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How to Break Up With Anxiety and Get Your Life Back

Anxiety can rob you of peace and joy. After all, it’s not possible to continually think negative thoughts about yourself and your situation and expect to be happy. But when anxiety isn’t dealt with properly, it can grow into…
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How To Set Boundaries With a Toxic Mother

As a counselor and coach, I’ve see women negatively affected by toxic mothers in my practice more than any other hurdle they encounter in life. And nearly every time, I witness these women expecting their bad mothers to miraculously…
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3 Lies You’re Probably Telling Yourself Without Realizing It

Have you ever wondered why your life hasn’t turned out the way you expected? Is it bad luck? Or someone else’s fault? Or God’s plan? In my counseling and coaching of women I have seen that there are three subtle lies that…
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The Effect Broken Mothers Have on Their Daughters

In a previous post, I talked about 5 signs of your your mother is toxic.   While every story I hear about a bad mother is different, there is one thing they all have in common—the traits they leave behind. Please…
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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…
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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)…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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6 Deadly Traps That Keep You Reliving the Past

“You can’t see where you’re going if you keep looking in the rearview mirror.”   Whether you are struggling with guilt over something you’ve done or the hurt others have caused you, letting go of the past can be so hard…