This week it is CHRISTMAS! And yes, I’ve got some problems to solve. This year I have decided to get to the bottom of some of the most controversial, the most heavily debated, the most heated disputes over Christmas. I’ve got two of my best friends here to help me sort it out, and we’re going to get to the bottom of it.
If I say the words, “midlife crisis,” what comes to mind? I always think of a man buying a sports car, or a woman splurging on plastic surgery, probably inspired by watching soap operas with my mom when I was a kid.
A midlife crisis has always been portrayed as a bad thing - as I guess anything that is described as a crisis would be. But does it have to be? I believe that a midlife crisis can be a lot of fun if you do it right! My guest today is here to answer my questions about how to make your midlife crisis a springboard into adventure and transformation on your terms.
Dianne Presley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in private practice. Dianne is the owner of Believe, Hope, Inspire Wellness Services LLC providing counseling for individual adults and couples. She uses a strengths-based perspective in guiding clients to live more fully as the main character in their life story. Whether working through anxiety, depression, grief & loss, or relationship challenges, Dianne helps clients to see themselves with self-compassion while reminding them of the innate strengths and values that will help them live with more confidence. If you are ready to make some changes in your life, Dianne can help make more room for you in the life you already have.
With extensive training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy including working with couples through traumas and affairs, Dianne also has the skills needed to help couples using counseling methods proven through over 40 years of research at the Gottman Institute. Sometimes you just need a new perspective and a few new skills that help you communicate better and feel closer.
Dianne has a Bachelor of Social Work from University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL, and a Master of Social Work from Florida State University.
She currently resides in Tallahassee, Florida with her husband, daughter & son-in-law, and two grandsons. She enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, listening to live music, and spending time having fun with family and friends.
.Today’s show is all about the value of solitude. It’s about the power of being on your own once in a while. Today, my guest is ME.
I decided to do a show about being alone because I thought it would be a challenge. And, because sometimes being alone is really good for us. Do you remember my episode with Dr. Keyna Rich, when we talked about self care? Well guess what? About 50% of people consider being alone to be an important component of caring for themselves.
I made up that statistic. I can do that kind of thing when it is just me. Being alone has all kinds of advantages, even though our modern world has tried to convince us that it’s a bad thing.
Have you ever been sent to your room as a punishment? Told that you can’t go out to a party or made to sit by yourself until you can make better choices? Um, thank you. Yes, I would love to go sit in my room by myself and do whatever I want to. Being alone is one of the best things that can happen sometimes.
Today we are going to explore the value of solitude. We’ll talk - well, I’ll talk - about the difference between being alone and being lonely. I’ll share some stories about real life people who lived completely alone. I’ll give you some tips on how to make the best use of your time alone. And, finally, I’ll leave you alone so you can put it all into practice.
About the Show
Welcome to Heather Solves Everything, a show where I take credit for solving your problems by introducing you to smart people with good ideas.