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How to Successfully Weather Life Transitions as a Couple

Life has many transitions…births, deaths, marriages, children, empty nest, and the list goes on.  While these transitions are normal and expected, there are other transitions that are unplanned and more of a surprise, such as the loss of a job, unexpected moves, or trauma/tragedy.  Transitions can be stressful for any individual. However, going through transitions and adjustments as a married couple […]

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6 Ways to Use Emotions and Improve Your Life

Love them or hate them, we all experience them. Constantly. Even when we don’t realize they’re there: Emotions are powerful forces in our lives, and all of us, from time to time, have a hard time navigating our relationship with them.  Some of us have gotten really good at ignoring them, or using all sorts of activities and/or substances to […]

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How To Use The Power of Positive Self Talk

It seems like we all have a constant flow of chatter happening in our brains. Some positive, some downright negative. Research is clear, the power of how we speak to ourselves is monumental. Our thoughts turn into reality. It is the Law of Attraction; “like attracts like” at work! Studies have found that your self talk impacts the way we perform […]

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How Being Assertive Is Good For You

Just the other day my husband and I were out running errands when he saw a side of me that he isn’t used to seeing. For the most part in our relationship I am more passive and let him handle all of the “tough” situations. Well, on this day we were picking up something that I needed, that was very […]

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Why Self Care is the New Black

Living on caffeine, little sleep, and chocolate has been in vogue in the United States. Work work work, and no play. In fact, researchers have found that people work more and relax less in the United States, and take less time off. All this work and little time off for personal time has resulted in more stress, higher rates of burnout, and increased […]

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Six Romantic Weekend Getaways You Need to Visit

It’s easy to get in a rut in your relationship. Before you know it, every weekend revolves around your child’s soccer game, a Netflix movie and Chinese takeout. Think back to a time when you felt really close to your spouse. Chances are, your memory involves some vacation or time away. In fact, researchers have found a strong link between romantic getaways […]

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Radical Acceptance: 5 Ways to Free Yourself from Anxiety

Recently I was stuck on a tarmac in a plane. I remember feeling anxious to get home to my family and frustrated that we were wasting time because the airport didn’t plan their take off schedule effectively. If I really considered where my anxiety was coming from, it was because I was in a situation I didn’t want to be in and I had […]

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How to Cope with Valentine’s Day When You’re Single

Valentine’s Day can be a joyous and romantic day filled with flowers, chocolates, jewelry, conversational hearts and teddy bears from your loved one. But it can also be difficult for singles, as it can serve as a reminder of love lost, relationships gone sour, or loved ones who have passed away. Some singles feel it’s a reflection of them not […]

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For the Valentine’s Day Haters…

I know a whole lot of people who really can’t stand Valentine’s Day. In fact, it often seems like more people dread it than look forward to it. Valentine’s Day gets a bad reputation. People don’t like a lot of things about it. They say it’s cheesy. They say it’s just an attempt by greeting card companies to make more […]

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Three Powerful Rules for Date Night You Need to Use Now

Everyone in our profession sings the praises of having a planned date night, even me! In fact, the Huffington Post just published an article on the importance of Date Nights. So we know that it is important, but at times it can seem like a daunting task: get a babysitter, make the plans, buy the tickets or make reservations somewhere, get out […]

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