How to BE in Times of Uncertainty

Life has never been as uncertain as it is right now in this moment. We may think it’s because there’s a pandemic and we’ve been asked to stay at home, without a definite end in sight.  Some of us are beginning to settle into this new normal and others can’t wait for it to be over.  Some have adapted to...[ read more ]

Leaving Your Financial Panic in 2019

byKim EngstromAre you ready for the holidays? How many times will you hear that between now and January 1st? Do thoughts of the holidays ever trigger panic for you around money? Sometimes a specific thought arises, like will I have enough money? or I’ll need more money or I spent way too much, what will l do? You start to beat yourself up and it becomes a vicious...[ read more ]


INHALE-EXHALE is a mini maga-zine that makes a positive difference in the way parents and kids communicate. It was created to to increase peace of mind, affinity, and connection among the members of your family. This is especially important in an increasingly fearful, disjointed and isolated world. Today, parents have ample reason to stress over the well-being of their children....[ read more ]

Today’s Family: Listening for greatness

In today’s modern age self-doubt and multiple points of view are major obstacles to effective communication. This is especially true when it comes to parenting and developing children. Parents who are being too strict or authoritarian can prove to be a hurdle for children to express their own self whereas being too lenient or permissive could lead them down the...[ read more ]

Today’s Family: Tech time limits

Time change and cooler weather are upon us. As the nights grow longer and the temps get lower, we tend to want to snuggle up with ...our technology! So what’s a parent to do?According to a 2014 article by Nick Bilton in theNew York Times, Apples’ Steve Jobs was a low tech parent and there are a number of other...[ read more ]


It’s Back to School and for many families, a time of stress, worry, and anxiety. It is a return toscheduled wake times, multiple activities, minimal free time, and utter chaos. How do I get mykids back on a routine that works after the carefree days of summer?Don’t let your anxiety have you this school year! Consider telling your stress and...[ read more ]

Today’s Family: Are you destroying trust?

 The best way to know where your children are is to ask them, right?I remember a time when I had to work late, and my kids were home alone. They were of the age when I could trust them to be by themselves but was still concerned that something could go wrong and they wouldn’t know how to take care...[ read more ]

Getting your kids off the couch

Who has started counting down the days until back to school? Are the kids starting to bounce off the walls yet, complaining about their boredom? I have mixed emotions about the summer months. I love the first week after school gets out and celebrate no alarms or schedules and eat ice cream for dinner. Then it sets in. Lazy, hazy...[ read more ]

Q & A  What’s the difference between a Life Coach and a Counselor?

When people are seeking help they often get confused about who they should be talking to.  Education and certification are forms of credentialing and theory and approach styles vary from person to person.   For example, I have my Master's Degree in Counseling Education with a certification in Secondary and Higher Ed Counseling.  I'm a Counselor by title - a coach...[ read more ]

Today’s Family: It’s not your journey

 I recently returned from the family vacation of a lifetime to Europe with my two daughters, ages 19 and 22. One is a recent college grad and the other, completing her freshman year. We had talked about this celebration trip several times — their high school graduation, turning 18 and 21 and various spring breaks but this was the perfect...[ read more ]

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