Anger and Healthy Boundaries

Have you felt strongly about something when you’re really irritated, but then forget about that same thing like it was no big deal? Or have a bad thing happen that put you in a rage but then thought, “Never mind, I don’t want to deal with that again!...

When Expectations Meet Reality

We don’t often think about the realm between expectation and reality. Usually, people move through life believing and trusting that everyday expectations and big picture expectations will pan out. Expectations can be what we make up in our minds about how...

Comparisons

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” ~Theodore Roosevelt Do you remember the game “Roshambo”? You might know it better as “Rock, Paper, Scissors.” Did you play this game as a kid? Perhaps you still play sometimes now, even if it’s just to decide whether to eat at Red...

Constructive Criticism

Is there such a thing as constructive criticism?  I was listening to a training by John and Julie Gottman, a couple of the most well-respected couples therapists and researchers, the other day, and they suggest that there really is no such thing.  It is common for...