Tag Archives: relational

Top Self-Care Idea Lists of 2019

pacific northwest forest overlooking a blue green lake

Have you searched for new self-care activity ideas lately? When I first published this article back in 2016, there were about 17,900,000 results on Google. In 2018, there were 23,400,000. Any idea how many there were today? 344,000,000! There are countless ways to practice self-care, and that number will likely continue to grow. Once again, I’ve scoured […]

Bill

heart-shaped froth on a cappucino

“How long have you been married, Bill?” asked the man in the ball cap. “Sixty-two years,” Bill replied. “To the same woman?!” the man in the hat asked as he chuckled and glanced over at the third man in the group. “Yeah, and nobody should ever be married that long,” Bill added, laughing. I laughed, […]

Unraveling

Woman sitting in darkness

My husband and I decided to end our marriage on a Sunday morning while drinking coffee on the living room couch. I sat facing him—expressionless, hair unbrushed, stomach queasy—waiting to hear his intentions…and waiting to share my own. I’d known the man staring back at me since we were eight. We were high school sweethearts […]

Learning the Art of Forgiveness with Brenda Reiss

Brenda Reiss, the forgiveness coach

Do you struggle with forgiveness? In this episode of Conversations with Smart People, I interviewed Brenda Reiss, a Forgiveness Coach in the Greater Seattle area who helps clients navigate the process of forgiveness. I don’t know about you, but this is a tough one for me. I mean, I understand the concept of forgiveness, but […]