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Entries by Arlene Schneider

The Joy of Saying No and Setting Boundaries

When clients come to coaching hoping to become more organized, they expect to be given new tools or new ideas for a fancy-schmancy scheduler. They want to set new goals that they feel will help them to become instantly more efficient.
Although those are great ideas it’s not always the best place to start.
In fact, …

IS YOUR JUNIOR OR SENIOR READY FOR THEIR NEXT STEP?

This is an exciting time of the year for many young adults who are taking the next step into their futures. Graduating seniors may be leaving home with increased independence and challenges. They will be faced with difficult choices and decisions.
Rising juniors will be looking toward a busy year of college visits, college entrance …

THE ALLURE OF DOLLY AND BETTY

At a time when it seems as though anyone on the planet is fair game for being trolled, getting “canceled,” or social media abuse, two women seemingly have escaped the carnage. In fact, say anything negative about Dolly Parton or Betty White on social media and you’re likely to be the one canceled or …

LIFE LESSONS AND FOOTBALL

People who know me are aware that I am a huge football fan, and most importantly a passionate New Orleans Saints fan. “The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat” is a part of being a sports fan, but I also see these parallels between life and sports. Here is what I have …

TAKE CARE OF YALL’S MENTALS

You might recall Seattle Seahawk’s running back, Marshawn Lynch, gave an inspiring post-game interview in 2020 in which he advised younger players to “take care of ya’ll’s mentals…and take care of your chicken.” By chicken, he was referring to a player’s income. As you may surmise, one’s mentals are a person’s mental health. Clearly, …

4 SIMPLE STEPS TO BECOME A BETTER HUMAN!

Good news is that it’s not difficult to make simple changes to increase our self-awareness about who we are and how we relate to others. Let’s get started! Here are 4 simple ways to level up your relationships.

1-Listen more than you talk.

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what …

FORGOTTEN SKILLS DURING THE PANDEMIC

This weekend I met a friend for lunch at a restaurant outside of my neighborhood. The traffic was heavy, and I was trying to make a left-hand turn. My view was obstructed, and I saw a car coming but it seemed far away. Apparently, it just seemed that way because as I made the …

They’re Home!

Your young adult is home from college, or your high school or middle school student has just completed finals, STARR tests, and most importantly finished a year of, well, you know.
Just the fact that they made it is a huge success.
Lets’s talk about not only how to end the school year of masks, virtual …

WHEN ALL OF YOUR PEEVES ARE PETTED

I was finally getting around to scheduling my dermatologist appointment that had been delayed due to the pandemic restrictions. Surprisingly, I received my confirmation email the day before the appointment with a different time than I had requested. I called, and the receptionist offered an appointment 15 minutes later than the new time, but …

YOU GET WHAT YOU TOLERATE

This past year, the pandemic has certainly taught many of us about social distancing and physical boundaries. Judging from what I see in grocery stores and restaurants, we have become pretty good at it!

 

But how skilled are we at enforcing emotional boundaries?

 

Saying no to a boss who expects us to answer emails 24/7 or …