How Do You Express Gratitude?

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust Being that it is the week of Thanksgiving, I thought it would be interesting, and fun, to focus this week’s blog on something a little different. Now, we all know about gratitude […]

Letting Go of Your Need for Other’s Approval

This past week, I learned about Albert Ellis’ 11 Irrational Beliefs that lead to dysfunctional behavior. For those of you who do not know who Albert Ellis is or what these 11 irrational beliefs are, I have included a short summary. Albert Ellis is the creator of Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) in which he focuses on “individuals having […]


On March 31, 2006 I was enjoying a wonderful evening with my girlfriends from high school. I had traveled to Seattle without my husband or sons to help my brother Rory, his wife Kerry, and my parents celebrate the first birthday of my niece Taylor. I cannot tell you what time my phone rang. I […]