Bunny Alexander

Tip 13 – Honor A Family Tradition

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Tip 13 – Honor A Family Tradition

Honor a family tradition.  Spend time doing special things you and your family enjoy. Therapist Bunny Alexander advises that you spend more time with your family so do things you all enjoy!  Remember Tip 10-Presence Giving?  This is similar.  Bonding as a family and spending more energy on what you “want” to do instead of the “have” to do is important during the Christmas season.  So playing board games, looking at Christmas decorations, taking walks, visiting a neighbor, or doing a service project together can add more joy to the season and build memories.  Board member Bob Zachidny also recalls how honoring a family tradition always adds joy to his...

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Tip 2 – Do Less!

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Tip 2 – Do Less!

Do Less! Examine your list and let go of tasks that don’t matter or don’t bring you joy. Therapist Bunny Alexander wishes she would have done more of this while her kids were little.  We sometimes get caught up in the traditions and “to-do” lists without ever realizing that we do not even enjoy it.  Take some time to focus on you, your family, and your Christmas season.  Make it what YOU want it to be.  This holiday season, focus on relationships rather than tasks and lists!

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Cultural Diversity

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               Three months after we were married, my husband and I moved to Paris for a year to study there. We were excited about this opportunity to live in another culture and speak another language.  We were living among and studying with people from all over the world.  There were native French people, along with Africans from former French colonies.  There were refugees from Cambodia and Viet Nam.  There were political refugees from Chile.  So, in effect, we were living within a number of different cultures, and our fellow students came from a wide variety of backgrounds.  Some came from war-torn countries and had lost their entire families.  Some...

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Relationship Tip 9-The Power of Compromise

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Relationship Tip 9-The Power of Compromise

Therapist Bunny Alexander agrees that compromise is a necessary part of any strong relationship.  But when two people disagree, they may find it hard to talk constructively, much less to compromise.  Sometimes in a disagreement, we lose sight of what’s important.  “Do I want to be right or do I want to make this relationship better?”  Agreeing to compromise is not saying that you necessarily agree with what the other person did (or said)…it is saying that you are willing to see the situation from their point of view and vice verse.    Learning to negotiate can help move a relationship past the point of disagreement. Starting the conversation...

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Relationship Tip 6- Recognize Your Anxiety

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Relationship Tip 6- Recognize Your Anxiety

When we care deeply about another person, we become vulnerable to him.  Therapist Bunny Alexander explains that an integral part of emotionally intimate relationships is anxiety.  Anxiety can create many relationship problems…especially when one starts wondering the following, for example, about the other person…”Does this person care as much about me as I care about her/him?”    “Does this other person value me.”  Personal thoughts also have an impact.  For example, if one believes…”I may am just too sensitive and easily hurt.” Anxiety can program us to see only the problems or hurt in a relationship.  It may...

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