An Inspirational Video – 12 Things to Remember

Who can't use a little inspiration from time to time? This inspirational video is a great reminder to remain positive and upbeat no matter what's going on in your life. Enjoy!! Certified Life Coach, Family Therapist, Group Coaching Specialist, Gladys Anderson, helps nurses, teachers, social workers, therapists and other care-giving women to set limits so they have more time, more joy and more energy to devote to self-care. … [Read more...]

Observing Traditions, Rituals and Habits During the Holidays

Traditions, rituals and habits are a staple of American culture.  And, with the U.S holiday, Thanksgiving this week, this is the perfect time to think about the traditions in your own family circle or start some new ones.  I often counsel blended families to start new traditions when they are at a crossroads as to which set of in-laws they share Thanksgiving dinner with. One family decided to rid themselves of the holiday madness by volunteering to feed the homeless at their local church on Thanksgiving Day. Another family spends the day with their nuclear family and then hosts a large gathering for extended family the day after Thanksgiving. Sometimes traditions evolve slowly over time such as the annual Kwanzaa celebration I've … [Read more...]

The Days of Our Lives

It’s official – summer is over!  The vibrant green colors of warmer and brighter days are but a faint memory.  When I look around now, I see a sharp contrast to the lush green of summer.  I see vivid colors of orange, muted brown, burgundy red, tawny taupe and sunny yellows sprinkling the landscape. I’m reminded of how the changes in the seasons mimic the days of our lives.  I’m reminded of how transitional life is; how we seamlessly transcend from one season to another. As a child, summers were full of carefree days playing games outside like hopscotch, red light, hide and seek and any other games our creative minds could conjure up during summer recess. Our only goal was to have fun before we transitioned to adulthood. Summers … [Read more...]