Stress and Trauma Recovery

Daily stress from relatively trivial factors is one thing. Stress and trauma that have their origins in childhood or adult abuse, violence, addiction, and bullying, is another. These latter experiences require a lifetime of recovery, work, counsel, and sometimes...

The Security Myth

No matter how much money, fame, or career success we may accumulate, security rears its ugly head as a real issue for many. Lack of health care, medication, finances, even love, loom large as threats to our well being. Yet there is no such thing as enough...

Happily, Ever After?

In childhood most of us heard stories that enchanted and enhanced our lives. They often taught us values and morals, offered images of heroism and adventure, and sometimes even scared us.  As adults we continue to tell ourselves, and others, stories. Instead of...

Led by Your Nose-Ring?

How do you take charge of your life and become your own best leader?  How does your personal leadership translate into effective and respected leadership of others?  These are questions pertinent to home as well as work, unless you live and work totally alone and...

Tolerance or Acceptance?

Today a friend pointed out a distinction that totally escaped my notice.  She asked if I tolerated people or accepted them.  I always thought of myself as open to people different than I.  But upon thinking about it I realized that I was merely tolerating many of...

Michael is Being Interviewed!

Michael Parise will be on That Business Show with Jamie and Kelly #ThatBusinessShow • 1250 WHNZ , Wednesday, December 21 at 8 AM! Jamie Meloni is one of Tampa’s radio celebrities who highlights local business owners on his daily talk shows.  He’ll be...