Entries by Jennifer Hains

Step-Parenting: Five Things To Know.

“Love is a verb, not a noun.”  – Many I can’t find a direct source for this quote, but it’s the one thing that comes to mind when I think of step-parenting. And, I wish we had a better word for step-parenting, step-moms, step-dads, etc. I hear “bonus” used a lot in place of “step,” […]

Evanston Office – Now Open

I am officially taking on new clients in downtown Evanston at the University Building: 1604 Chicago Avenue, #9, Evanston, IL 60201. This location is close to public transit and Northwestern University as well as Sheridan Road, allowing easy access for those coming from further north or Chicago. You can reach me to book an appointment […]


  “The good life is a process, not a state of being.” – Carl Rogers I was listening to  a recording of the great cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, give an interview. The interviewer, Krista Tippett of On Being, said to him that it sounds as if he chooses joy as a way of being after he […]


 “It’s the relationship that heals.” -Irvin Yalom I met an old friend for coffee yesterday. In person. For coffee. Somehow this is a rather novel idea these days with social media fooling us into believing we’re more connected to others than reality would say. Don’t get me wrong, social media has its pros. I have […]


“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neal Donald Walsch Life can carry discomfort from time-to-time, because it is just the nature of the life, and  this quote is a reminder to lean into that discomfort. The discomfort often has something to teach us, and we learn a lot about ourselves and […]