 Person is like…

… putting together a puzzle with only the “flat” or “outside” pieces to make a border. If you take away the “inside pieces” and picture on the box you lose perspective, solutions, and the sum of all its parts. It often also takes a lot longer to finish a puzzle when only one person is […]


Stress Management – Crazy Smile & Squish

“Smile and Squish” So, are you wondering about this crazy smile picture…you should be!  I would wonder too! At the expense of myself this is my way of bringing some STRESS MANAGEMENT to your day.   View the video below and Karyn Buxman will share with you how you too can smile like this, de-stress and ward […]


Stress Management – 25 Ways to Have Fun and Chillax

“How Do You Get a Tissue to Dance???” 25 Fun Ways to Chillax: So, I know you are curious to know how you get a tissue to dance!  Well Jessica, 5 years old told me, “you put a little boogie in it.”  I giggled too, and that is EXACTLY what today’s newsletter is ALL about.  How to […]


Stress Management – The Chocolate Meditation

“HELP… I am STRESSED Out!!!” *Chocolate Meditation: Don’t have time to meditate or even want to???  You might want to try this one on for size.  I often do this exercise in my Empowerment Workshops as well as Stress Management Workshops when working with large groups, agencies, or companies. 1.  Grab a small piece of chocolate – it […]

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Transgendered Youth & Suicide – “Comfortable N UR Skin”

There’s 19 million transgender people and 50% attempt suicide before the age of 20… meet one who’s standing so that the others don’t have to struggle. An inspiring video designed to alter what’s considered normal in our society and provide a space for everyone to be comfortable in their own skin. A fundraiser was held […]


Marriage and Couples Counseling – Shifting the Anatomy of an Argument

This comes from our work with couples and families. All couples and families argue and many of them have tried different things but they seem to talk about and discuss the same argument over and over. Seeing we do couples and family counseling often we have created and suggested shaking things up.  Here are some of […]


Are You Your Best Mate?

Are You Your Best Mate? Yes, I will wait while you grab a pen, paper, open up a document in Word…. 1.  Make a List: So, whether you a married, dating, or single make a list of your “ideal” mate. 2.  Be Specific: on what you want. Examples: “loves Thai food, likes roller coasters, has […]