My Coach Jess Blog

Grappling with Gratitude

I don’t know about you, but Thanksgiving is definitely my favorite holiday. The food, the quality time with family, the restful break from work, the food… LOVE it! But I always get a funny feeling during the Thanksgiving feast when the time comes for...

Blame and Complain Game

The Blame and Complain Game Do you ever find yourself wishing things were better, but nothing seems to change? Is your daughter left hopeless and helpless every time a challenge arises? Are you confused about why others are succeeded but continue to stay stuck? Well,...

Hot Buttons

Hot Buttons= Communication Breakdown In another article, No Offense, but…, I harp on the importance or erasing the phrases “no offense” and “just kidding” from our teens’ vocabulary. I want clarify that I certainly don’t mean to imply that jokes are evil and...

I Statements

Wanna be heard? Make “I-Statements” Your Jam When you try to communicate your feelings to someone, do they tend to get defensive? Shut down? Throw your words back in your face? Expressing your feelings during times of conflict can be equally challenging for both...

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