Get Closer with Your Partner in 45 Minutes

Check out this tool to improve the connection with your partner (or friend) 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 suggestion) and… Read more »

Divorced People Reflect Upon Lessons Learned About Marriage

In a longitudinal study starting with couples in their first year of marriage, Dr. Terri Orbuch, PhD continued to check in with the couples, even those who ultimately divorced (46%) eventually over the 25 years+ of the study so far. … Read more »

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 »

6 Ways to Get the Most of Being Single This Summer

As summer knocks on the door, are you single and wish you were in a relationship?  Rather than lamenting the fact you don’t have a romantic partner to enjoy the season with, flip this script, take a different perspective and… Read more »

Parents, Do Your Children Know?

Much of  what shapes our beliefs about self, others and the world stem from the quality of attachment to parents and primary caregivers.  It impacts self-esteem and the secure base in which we learn to explore the world.  According to… Read more »

Rewire Your Sense of Hurt or Shame in Painful Relationship Interactions

Linda Graham, MFT offers this powerful tool to help get through and actually rewire challenging relational experiences resulting in emotional pain. There’s a teaching story in the Buddhist tradition that can guide us in repairing and rewiring any troubling experiences… Read more »

The Truth about Men, Love and Intimacy

“I’ve been married for over twenty years. I know I’m not perfect, but I can honestly say that I do my best to be a good husband…I care about what my wife thinks of me asa husband and father.” ~Sal… Read more »

20 Relationship Tips: Give Your Relationship the Attention it Deserves

Richard Nicastro, PhD explores specific ways you can improve your relationship, noting that it usually doesn’t just “happen” but requires effort to be sure it gets adequate attention.   Let’s face it: there is a staggering volume of marriage/relationship help advice… Read more »

When Honesty is Not the Best Policy in Relationships

I once heard a client say with great pride that she has always been “honest” in her relationships.  She told people how she felt about them and situations at hand.  For her it was inauthentic or “fake” not to be… Read more »

17 Must-Have Conversations with Your Child

Life coach, Mark Chernoff, breaks down some important life truths that can shape how children view themselves and their place in the world.  Parents, no matter how old your child (or adult child), it’s never too late to help them integrate these… Read more »