#TheToolbox 2015 Best of Emotional and Relationship Health

As 2015 winds down and we prepare to ring in 2016, it’s that time again to highlight the most popular articles and favorite tools offered on to help people feel the best and have the most loving relationships they can.  The following are by me and other guest contributors.   Let’s get the party started!

—–Top 3 Articles in Relationship Health—–

Loving an Adult Child of an AlcoholicBeing in a Relationship with the Child of an Adult Alcoholic

by Amy Eden




Sexual Interest in RelationshipsSexual Interest in Relationships:  Navigating the Range Between “Low-to-No” to “High”

by Richard Nicastro, PhD



Improve Your ConnectionsImprove Your Connections

by Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT

—–Top 3 in Articles in Emotional Health—–

Shame: You're Only as Sick as Your SecretsShame:  You Are Only as Sick as Your Secrets

by Jennifer Lehr, MFT




The Light in Your Dark SideThe Light in Your Dark Side:  How Negative Emotions Serve You

by Linda Graham, MFT




Are you hard on yourself?Are you Hard on Yourself?

by Rick Hanson, PhD



—–My Favorite Tools for Emotional and Relationship Health—–

Foundations of Well-Being – online program about how to rewire your brain for improved emotional and relationship health.  Created by Rick Hanson, PhD.

The Marriage Refresher Course Workbook for Couples by Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT (EBook)

The Premarital Counseling Workbook for Couples by Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT (EBook)

Passion, Sex and Intimacy:  Keep the Fires of Passion Burning by Richard Nicastro, PhD (EBook)

Happify – online program with research supported games, exercises and practices to improve happiness levels.

And this year I introduced my new series, This Therapist’s Life.

Are you curious what we therapists really think about our work, what’s challenging, what we love and other things you might find interesting to know about us?  The therapists below graciously allowed me to interview them candidly about their lives – in and out of the office.

This Therapist's Life

This Therapist’s Life:  Out of the Office with Lisa Brookes Kift

This Therapist’s Life:  Out of the Office with Esther Boykin

This Therapist’s Life:  Out of the Office with Linda Esposito

This Therapist’s Life:  Out of the Office with Jennine Estes


May your holidays and New Year be filled with joy, peace and connection with those you care about.


Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT

“Happiness is emotional and relationship health.”


Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT

Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT is the creator of with emotional and relationship health articles, guides, courses and other tools for individuals and couples. She is a frequent consultant for the media having appeared in,, and others. Lisa has a private practice in Marin County, CA and offers Emotional Health and Relationship Consultations via email, phone or video conference.

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