Monthly Archives: September 2015

I Feel Happy Of Myself!

If this little guy doesn’t encourage you … you’re dead inside. Whatever you are trying to tackle, whether it’s riding a bike or taking better care of yourself or being therapeutic … “Everybody, I know you can believe in yourself!” “You just keep practicing! You will get the hang of it, I know it!” “And then you can get better and better at it if you do it!” “Thumbs up, everybody, for rock and roll!” Words. to. live. by.  


You Can’t Help A Good Thing

Originally posted April 25, 2012 My name is Christine.  I was raised by a Southern Baptist pastor.  I speak in analogies. Last year I inhaled enjoyed what became one of my new favorite beers ever.  Beer snobs turned their noses to it.  Yeah, I’m not a beer snob.  I just prefer to come in from the triple digit heat and quench my thirst with something that puts a smile on my face.  Throw in a happy label and I’m SOLD! […]

The Small Victories Are Huge

photo by Jose Bernalte, used with permission The following email is from a family I have coached.  We hadn’t talked in awhile, and it was a pleasant surprise to see their name show up in my inbox back in 2012. Healing is slow and takes patience.  Sometimes that isn’t just referring to our kids, but actually referring to us as parents.  It was such a thrill to hear from them, and read their excitement. I love a million things about this […]

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The Power of Silence

“Although our society is generally known to be uncomfortable with silence, saying nothing is often the best thing we can do for our child’s emotional well-being. Silent, attentive listening is a vote of confidence, trust, respect and love.” – Naomi Aldort