As the nation’s, indeed the world’s, attention has been on mental health, I want to focus on just what therapy/counseling is. I often hear people say: “I haven’t done this before; how does it go?” We do not ask this question if we have a toothache and have to go to the dentist, do we?
So here comes another year, 2018, once we got through the reviews, the best and the worst of 2017 on media of all forms, social, visual and print. In the spirit of embarking on a new calendar and perhaps in spite of it, I plead guilty that I will not follow some of the traditional approaches to this event.
Choosing Your Wedding Venue
Saying “yes” to the venue is the most important decision you’ll make about your wedding, followed closely by your choice of caterer. There are lots of things to think about as you plan your wedding. If you take them one thing at a time and do them in order, the process can be what it’s meant to be– fun and exciting!
Savor vs. Dread Approaching this time of the year, I hear a lot of moans and groans, and for sure, there can be a lot to complain about. The rush to make sure you get the right gifts; the agony of figuring out where you are going, by what means, and how much that will cost; that knot inside when you think of being with some family and friends who typically get into arguments; that uncle or aunt who gets drunk and brings up all kinds of past grievances and will not let go…. Yeah, I hear you. Those do […]
The Money Discussion!
Two big questions that come up about wedding planning are when should you talk with your parents about money for your wedding, and how do you prepare for that conversation. We’re going to answer both questions right now!
Chat vs. Work Mode
Social media can be criticized for many reasons, but let me acknowledge that it also has many upsides. I’ve made a number of acquantances with whom the paths would not have crossed due to physical distance and separation of knowledge spheres. I find new information and resources in that venue that enrich my life and work. Here is a tweet that gave me food for thought:
Congrats! You’re Engaged!
Now what? Where do you need to start with your wedding planning? Based on my experience working with thousands of couples, the two most important things to know– two things you have to know before you spend a dime– are how many people you plan to invite, and how much money you have available to spend. Every aspect of your wedding planning is related to those two things: your budget and your anticipated guest count.
Creating a Great Wedding Ceremony
Your wedding ceremony bares your heart and soul to the people you love and who love you, inviting them into your marriage to support you and your beloved in your journey together. Your ceremony celebrates what you believe about marriage and proclaims those things that are essential to your marriage. It is your public declaration of your love and devotion to your partner.
Morality and Identity
We’re living in times when our sense of right and wrong is being challenged. When you think of yourself, of what all makes you the person you are, what do you see? What do you also see when you look at the people in your life, your partner, family, friends, or coworkers?
Wedding DIY Tips
There are lots of great ways to save money on your wedding by doing things yourself. The trade-off of money and convenience for time and effort can be a good one that builds camaraderie and gives you genuine joy in the doing.