when life hurts that much

when life hurts that much

(This is the introduction to my book, Dungeon Times Survival Guide. It’s available on Amazon and Kindle.) Life doesn’t go according to plan. It’s just no fun when things don’t work out the way you want them to, is it? All of us have experienced disappointment when what we had envisioned or hoped for didn’t … Read more

two keys to freeing yourself from guilt

While we celebrate our nation’s freedom this week, many among us are feeling anything but free. More people than you can imagine feel as though they are imprisoned- by a guilt they cannot escape. The Guilt Prison is full of good people who look great and talk a great game, and are anything but great. … Read more

the one word that kills closeness

Remember that old singsong saying about sticks and stones breaking bones? Yeah, I don’t buy it. I think it’s an outright lie. Words hurt. Often. They even hurt others when we weren’t trying. So class, today’s word is one of those “lazy” words we may say often without giving it a thought. It’s just one … Read more

how to be the affair that never happened

  Who is the most likely candidate to become involved in an affair? I invite you to check out my latest blog entry for Marriage.com entitled “Three Be’s to Avoid Infidelity”. You might be surprised. There in the counseling session, Kim’s emotions ricocheted from hot anger to numb stupor to intense heartache as she poured out … Read more

before you file for divorce in January

*If you are in a dangerous or abusive relationship, this post does not apply to you. Please seek professional support and help NOW. —————- I bet you’ve figured out already that this is not the warm fuzzy holiday blog post. There are lots of wonderful heart-warming stories and experiences shared this time of year. Cultures … Read more