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Living With A Person With Depression

Leslie shares her life changing postpartum depression story on this episode. In honor of Mother's Day and May, Mental Health Awareness month. The symptoms of postpartum depression and how we got through it. And, tips for partners who are living with mothers living with postpartum depression and anxiety. Leslie's Postpartum Depression Story Why You Should Listen To This Episode Leslie's husband Franck Juvin-Acker joining the podcast as he was the principle witness of my story...

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Why & How To Discuss School Shootings With Our Families

School shootings are every parent's worst nightmare. There have been 291 school shootings since 2013. They've become so common that we, as parents, must discuss school shootings with our families. It's a complex subject mired in a variety of perspectives and commentary on the subjects of gun control, school protection, personal freedom, and mental health. The question most tearful parents ask me in my office is, "Where do I begin and what do...

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How To Love Unconditionally

Photo by Joshua Ness on Unsplash Do you know how to love unconditionally? Many don't know how to love unconditionally. In fact, they don't really even know what that means or even feels like. Worse yet, they don't know how to get themselves to a state of unconditional love. This is sad - it makes us unhappy. And, as a result we find ourselves alone. Fortunately, it is possible to learn how to love unconditionally. It takes practice....

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How To Tell If The Holidays Trigger Money Anxiety

Do The Holidays Trigger Money Anxiety? The holidays trigger money anxiety for millions of Americans. An article written by Noah Berger for NBC suggests that listening to holiday music aggravates retail workers who feel the stress of holiday shopping, traveling and seeing family. The holiday music is just a trigger. The stress is a symptom of something much more insidious which I explain in detail in this episode. Why Should You Listen To This Podcast? 3...

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How To Have A Drama Free Divorced Christmas

5 Steps For Creating A Drama Free Divorced Christmas Create a happy divorced Christmas with these 5 expert tips and you'll be feeling jolly well into the new year. Divorced christmas is a stressful, worrisome experience wracked with emotion for many. And, with painful memories it's hard to let go of the betrayal, loss, and regret. After a decade of coaching divorced clients, I've learned some truths that can dispel the myth that divorced Christmas...

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How To Stop Automatic Negative Thoughts

Automatic Negative Thoughts Literally Make You Miserable Do you realize that you're thinking automatic negative thoughts on a consistent basis? And, did you know that self-critical, self-limiting thoughts are actually making you sick and your life miserable? We think over 60,000 thoughts a day and most of our thoughts are totally unoriginal and negative! My husband Franck and I explore the causes of negative thinking. What kind of negative thought patterns exist? And, how to...

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How To Deal With Anxiety During The Holidays

Do you struggle and want to deal with anxiety during the holidays that is caused by family drama? Do you feel knots in your stomach when you get closer to home? Fortunately, there is a better way to deal with anxiety during the holidays. Christmas should feel like Christmas; not an agonizing reminder of unfinished personal business. Anxious Over Family Drama During The Holidays? Hundreds of clients have come to me looking for ways to deal with...

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Wives: Don’t Take The Backseat In Your Family’s Finances

  Too Often Women Take The Backseat In Their Family's Finances, You Don't Have To Today, women have the same earning potential as men and in many professions, and in others, even more. For some odd reason, women still allow themselves to take the backseat in their family's finances and that not only puts an incredible amount of unnecessary pressure on men as providers and family heads, but puts women in a dangerous place in the...

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