How To Cope When the World Seems Like a Scary Place

Sometimes I just take a break from the news. Just a minute ago I flipped the TV on in our living room and saw a split screen showing a hurricane in the Atlantic, an earthquake in Mexico, and local news anchors were talking about a recent shooting in our community of...

Empathy vs. Sympathy

I recently presented at a conference in Atlanta and mentioned a clip on Empathy. For all the members of Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) who attended, this one is for you.   [tentblogger-youtube 1Evwgu369Jw]

What We Can Learn From The Death of a Plano Mother

I live in a suburb of Dallas where a tragedy took the life of a family of three. Stacy Fawcett was a single mother of two boys: Josiah, who was a junior in high school and McCann, who recently graduated from Plano West High School. All three died tragically two weeks...

The Way Children of Divorce Love Differently

I get asked this question all the time: "How does divorce interfere with the ability of children to love in their own relationships as adults?" Gosh, that is such a big question. I always try to answer it. Typically I answer with this information: Their adjustment to...

Are You Listening to Understand?

Do you sometimes feel like someone isn’t really listening to you when you are talking? It’s only Wednesday and already I’ve had this discussion more than once with someone just this week! I thought you might know someone who needs to hear it too. Because there are...

It’s Not All About The Sadness

People ask me if I ever get depressed because I do what I do for a living. People ask me what it is like to hear people's problems everyday. You might have even wondered that yourself. Boy do you have it wrong!  My profession isn't depressing at all. I am thankful for...

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