Parenting Teens: 8 Core Philosophies for Success

Parenting Teens: 8 Core Philosophies for Success

Parenting teens is hard. I know because I have some. I also know from coaching parents long before my kids were big enough to cause that kind of struggle in my life. Before that I was privileged to be a high school teacher—I LOVED teens when I could be an outside...
The Critical Call to Rest

The Critical Call to Rest

In our busy world, it is difficult to carve out time to rest. Is it necessary? Important? What are the benefits. Let’s talk about it, because it is worth being intentional about. Self-talk blah blah blah I am tired of the self-care talk. I am weary of being...
How Coaching is Changing the Church…for the Better

How Coaching is Changing the Church…for the Better

We’ve tried to tell people what to do and it hasn’t paid off. After a decade of doing pastoral care, I can tell you, people are not interested in doing what you tell them to do. Anything they leave your office claiming they will go do has a minimal shot of getting...
9 Tips to Survive Holidays with Family

9 Tips to Survive Holidays with Family

It seems that people are really stressing out about the holidays. Not just gift-giving stress and stuffing-making stress, but also the being-together-for-family-time thing. As a recovering perfectionist, I know full well the stress of having high expectations and then...
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