Another One?

However one wants to define the current state of the “women’s movement,” it is safe to say that women will not stop talking. The topic of sexual harassment from men such as Matt Lauer, Mario Batali, Charlie Rose, Larry Nassar, and the list continues on and on….. There will always be another one. From a […]

#ManEnough #redefinemasculinity

Last post, I spoke about “boys will be boys” and our need to change the culture of men. Interestingly enough, I have had women come out of the woodwork, needing sessions because watching news on Harvey Weinstein and constantly hearing #metoo stories have triggered them back into PTSD. I could write forever on this topic, […]

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 […]

In a World of Versus

Pro-Vaccines Versus Anti-Vaccines Western Medicine Versus Eastern Medicine No Technology Versus Owning most updated technology Homeschool Versus Private School Versus Public School Organic Food Versus I don’t care what I eat Religion Versus Atheist Pro-Life Versus Pro-Choice At-Home Mom Versus Professional Working Mom European Cars Versus American Cars Democrats Versus Republicans It is has been […]

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 […]

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 […]

Proud to be an American!

Many people see today as a day of barbecues, department store sales, drinking a lot of alcohol, swimming and get togethers, fireworks and mostly, a day off to party. Albeit that for most people it is a day off and people do party, I can’t help but wonder if people truly celebrate what this day […]

Is Dignity Lost?

“KEEP YOUR DIGNITY!” was a constant phrase yelled spoken to me by my mother. Dignity. According to Webster’s dictionary, dignity is defined as “the state or quality of being worthy of respect.”  Growing up, the word “respect” was constantly impounded into our head. To respect our elders, those around us, and to respect ourselves was simply […]

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 […]