What does Anger have to do with Boredom?

“What does Anger have to do with Boredom?” “What’s gotten into Derek lately? He really doesn’t seem to care about anything anymore. He dropped out of soccer and now he says he doesn’t want to play baseball.”, complained Barbara. “I don’t get it. He used to love...

3 Things To AVOID While dating

3 Things to AVOID while Dating Don’t take things too personally! One thing that is best to AVOID is to take actions or words of potential dates or dating partners personally (as if you have caused the other person’s actions or feelings). Much of what another person...

“Art Saves Lives” Video

Have you seen the Art Saves Lives Trailer? Check it out! https://vimeo.com/233139688 "Art Saves Lives" is a 30 minute video documentary directed and produced by Sharon Sanborn about Art Therapy. In this video, 5 art therapists describe their work in the field of Art...

“Art Saves Lives Stories” Video

Have you seen the "Art Saves Lives Stories" trailer? Check it out! https://vimeo.com/233051713 Art Saves Lives Stories is a 30 minute documentary directed and produced by Sharon Sanborn about 4 artists who describe the benefits of art-making. This video illustrates...

“My Toolbox” Tool

  I love this simple idea of asking ourselves what our "Tools" are. Each person has their own unique "Toolbox" with ways to take care of themselves and ideas and things that make them happy and successful. For one person, a pet is very important. For another, a...

“My Circle of Influence” Tool

I borrowed this wise idea of Steven R. Covey to be “proactive” rather than “reactive”. One of my favorite books ever is his brilliant book, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”. Check out “Jill’s Example of her Circle of Influence” and then complete your own...

“Role-Model Revisiting Day” Tool

We all have role-models in our lives, who give us an example of how to be and how to act, feel, think, etc. Often parents or siblings or significant people in our lives act as role-models. Whether we are aware of it or not, we can take on their values and beliefs....

Non Violent Communication Evaluative Words

Non Violent Communication (NVC) is a wonderful tool for successful effective and harmonious communication. NVC describes the difference between a feeling and a thought and the difference between a feeling and an evaluative word. In the english language these things...