Creating a Safe Place on the Inside

  I’ve wanted to write about this topic for a long time. Our society has been changing over the last five years in ways that are disturbing to me. One of these ways is the emphasis on creating “safe places” for students on college campuses to shield themselves from uncomfortable or dissenting viewpoints. This is […]

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Extending Compassion over the Holidays

  Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re like me, you’re probably exhausted. This year, I encourage you treat yourself with care and compassion, and extend that to your children and grandchildren too. Our hopes for the holidays, can be a mixed blessing. They help us plan what’s important to us, but can […]

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Mixed Feelings Around the Holidays

Happy Holidays??? Hello! The Holidays are just around the corner, and it’s normal to have mixed feelings about this time of year. For some of us, this time of year is a blessing, full of anticipation and positive feelings. For others, it is a painful time. This is especially true if you’ve been through a […]

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Being Compassionate with Ourselves as a Parent

Parents Need Compassion! Being a parent in this day and age is very challenging, no matter the age of your children. Parents can be so hard on themselves, but the reality is that this makes everything worse! Our children at every age, are experiencing different life challenges than we did. Not only is this hard […]

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Treating Ourselves with Kindness When We Fail

http://kimfredrickson.com/2017/08/02/treating-kindness-fail/

I just finished my manuscript for a new book I’ve been working on, Give Your Kids a Break: Parenting with Compassion for You and Your Children. It’s at my editor right now, and I hope it will be published in November. It’s been enjoyable to work on, and I’ve been working very hard.  Along the […]

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How Boundary Problems Show Up in Our Relationships

Last week I shared why strong relationships need healthy boundaries. It’s normal to struggles with boundaries in our relationships with God, ourselves and others. This week we’ll talk about boundary confusion with God and others. Next week we’ll take a look at boundary confusion with ourselves. You might wonder how problems with healthy boundaries shows […]

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Healthy Relationships Include Emotional Connection!

Emotional Connection in Relationships is Vital! We’ve been talking about how to Build Healthy Relationships for the last several weeks. We spent quite a few weeks talking about how important a strong sense of self is to forming healthy relationships, and explored how we developed our beliefs about ourselves and how to strengthen our relationships […]

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Practical Tools to Build Healthy Relationships with God, Yourself and Others

Are You Ready to Learn Practical Tools to Build Healthier Relationships? I’ll bet the answer to that question is, “Yes!” Over the last month we covered Principle 1 in this series: To have healthy relationships you need to develop a strong sense of yourself; a sense of who you are as a person – who […]

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Healthy Relationships – Healthy Self vs. Distorted Self?

Healthy Sense of Self vs. Distorted Sense of Self?     Last week I shared how there are 7 types of mirrors that give us a reflection of who we are. They affect the way our sense of self develops. Today we’ll be digging in deeper to distinguish between a healthy sense of self vs. […]

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When Christmas is a Mixed Bag

A couple of weeks ago I couldn’t imagine writing this blog post But here I am…so I thought I’d keep it real. The last two weeks have been mixed – to say the least. Dec 1- 4  We went to So Cal to visit my 93 year-old father who has lung cancer, and my husband’s […]

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