This ONE easy step can change unhealthy behaviors

Most people believe that it takes an insurmountable effort to change negative behaviors. This blog talks about repetition and how new behaviors strengthen when they are repeated again and again.

It's our job as professionals to encourage the people we work with, our clients, our employees, and our students –that positive changes are possible, reachable and sustainable. I think this...

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Are you just "soldiering" on... doing what needs to be done?

This is a great blog to support your clients when they are understandably overwhelmed by their many responsibilities and they're not sure how to best cope. I suggest labeling this time period as "soldiering".

By giving it a name "soldiering", and sharing the 3-tips from the blog, you'll be normalizing this phase of their life and making the coping process more manageable.

This blog also appears...

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Teaching Step #3: Don't be so focused on what you're saying that you ignore ME

When you're concentrating on making your point, defending yourself, winning an interaction, or being right, you're probably not noticing me (the other person). I might be getting upset, my feelings could be hurt, or maybe I'm bored or just tuned out.

Here’s a tip: Paying attention to me and my reactions are as important (if not more important) than whatever you are saying. It may not feel...

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Quick Tip: What to do when clients are stuck in a rough patch...

Sometimes when clients are unhappy and stuck in a negative communication cycle, it can be confusing as to how to be the most helpful to them.

I encourage you to observe how their behavior is metaphorically "turned away." Think about it... they are both focused on themselves, their unhappiness and/or how upset they are at the other person. When you ask them to consider how the other...

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What’s all this talk about kindness?

Kindness builds trust. It creates a safety net for relationships.

Behaving kindly describes who we must be in our relationships. It includes:

     - how we treat each other

     - how we speak to each other

     - how we talk about the other person to others

     - how the other person feels in our relationship

When you are...

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