Great Summers Don’t Happen By Accident

You get me again…Palmer here 🙂 I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend and enjoying the summer sunshine 😊☀ I see something funny (and not surprising) happen with almost all my clients when summer rolls around each year, whether they are tweens or in their early 20’s. Things get chaotic. One week they’re busy at […]

Sending Love: A Simple Act with Lasting Impact 💕

Palmer here! I just ran across one of countless notes that my mom tucked under my pillow or into my backpack on some random day when I was in high school. Just recently, a good friend told me how each week, he writes three letters to different people in his life, telling each what he appreciates […]

When Your Kid’s Face No Longer Melts Your Heart: A Practice for Parents

The things I hear from parents about their ‘tweens and teens: “She can be so mean.” “When he’s in a bad mood, he dominates our family.” “ I love her but I don’t like being around her.” “I can’t stand how they talk to me.” “I’m embarrassed about how he acts and I worry what […]

Happy Sunday you wonderful human!

Happy Sunday, you wonderful human!Palmer here! I’m writing this at 3am because jet lag is not taking it easy on me 😅 and I can’t get this one thought out of my head. You may know but my mom and I, along with our spouses, were just in Japan to speak at the International Family […]

Hold space, don’t carry the weight

After raising six kids, five of whom are boys, three of whom have ADHD, I could fill many pages with stories of their actions that left me feeling…

Please tell me that I’m not the only one.

Kerry here. I keep thinking I’m just about to feel inspired to eat cleaner and get up early enough to work out more often. Heck, maybe if I wait long enough, I’ll FEEL like doing cold plunges, or at least cold showers, because they’re supposed to be good for me. I’m sure that if I […]

Let your light shine

Throughout the year, and especially in December, many of the world’s major religions observe holidays that incorporate the powerful symbolism of light: Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, embraces the light of hope, faith, resilience, tradition, and community. In the Christmas story, light transcends mere decoration, weaving together themes of hope, joy, spiritual renewal, and the transformative […]

An open heart during the holidays

Palmer here. Something I have always found interesting and special about the holiday season is that people’s hearts tend to be more open. They are willing to open up their schedule to volunteer for strangers. They donate more to those in need. They are open to going to church services. They are open to more family time. […]

Self-Therapy Technique for Staying Calmer

Kerry here. I’m up ridiculously early this morning. Sleep is a little fragile and I woke up stressed about all of my to-do’s. I wish I could say I’ve mastered the art of staying calm, but here I am…. Not Zen at this moment. If you can’t relate, you might as well just scoot on […]