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Dec 30, 2021

What does it mean to have "emotional agency"? 

Emotional agency means knowing that the only emotions I have control over are my own. This is an important lesson for children, because then they understand they are not responsible for making their parents happy or sad.

This is not the same as giving them permission to...

Dec 23, 2021

For many of us, it's the season of gift-giving. This week I invite you to give your children a truly beautiful gift: their emotions.

Too often, we're taught to swallow our feelings, and that, if we're feeling negative emotions such as shame and disappointment, we're doing something wrong. 

Adults struggle with accepting...

Dec 16, 2021

Setting boundaries can feel terribly uncomfortable. Asking a friend not to use certain language in your home or in front of your children, for example, can seem like an imposition. 

But if this is truly important to you, pretending the behavior is acceptable can make you feel worse.

I believe setting boundaries is a...

Dec 9, 2021

Your partner, your children, your colleagues and friends: do they know about The Manual you have for them? 

We have a set of expectations for everyone in our lives, and when they "fall short" of our expectations, we can get angry or frustrated or feel disrespected.

Why is it that when THEY break the rules, WE feel...

Dec 2, 2021

We all think we'll be happy when we achieve our goals and have "success."

If that's true, why do so many successful people crash and burn?

In this episode, I'll talk about having the capacity for success, and why, when our dreams come true, so many of us self-sabotage.

Enjoy the episode, then come learn more about how...