Marriage / Relationships

How to Learn to Ask For What You Need in Your Relationships

Learn How to Ask for What You Need in Your Relationships

Jennifer Lehr, MFT looks at the problem with “sucking it up” in relationships.  Positive connections and inner peace will more likely come from learning that it’s ok to ask for what you need. We all have emotional survival strategies that… Read more »

5 Steps to Create Positive Change in Your Relationship

5 Steps to Create Positive Change in Your Relationship

You love your partner.  But you’ve made mistakes.  Some of those mistakes might be born out of old conditioning and patterns learned in your family of origin and what was modeled to you.  Or perhaps you just have been insensitive…. Read more »

Wired to Connect:  Why We Can't Live Without Love and Belonging

Wired to Connect: Why We Can’t Live Without Love and Belonging

Linda Graham MFT looks at recent research in social neuroscience from the new book, Social:  Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect.  Not being connected socially is literally bad for your health. The need to connect goes back to being… Read more »

Emotional Health

Avoid the Expectations Trap

Avoid the Expectation Trap

Craig Harper, a coach and motivational speaker in Australia, explores the many ways you can be let down by others and  how changing your expectations can change your reality. Do people let you down? Have they let you down in… Read more »

Your Inner Kid:  Fun Ways to Practice Playful Mindfulness this Summer

Your Inner Kid: Fun Ways to Practice Playful Mindfulness this Summer

Most kids have it down when it comes to being in the moment.  They live for the now and get fully absorbed in their activities.  Without the burden of responsibilities they master the art of play, wonderment and mindful attention…. Read more »

Feel Whole

Feel Whole

Rick Hanson, PhD encourages us to be open to all of our experiences rather than be derailed by the parts that can get in the way. He offers a practice in how to “widen the spotlight” to feel more whole,… Read more »

Therapy

Educational Tools for Growth

Therapists, Counselors, Psychologists: Submit Your Products to The Toolbox Store

Are you a helping professional in the field of emotional and/or relationship health?  Have you created a web-based or digital product (ebook, audio program, webinar, smartphone app, etc) that can benefit those seeking further emotional and/or relationship health growth? Could… Read more »

Marriage Counseling is not What You Might Think

Marriage Counseling is Not What You Might Think

If you think marriage counseling is only for couples who are at the end of their ropes, you might be missing a number of opportunities to improve your marriage in ways that might actually help you avoid getting to “the… Read more »

Be Your Own Therapist:  3 Questions to Ask Yourself

Be Your Own Therapist: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself

Something is off.  Happiness and peace are eluding you.  Perhaps your relationships are disastrous or you generally feel blocked in some way. Most of us can relate to the experience of being off track.  It could be an unexplainable blip… Read more »

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