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The Gift Of Failure

  “I want to grow up to be a failure,” said no one, ever. Everyone wants to be a success. From as young as we can remember, we are told, You can do anything! But that simply isn’t true, is it? Although they are well-intentioned,…

There is Nothing Wrong With You

By Kris Reece - Author of Build a Beautiful Life Out of Broken Pieces Hair color change this week, nails next week, maybe a plastic surgery next month….these are just a few of the everyday ways in which we try to change our outward appearance.…

4 Secrets to Talking to Kids About Divorce

4 Secrets to Talking to Kids About Divorce By Kris Reece, Counselor, Divorce Coach Divorce is stressful for all involved. But for children it can have traumatic, life-altering consequences if not handled properly. The problem is the two people…

The Secret to Making Good Decisions

By: Kris Reece, Counselor, Coach, Speaker Each of us has an innate ability to sense danger and respond—otherwise known as the flight or fight response. Our decision to stay and fight or flee is based upon a very strong emotion—fear. This…
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5 Secrets Only a Step Mom Knows

It’s no secret that being a stepmom isn’t easy. And if you went into this relationship like most people, you were blind to the difficulties to come--the moments and circumstances that seemed to strike you when you least expected it. Even…

3 Relationship Killers

3 Relationship Killers Whether you are married, dating, engaged or single, exclusive, monogamous, cheating or playing the field, you are in numerous relationships. You relate to people all day long—be they kids, friends, co-workers, family…

You Were Never Meant to Fit In

A sense of belonging is one of our greatest human needs.  From our earliest childhood moments, we just want to be a part of something.  We want to fit in. Think of the school-aged girl looking to be a part of the popular clique, or the young…
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What Shocked Me About Being a Step Mom

Being a stepmom is not an easy job. Many times it is thankless, emotionally draining and time zapping. You work so hard to help these children navigate through the difficulties of their situation, and then they forget about you. Everyone likes…

How to Not Repeat Past Mistakes

How to Not Repeat Past Mistakes We all know the pain of having made mistakes. We can be quite good at looking backwards and trying to determine where we went wrong. But it’s less common to be able to avoid making those same mistakes again…

Parenting After Divorce - How to Co-Parent when the Co-Parent won't Cooperate

From the moment you and your spouse said “I don’t” to your marriage, your children became confused, sad, angry and even traumatized. In knowing this why do so many parents not take the time to recognize what their children need help with?…