Boys Will Be Boys

When my son was younger and even now that he is a teenager, I would often times ask my husband why the heck my son was doing whatever it was he was doing. I simply didn’t understand – why is he eating like a neanderthal? Why is he constantly joking about bodily functions as he […]

What My Clients Have Learned from 50 Shades

I am going to be honest…I do not have a strong desire to give my personal opinion on 50 Shades of Grey. The internet is infiltrated with a flood of articles and commentaries on EVERYONE and their mother’s opinions of the crazy popularized book of 50 Shades (and ironically many of these people commenting have […]

Nicholas Sparks Has Done a Disservice to Men

Many people blame Disney princesses for convoluding our young girls’ minds into thinking that we can be princesses and that our prince charming will come for us and we shall live happily ever after (yes, insert vomit noices now). However, as a therapist, I find writers like Nicholas Sparks to convolude grown women’s minds. If […]

What I Want Men to Know, From a Woman

The other week, I shared how disheartened I was by what men were saying these days. I grew up with fairly “traditional” men. I never heard my father, grandfather, or uncles complain about how hard they had to work in life. I never heard them complain or speak about their wives in a condesending manner. […]

Men, I am Disheartened by You

I have been somewhat disheartened lately as I listen to men speak about women. It never really bothered me before and I believe it is because of where I am today in my life. I am a wife and a mother of both a son and daughters.  I have had my own observations as to […]

I am a Christian Woman and I Support #HeforShe

“Charise, you need to be able to think like a man.” “I’m impressed. You have a man’s brain in a pretty head.” “I didn’t want to hire you because you were too attractive.” “I’m not sure females should be youth ministers because they get pregnant and then, they leave.” “Your intellect and demeanor comes across […]

#yesAllwomen or #notallmen

By now, you have heard about the tragedy that occurred near Santa Barbara. Everyone has had a range of emotions, questions, opinions, and many have been triggered by this horrible event. My husband can always tell when I have had an emotionally draining day. The last month has been draining. I have had a few […]

Boy to Man

As I was trying to organize all my thoughts pertaining to Wednesday’s post, I came across this article by Paul Hudson, titled Why Men Aren’t Really Men Anymore. Oh man!! Did I just add that many more comments in the comment box in my brain! So, here it goes…my unorganized thoughts pertaining to raising boys […]

Advice

I have been very humbled throughout the years from friends, colleagues, clients and people who have attended my public speaking engagements. It is through much discernment that I even began this blog and I cannot even thank my followers who have been so encouraging. So, as I continue to press on and because I cannot […]

An Ideal Relationship

  Well…here is it is… the last question! The above quote probably fits to a tee as you may have noticed a difference in how you and your partner envision an “ideal” relationship. I typically hear from men that an ideal relationship would include the following: no complaining when they need to decompress with ESPN; […]