MarieTrout

Walking through the blues.

Parenting Teens – Hello Fear, Shame And Guilt

Posted on August, 28th 2012 by Marie

A few years ago, one of my teenage sons looked at me with contempt and blasted the following remark in my face: "You just want me to do well, so you can brag about me to your friends. Well, I am not a piece of property you can shine up and show off!" Ouch.... And I did ...

“I Never Get What I Want”

Posted on July, 28th 2012 by Marie

 - "You are always late !" - "I am always the last to know!" - "You never listen to me!" Do you recognize this way of communicating? You probably know a few "Always and Never" people. You might even occasionally use this kind of black and white language yourself. We all feel the need for strong and powerful ...

Are YOU in a Jackpot Relationship?

Posted on July, 20th 2012 by Marie

Yes, of course it is nice to win the jackpot. Yet, a Jackpot Relationship might be both draining and abusive! People in such a relationship might hope that the relationship will magically change for the better even as the same patterns are repeated over and over. It is very much like the gambler who keeps putting money in the slot machine. Every ...

What is Life Coaching?

Posted on October, 16th 2011 by Marie

Often we have no clue what we really want!We just sense that our wheels are spinning, and we also are aware that we are not really "getting anywhere." We seem to use a good deal of effort, yet we get pennies on the dollar with regards to return on our "energy investment."We might feel exhausted ...

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