Stepmom strategy: avoid being stabbed in the heart


Stepmother Isabel: “Look down the road to her wedding. I’m in a room alone with her, fixing her veil, fluffing her dress, telling her no women has ever looked so beautiful. And my fear is she’ll think ” I wish my mom were here.” Biomother Jackie: “And my fear is…she won’t” Quote from the movie script Stepmom (1998) Being a … Read More

Eliminate Communication Roadblocks Series- Part 1

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You have most likely heard the saying “Communication is a two way street” which is absolutely true. ¬†However, I happen to like Eleanore Roosevelt’s version of this saying which was ” Understanding is a two-way street”. We can communicate our needs, wants and thoughts all day long but if we are not communicating it in a way that the other … Read More

7 Destructive Bad Communication Habits

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We may mean well when we share our opinions with someone (even if they didn’t ask for it) and most of us have been guilty of moralizing others which is when we tell the people what they ‘should’ do, think or feel. The fact of the matter is, you and I have spent years forming communication habits that don’t serve … Read More

The Awesome Communication Tool: Reframing

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  The Art of Reframing “If a problem can’t be solved within the frame it was conceived, the solution lies in reframing the problem“ Quote from the book “Hemlock Grove” When it comes to communication tools, reframing may be the #1 strategy Mediators, Coaches and Therapists use to help people shift their perspective of a negative to a positive expression … Read More