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Michael Gorsline Healthy Living Professional

I am a Child and Family Therapist and Parent Coach who helps clients in practical ways to make life more rewarding according to their own definitions.
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Book: The Sociopath Next Door by Michael Gorsline Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Ever wonder what it would be like to live without a conscience? We often think of sociopaths or psychopaths in terms of serial killers, but they have much more of ... Read on »
Gottman: Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by Michael Gorsline Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting One school of thought in parenting is that there are often times where we need to be wary of engaging a child's emotions. If we do, this approach says we'll end up ... Read on »
Forgotten Car Roof Items & the Cycle of Luck by Michael Gorsline Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting When I was 14 years old I had my first boom box, earned with what was then the boyhood rite of mowing lawns in the neighborhood. They weren't cheap when the first came ... Read on »
What's With The Name? by Michael Gorsline Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I've had quite a few clients mention that it was the name of my web site, Enjoy Parenting Again, that got them to initially contact me. For them the name just made ... Read on »
Book on Attachment by Michael Gorsline Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell is a wonderful book. The work I do with parents when they first come in is often focused on the ve ... Read on »
The Enforceable Statement by Michael Gorsline Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I wanted to get a practical skill in here early on. One of my favorites is the Enforceable Statement. Parents let me know that they often wish they had more credibility ... Read on »
When in Doubt...Empathy by Michael Gorsline Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting One thing that is clear in doing a lot of parent coaching and counseling with parents is that it is hard to figure out when to respond in what way with your child. Shou ... Read on »
Inaugural Quote by Michael Gorsline Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I thought it be appropriate to start this whole blogging thing off with a quote: "For a long time it has seemed to me that life was about to begin; Real life. But t ... Read on »
Pause and Breathe by Michael Gorsline Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Pausing for just a bit and combining that pause with a slow, deep breath can make all the difference. If home life is hectic you can try pulling over a block or two b ... Read on »
Demotivation Posters by Michael Gorsline Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Despair.com has a whole series of these "Demotivational" posters. If you've ever had the feeling that your boss hung one of the "legit" versions of this sort of motiva ... Read on »
How to Help Kids Get The Sleep They Need by Michael Gorsline Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Both this side bar and the recent New York Magazine article are worth checking out. If your time is limited just take a look the sidebar for the practical tips on ... Read on »
Working with Parts of Us by Michael Gorsline Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The conference was very worthwhile. It was nice because it was actually led the the creator of the model, Dr. Richard Schwartz—in my mind it is always best to get it st ... Read on »
Allergies Affect Kids In Multiple Contexts by Michael Gorsline Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Here is a Reuters story (pic from them as well) that certainly matches my own childhood experiences. I remember years of miserable days and nights in the spring and e ... Read on »
The Joys of Ziti by Michael Gorsline Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I have only recently discovered the joys of baked ziti. I think I actually first became aware of the dish when watching the Sopranos. I made my first one based on t ... Read on »
Be the Trend Setter by Michael Gorsline Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I've been very encouraged by the traffic this blog has been getting. It is fascinating to see people reading from everywhere from South Africa to Texas to Stockholm. Th ... Read on »
Two Paths and Yellow Jeeps by Michael Gorsline Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Our minds are designed to solve problems in the external world. They are really good at that overall. If they weren't we wouldn't be all over the globe. When we want ... Read on »
Two Paths and Yellow Jeeps by Michael Gorsline Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Our minds are designed to solve problems in the external world. They are really good at that overall. If they weren't we wouldn't be all over the globe. When we wa ... Read on »
Is Any Child Actually Unmotivated? by Michael Gorsline Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting In the previous post we looked how the roots of missing motivation go deep, and aren't just caused by kids having a "bad attitude". Another way to view this is that child ... Read on »
Is Any Child Actually Unmotivated? by Michael Gorsline Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting In the previous post we looked how the roots of missing motivation go deep, and aren't just caused by kids having a "bad attitude". Another way to view this is that ch ... Read on »
Unmotivated Kids by Michael Gorsline Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting In my estimation this is a very wise thought by Charles Fay, PhD from the Love and Logic Institute. Seeing kids like this as manipulative and willful misses an awful ... Read on »