Jennifer A. Williams

Jennifer A. Williams

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Summer Guide to Essential Oils

June 05, 2018

Summer is finally here in Montana! With warmer weather, it's a great time to pull out the essential oils. There's nothing better than Mother Earth to guide you to health and wellness.

Enjoy this simple guide to utilize your favorite fragrances this summer for pleasure, health, or to eliminate pesky bugs.

Posted in Habits for Health

Make Mother's Day Special with Essential Oils

May 08, 2018

Have you ever been stumped when it came to finding your mother something special for Mother's Day?

One of my great loves for the past 30 years have been essential oils because they are natural and healthy while also filling a room with nature's most magnificent fragrances. Mothers are very important to us, so we wanted to create something special for you.

Our goal is to make it easy to find a gift that honors your mother and honors our environment.

Posted in Habits for Health

Why Being a People Pleaser Damages Relationships—and What to Do About It

May 03, 2018

Are you a people pleaser? I was! In fact, growing up, I majored in pleasing others. I honestly believed as a child and young adult that if people didn’t need me, they wouldn’t want me. So I worked at being indispensable. My pleaser habit was so deeply rooted that I didn’t know I was giving up myself on a regular basis, in every relationship at home and work. My pattern of over-giving had great benefits—or so I thought.

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness, Most Popular

Falling Out of Love

April 26, 2018

In our very active and full lives, it is so easy to get caught up in the daily demands of our life and sacrifice love. Many struggling couples ask me, "Can you fall out of love?"

The truth is, love requires nurturing. No matter how deeply you love someone, if you allow weeds to grow in your relationship, they can crowd out love and choke the life right out of your marriage. It doesn't take long for two people in a loving relationship to become distant or "fall out of love." Because of the day-in, day-out details we are continually juggling in our lives, we can slip into autopilot in ways [...]

Posted in Love, Marriage, and Relationships

How to Stop Yelling and Prevent Misbehavior

April 18, 2018

You’re at the grocery store and your five-year-old asks for a candy bar. It’s dinnertime and you want him to eat real food at home, so you say no. Instantly your child starts whining, which quickly escalates into a full-blown tantrum. What do you do?

It’s morning and you have an early and very important meeting at the office. You need to get to work, but first you need to drop the kids off at school. Your elementary-age daughter refuses to get ready for school. She says she hates school and she won’t go. How do you deal with that?

Your teenage son gets mouthy when you tell him he can’t go [...]

Posted in Parents: Permission to Be Imperfect

The Best Way to Deal with Teenage Rebellion

April 09, 2018

Many parents dread the teen years. They’ve heard negative, even scary, stories for years. As a culture, we’ve got teens pegged—out-of-control, disrespectful, and rebellious. Time for a change of perspective.

Just when our teens need us the most, they focus more on peers. Yet, this tendency does not displace the primary relationship teens have with their parents.

Time to understand how to create a strong teen parent connection! Time for hacking the teen brain. 

Posted in Parents: Permission to Be Imperfect, Parenting Favorites

Self-Acceptance Is the Key to Authentic Power

April 03, 2018

Self-acceptance is the doorway to our authentic power. And when acceptance is lacking, it's one of the biggest stumbling blocks to a person’s solid sense of self and serenity. Without self-acceptance, there is no true freedom.

When we accept ourselves, we're able to embrace every part of ourselves unconditionally. We can acknowledge our strengths and capabilities as well as vulnerabilities and limitations. There is an awareness of our feelings, behavior and our impact on others. Not even our idiosyncrasies are disowned.

Posted in Brain Fitness, Mindfulness and Perspective, Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

Empathy vs Sympathy: What’s the Difference?

March 31, 2018

It’s an everyday occurrence in our lives: Someone talks to us about a challenge they’re facing. Perhaps a relative is sick, or their child got in trouble at school. Maybe their car needs an expensive repair, or they just can’t find enough hours in the day to get everything done. Or they could be lamenting about an awful argument they had with a neighbor or their spouse. Whatever the challenge, you might be the chosen listener.

Posted in Brain Fitness, Mindfulness and Perspective, Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

Why We Think Teenage Rebellion Is Normal

March 16, 2018

When I was teaching a parenting class a few years ago, a mother told the story of the time her son came home from kindergarten with green hair. She went ballistic as soon as she saw him. When I asked what triggered her anger, she replied, "All I could see was a teenager standing there with green hair, tattoos, a ring in his nose, and a chain belt hanging from his waist." Her mind had catapulted her into some imaginary future scene, and her fear set off a chain reaction. In fact, the green hair was left over from a Saint Patrick's Day celebration at school. The teachers had dyed the [...]

Posted in Parenting Favorites

How to Find Inner Peace by Resolving Conflicting Feelings

March 13, 2018

Recently I was coaching a married couple who were having difficulty working things out. They brought up one particularly upsetting event that was very uncomfortable for them both. The wife was being honored at an awards ceremony for her achievements at work. A week before the ceremony, the husband agreed to go and even told her how proud he would be to stand by her side. She was very pleased that he would accompany her, and she thought they were both looking forward to the event.

But as they were getting dressed for the ceremony, the husband started bemoaning the fact that they had to go [...]

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

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