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 »

Get Closer with Your Partner in 45 Minutes

I stumbled upon this tool to improve the connection with your partner (intimate or not) via  Greater Good in Action.  If you are seeking more closeness with anyone in your life, set aside some time together (45 minutes is the… Read more »

How Do You Love?

Rick Hanson, PhD looks at the practice of loving “freely” and how to do that.  One of the keys is not being controlled by your internal negative reactions.   —– Love Freely In my early 20’s, I went through Rolfing,… Read more »

Calling Out for a Circle of Love

There are no treatment options left. This is what an old high school friend of mine and her 19 year old daughter Randi heard from doctors this past April. Randi’s 3 year battle was over. Nearing the end of high… Read more »

Being in a Relationship with an Adult Child of an Alcoholic

Amy Eden, an adult child of alcoholics and long time writer and teacher on the subject, offers insight into navigating the waters of being in love with an “ACA.” Have you heard the one about the confused man whose girlfriend of a… Read more »

Getting Married? How to Soften Your Fall from Cloud Nine

Planning a wedding?  That’s exciting news and I bet you are light on your feet and full of the “warm and fuzzies” as you imagine the big day and future with your new spouse.  You and your fiance likely are… Read more »

Valentines Day: Reset Your Expectations to Enjoy the Real Meaning of Love

Valentines Day is associated with romantic love and recognition of the intimate bond you share with your special someone.  Cards, flowers, chocolates and other tokens of affections are commonly exchanged in celebration.  However, our culture has morphed this day of… Read more »

Reclaim Yourself and Learn to Love Again Post-Divorce

Terry Gaspard, LICSW takes a look at some of the issues around the emotional impact of divorce and how to get through to the other side with renewed hope for your next relationship. The breakup of a marriage is a… Read more »

5 Signs Your Relationship Needs a Digital Cleanse

Clinton Power explores the issue of over-reliance on digital devices and how it can negatively impact your relationship.  He encourages couples to take a break to reconnect “IRL” (in real life) if disconnection is occurring. There’s no doubt that with… Read more »

Your Marriage Business Plan

Joy Nordenstrom, founder of Joy of Romance shares her unique take on the “we-ness” business of marriage or long term relationships, inspired by a Harvard Study showing that the key to a happy and fulfilling life is love – and… Read more »