"Don't let yesterday use up too much of today."

As I sit here writing reports on a Saturday, I'm reminded of how unusual the last two months have been for us. We've lived in the same house for 18 years and we got it ready to sell. I've been in the same office building f...

Since presenting information about reunification therapy with some of my colleagues at a national conference in 2016, I hear from other professionals wanting to know more about what it takes to offer reunification therapy. 

I'm complimented by the requests for informati...

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 Pl...

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

Do you react or do you respond?

You are savvy. You know your emotional responses can get you into trouble. Many times our emotions can get the best of us.

It’s old news that emotions are mostly acceptable. It’s your reaction to emotions that can get messy.

Here’s how you...

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 ag...

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...

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 people...

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 the...

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