Don Olund is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, executive coach, and author, helping individuals, couples, and families break negative interactive patterns and create healthy, respectful relationships. Don has a reputation for being compassionate, solution-oriented and truly understanding.
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I asked my friend and mentor, Steve Warner to be a guest writer on my blog. He published a book called Mile 2: 31 Extra mile secrets for an extraordinary life. You can also listen to our interview with him in the All About We Podcast above. Steve shares insights on how to go the […]
The unexpected happened in a restaurant yesterday. I was applauded by all the customers. It caught me by complete surprise. You see, I didn’t know anyone in the restaurant except my wife! It wasn’t my birthday. No special event. Just lunch with Marian. We did an overnight in Northbrook so we could eat at one […]
Now it’s Your Turn What are you doing to maintain a level of trust in your relationship? If you broke it, what are you willing to do next to rebuild it?
“Can we have a talk? I want to share something with you that may make you angry and I am asking that you listen and try not to overreact.” Marian’s tone was respectful and disarming. I agreed and listened. She was right. I was angry. But, I kept it under control and tried to understand […]
How to help your kid survive a bullying culture Let’s take a look at some things you can do to prepare your kid to thrive in school and handle situations when confronted by bullying behavior. Create a safe and respectful culture at home Does your home contain a bully toxin? Do you tolerate bully behavior? […]
Raising a responsible teenager is a parent’s dream. Living with an irresponsible teen is a parent’s nightmare! The task of raising teens today is challenging for some and frightening for others. Cyber-culture youth are exposed to multiple streams of information that shape identity and influence behavior. Media devices are often used to connect with […]
One night last week before I was about to go to bed, the 2016 comedy Bad Moms was on TV. Five minutes into the movie I was hooked. It addresses pressure many mothers feel being “all things to all people”. The central character Amy, a wife, mother of two, and career person, lives in a Chicago […]
Addiction is a disease that breaks hearts. It has a profound adverse effect on everyone. Spouses, children, extended family, and friends, suffer heartbreak. Addiction damages and in some cases destroys relationships. Feeling utterly powerless while watching someone you care about self-destruct is painful. Addiction is one of the most difficult relationship patterns to treat in couples or […]
Now it’s your turn What can you plan to do this week to go organic and connect?