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GUILT…..Stepping over the line

Guilt is a powerful emotion. Sometimes it works in our best interest, other times not. There are three levels of guilt. The first is when we step over the line. Guilt, as a result of stepping over the line, serves as a warning telling us to wake up to a wrong doing. The second is when we think we stepped over the line. Some people have a tendency to see themselves as the cause of everything that goes wrong even when they had nothing to do with the situation. And the third is when we are completely unaware we stepped over the line, which happens with those who have poor social skills ...

WHO DEFINES ME

(Cont'd from blog "Who Defines Me") It was shortly after I returned from my para-medical make-up studies with Marvin Westmore, founder and director of the Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts in Los Angeles, that I had an opportunity to speak at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Hospital Burn Unit on my new specialty, corrective (or para-medical) make-up.  I offered demonstrations of para-medical make-up techniques for camouflaging scars and discolorations and creating an illusion of normality to those burn survivors who were in recovery.  Through my continued association with the burn unit and...

Who defines me?

You may unsubscribe if you no longer wish to receive our emails. January, 2015 Center Street Coaching Newsletter AGING MY WAY AGING MY WAY! 1980....Shortly after I returned from my cosmetic art studies with Marvin Westmore, founder and director of the Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts in Los Angeles, I had an opportunity to speak at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Hospital Burn Unit on my new specialty, corrective (or para-medical) make-up.  I offer...

When a spouse needs TLC

June, 2014 Center Street Coaching Newsletter When a spouse needs TLC, care, dedication.  How is he doing? When a spouse needs care... Quick Links Register Now About Us Related Topics It is inevitable that, in a marriage, one spouse will be left alone at the end of their journey together. It just works out that way. And it is almost inevitable that one spouse will be caring for the other. When a marriage is based on mutual respect, di...

When loving you means losing me

losinJuly, 2014 Center Street Coaching Newsletter When loving you means losing me Save Your Self Romantic love is not long lasting. When it wears off realize we married our worst nightmare or our mother/father. It is a rude awakening.  Yet, this is all still good! Its good because it wakes us up to the work that needs to be done to become complete and whole ourselves. It is true for both men and women but for this writing I am focusing o...

Are YOU listening?…… Huh? What!

September, 2014 Center Street Coaching Newsletter Home Sweet Home THE HOLMES AND RAHE STRESS SCALE Life Event/Value Death of spouse /100 Divorce /73 Marital separation /65 Jail term /63 Death of close family member /63 Personal injury or illness /53 Marriage /50 Fired at work /47 Marital reconciliation /45 Retirement /45 Change in health of family member /44 Pregnancy /40 Sex difficulties /39 Gain of new family member /39 Business readjustment /39 Change in financia...

Ten really good ideas for creating a healthy marriage

You may unsubscribe if you no longer wish to receive our emails. October, 2014 Center Street Coaching Newsletter Marriage after an affair Dear Reader: We are well into Fall....there is a nip in the air, the leaves are turning, the vineyards are glowing and the birds are flying to milder climates.   Love it! I love Spring, too. And if it rains this Winter, I'll love Winter. Summer is so social and the garden is deliciously productive. What's not to love about the ...

To What End, Suffering

November, 2014 Center Street Coaching Newsletter A Beautiful Prayer I asked God to take away my habit...God said no.  It is not for me to take it away but for you to give it up. I asked God to make my handicapped child whole....God said no.  His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary. I asked God to grant me patience....God said no. Patience is a byproduct of tribulations.  It isn't granted, it is learned and earn...

The Value of Restraint and Why You Should Never Kiss a Goat

April, 2014 Center Street Coaching Newsletter The Value of Restraint The Value of Restraint And why you should never kiss a goat          Over-thinking life Restraint is important but also important is taking a chance, being vulnerable and pushing past the negative thoughts that keep us from doing the right thing. ANYWAY People are often unreasonable, illogical and selfcentered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior moti...

Take a Bubble Bath……

April, 2014 Center Street Coaching Newsletter Take a Bubble Bath FROM BUGS TO DINOSAURS Did you ever watch a worm wiggle his way into the earth or watch a lady bug travel over a leaf?  I'm a gardener so I have.  Have you ever looked into the eyes of a dinosaur or examined her teeth? Neither have I. Whether exploration is as small as a bug or as big as a dinosaur it takes you on a journey to something else.  Exploration is about something else and to get there you ...