Overwhelmed? 11 Ways to Ease Your Anxious Mind

Are you overwhelmed with personal, relationship and/or work stressors, life and possibly even the political climate?  There are many things that can be deeply unsettling to people and we all have our own ways of dealing with stress.  But when… Read more »

Borderline Personality Disorder: A Survivor’s Story

A powerful story of a woman’s struggle with borderline personality disorder.  Amy courageously unpacks her story and delivers a message of hope.  I was a very emotional child.  I always wore my feelings on my sleeve, face and everyone around… Read more »

Could it Crack? Embrace Fragility.

  Rick Hanson, PhD, looks at the fragility that weaves through life and humanity.  He encourages us to recognize, accept and push through our vulnerability. The truth of anything is like a mosaic with many tiles, many parts. One part… Read more »

Bite-Sized Meditations for the Busy Human Being

The third in a series by Linda Graham, MFT, based on Healthy Brain, Happy Life by Dr. Wendy Suzuki, a neuroscientist at NYU. Dr. Suzuki acknowledges her own struggles, as so many of us have, with sticking to a formal meditation practice…. Read more »

Be Your Own Therapist: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself

Something is off.  Happiness and peace are eluding you.  Perhaps your relationships continue to self destruct or you simply feel stuck. Most of us can relate to the experience of being off track.  It could be an unexplainable blip or there is… Read more »

What Can You Do When You’re Shaken?

Rick Hanson, PhD, looks at the need we all have to find a place to stand firmly; whether it be physically, psychologically or spiritually.  He offers ways to find stability when you feel shaken or out of control.  I’ve been to… Read more »

Mindfulness: A Powerhouse of Benefits for Emotional and Relationship Health

Lately, many have been talking about the power of mindfulness practices. It’s more than a tool to focus attention and reduce stress, as helpful as those outcomes are.  Mindfulness – defined as presence, openness, engaged awareness and compassionate acceptance of… Read more »

#TheToolbox Best of Emotional and Relationship Health 2016

Another year is soon to be in the rear view mirror and I’m here to celebrate the “best of”  in LoveAndLifeToolbox.com in 2016. The following are the three most popular emotional and relationship health articles, as well as helpful tools you can add to your… Read more »

It’s True. Happiness is Emotional and Relationship Health.

As an individual and couples therapist, writer, student of the dynamics of people and creator of LoveAndLifeToolbox.com, I’ve noticed a few things.  One of the things that I’ve sought to understand and guide people towards is the state of happiness…. Read more »

Reflections on Gratitude – Even for the Hard Stuff

With Thanksgiving upon us in the U.S., let’s remind ourselves of what this holiday is about.  Linda Graham, MFT, explores the use of gratitude as a buffer and offers tools to help practice gratitude even in the most difficult situations…. Read more »