self confidence

3 Steps to Building Mind-Blowing Confidence

Confidence isn’t something that you feel consistently. Rather, it comes as a result of your belief that you can perform a task successfully. Meaning, it’s situational. I can have confidence to get up and speak in front of a crowd but have no confidence in my ability to fly an aircraft.


The good news about this fact is that confidence is within your control. Here are three steps to help you build so much that you’ll even impress yourself.

toxic thoughts

4 Steps to Overcoming Toxic Thoughts

Hi, I’m Kris Reece and I confess, I’m a recovering control freak.

I lived many decades of my life trying desperately to control other people and situations. In classic control freak fashion, I would justify all of my actions (and reactions) by saying things like, “I’m just trying to protect you,” and “I’m not angry, I’m passionate.” I was the type who couldn’t take criticism and blamed others for my misfortune.

And I’ll admit that while I am very happy I am no longer that person, I still get tempted to control sometimes. So I was relieved to discover that there is one area where I was still allowed let my control freak flag fly.

toxic mother

5 Signs Your Mother is Toxic

Let’s face it, the mother-daughter relationship is complicated. Most women’s relationships with their moms aren’t picture perfect. But don’t use that simple fact as an excuse to tolerate a relationship with a toxic mother that is hurting you.


When the very relationship that should nurture you the most is causing you pain and confusion, the effects run deep. A relationship with a toxic mother is a surefire way to lessen your self-confidence and your trust in others.

married but feel single

How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day When You’re Married But Feel Single

Valentine’s Day is for sweethearts, but what happens when the thought of celebrating Valentine’s Day conjures up more disappointment than it does romance? Maybe you’re like many of the women in my counseling practice who are married but feel single and alone. In that case, the thought of Valentine’s Day can bring sadness.


The day is certainly not going to disappear and neither are you, so what can you do to make the most out of the day?

making quality friends

8 Surprising Reasons You Have Trouble Making Quality Friends

Gone are the days when you could run next door to the neighbor’s house, knock on the door, ask if Susie could come out and play, and instantly you were friends.


Granted, our requirements for our friends back then were simple: Be nice and play with me. Boy, have times changed! Now we need to schedule appointments just to talk and catch up. We have twenty things fighting for our attention and we wonder why our social life is suffering.