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In our last post, we talked about how to change our thinking about goal-setting and goal-achievement.  These are time-tested ways that help us get to the results we want.  However, the simple truth about us as humans is that sometimes we don't do what we want to do, or even what is good for us… Read More

Here we in the second week of the New Year.  How are your New Year's resolutions progressing? If you're like most people, you may have started strong, and are now having some trouble with consistency.  Or, you may still be gearing up to "get started".  Either way, this is a great time of year to… Read More

So how are your New Year's resolutions progressing?  For many of us, the answer is "not so good!"  Well, if  so, you aren't alone.  Take a look at this post for 8 Reasons Your New Year's Resolutions Didn't Stick.  It's never too late to begin again… Read More

In my last post, I took the position that it is getting harder and harder for some young adults to successfully "launch"; that is, to move out of their parents' house and become independent.   I state that there are two main areas where parents have gotten off track.  One  is regarding helping their children plan… Read More

I keep reading articles these days on how the "new normal" is for young adults to remain financially and emotionally independent on their parents, long into their twenties.  The articles quote studies showing how much more common this is, and give lots of reasons why this should be so.  They go on to cite positive… Read More

Are your kids back in school?  Some people love this time of year, and others, not so much.  I think it probably has a lot to do with how much you do or do not like structure, among other things.  I am someone who thrives on schedule and routine.  I like a break from it… Read More

Happy New Year! Would it be New Year's, at least to a therapist, without talking about making New Year's resolutions? Well, it might be, but I'll write about it anyway. We all know that making New Year's resolutions is often an exercise in futility. We look back on the past year, feel badly about what… Read More

I was reading Fast Company magazine, and came across an interesting article on why New Year's resolutions so often fail. (Click on this post's title to see the article.) We all love the fresh, energized feeling of stating our latest resolution, but so often, that's where it ends. The article made a really interesting point… Read More