Transition

A few years later I was using the same pickaxe in my yard, and my son (knowing what happened last time), offered to take over for me because he was concerned about my neck injury. My son knew what could happen if I continued working with the pickaxe, so he stepped in to help. This …

Look Before You Leap: Feedforward vs. Feedback Read More »

When you think of the word minimalism, what comes to mind? Maybe you think of Marie Kondo’s hit Netflix show. Maybe you think of a millennial who doesn’t have time, space, or money for a lot of material items. Or maybe you think of a plain home lacking character. There are a lot of misconceptions …

Teach Your Teen To Reduce Clutter With These Five Tips Read More »

Back in 2020 when the world went on pause, we saw a massive decrease in structure. Schedules were wiped clean of any obligations, games, practices, and extracurriculars in general, leaving wide open spaces on many calendars. For some, it was relaxing at first. It was a reason to step back and take inventory of what …

Three Tips to Structure Family Time During the Holidays Read More »

Think about a machine. What does it do? How does it perform efficiently? How is it assembled? Every machine is a little different with all the moving parts, but the one thing all machines have in common is that they all need grease to work properly or there’s potential for a lot of friction. Grease …

Trust in a Relationship is like Grease in a Wheel Read More »

Roxanne and I bought six new horse troughs in the spring and turned them into raised garden beds. After caring for them all summer we are now starting to see the benefits of our efforts and are yielding a harvest of delicious vegetables. As wonderful as this is, the harvest is only a small part …

Gardening: A Harvest of Benefits Read More »

(8 Minute read) I recently interviewed Dr. Ryan Anderson on my podcast, Not By Chance, to discuss social media, how it affects teens, and how parents can help their teens use it effectively and responsibly. Dr. Anderson earned a Master\’s degree in marriage and family therapy, a PhD in medical and family therapy, and completed …

The Pros and Cons of Social Media and How to Keep Your Teen Safe Read More »

A few months back, Homeward Bound Clinical Director, Kelly Olsen and I recorded a podcast discussing the challenges that arise when a teen returns home from treatment. All families experience different phases of recovery that can be difficult to navigate through. One particularly challenging phase is the testing phase. During this phase, there will often …

How to Keep it Together When Things Come Apart Read More »

Transition Coach, Shari Murray and I recently recorded a podcast discussing the Power of Positive Assumed Intent. We felt this was an important topic because we are all guilty at one time or another of assuming the intent of others actions. As a parent it’s common to ascribe negative intent to your child’s behavior when they act …

This Practice Will Revolutionize Your Family Relationships Read More »