#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 in 2016. The following are the three most popular emotional and relationship health articles, as well as helpful tools you can add to your personal toolbox to feel empowered in one or both of these areas.

Best Three Emotional Health Articles

Boosting happiness, decreasing stress and a look at family of origin work.

22 Ways Happy People Get Their Groove On by Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT





Mitigate the Stress Response with a Hand On Your Heart by Linda Graham, MFT





Family of Origin Work:  Is it Time to Start Digging? (3 part series) by Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT





Best Emotional Health Tools

From comprehensive online programs to a downloadable mini-guide to help you think like a therapist.

The Foundations of Well-Being by Rick Hanson, PhD





Family of Origin Work:  Untangle Your Unhealthy Roots by Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT





A Course in Mindful Living by Elisha Goldstein, PhD





Best Three Relationship Health Articles

Couples communication, intimacy and parenting a sport playing kid.

The Emotional Disconnection of Not Allowing Your Partner In by Richard Nicastro, PhD





Parenting:  Keeping an Emotionally Healthy Attitude About Sports by Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT





Deconstructing Bickering in Relationships by Richard Nicastro, PhD





Best Three Relationship Tools

From a book on Amazon to DIY downloadable workbooks.

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





How to Spice Up Your Relationship by Richard Nicastro, PhD





Wired for Love by Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT





Happy New Year from Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT and Creator of!

May 2017 be full of hope, connection and happiness for you and the ones you care about.


PS Are you interested in the “Best of” from prior years?

Take a look:

#TheToolbox Best of 2015

#TheToolbox Best of 2014

Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT

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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