Many of the dynamics that led up to the rioting at the capitol are the very same dynamics that get played out in homes, offices, and nations all over the world. This podcast discusses how enabling a bully emboldens them to escalate their bullying. Every time an individual, party, or government takes a short-term “keep the peace” stance, they send a message that the harmful behavior is okay. Healthy relationships require accountability, limits, consequences, and authentic repair. This is as true in your home as in offices, governments, nations, and our world

Unhealthy Relationships: Why in the World Are You Staying? I cannot tell you how many people, women in particular, stay in ridiculously unhealthy relationships. This pattern is due, in part, to the unhealthy socialization messages we give females. The messages to women and young girls are all about being attractive enough to find a man [...]
10 Ways Women Give Their Power Away (Part II) Several weeks ago, I wrote the first part of this post; here is part II and the remaining five ways women give their power away. These ten ways are some of the most common ways we give our power away; there are many other smaller ways. [...]

Join us as we explore Relational Limit setting and learn how to be effective in setting limits. Master the skill of using your words and actions to take care of yourself regardless of the other person’s response

Weinstein and Women: Women, Are We Our Own Worst Enemies? More than ten women to date have accused yet another powerful man of sexual harassment, assault and/or rape (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/05/us/harvey-weinstein-harassment-allegations.html). Harvey Weinstein, a well-known Hollywood producer, has been accused of sexually violating several actresses, models and/or employees over the span of three decades. In addition, Weinstein [...]

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