Marriage & Couples

How to Live a Healthy, Happy and Long Life

A Good Life is built with Good Relationships Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. We live longer if we have good social connections and our brain health is better. Our minds are sharper and we prolong memory decline when we have people we can count on. Our friends and …

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How to Create More Meaning in Your Life

Research shows meaning and happiness can be at odds with one another. People with the most meaningful lives were “givers.” And those with the happiest lives were “takers.” Creating meaning in your life comes from throwing yourself whole-heartedly into your choices, doing the footwork, and accepting that the results are not …

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Finding Meaning in Life #101

When a close friend of mine died right before Christmas, my reaction went immediately to, “What is the meaning of life? What is it all about? Why bother?” Carol devoted herself to helping others and teaching them to love, as I do. Our careers and callings have been parallel for …

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47+ Ideas to Transform Your Relationship

Last month we talked about how to transform yourself: If you want to improve your life, work on yourself. If you want to improve your relationships, work on yourself. If you want to improve your love relationship, work on yourself. Find ways to improve your thinking, as well as your behaviors. …

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47+ Ideas to Transform or Change Yourself

If you want to improve your life, work on yourself. If you want to improve your relationships, work on yourself. If you want to improve your love relationship, work on yourself. Find ways to improve your thinking, as well as your behaviors. Get feedback or look at the feedback you have received …

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Express your Appreciation

Expressing your appreciation to others allows them to feel recognized and cared for while it also can bring you closer together. Appreciation shared with a spouse or partner grows the fondness and intimacy. In friendships it strengthens your relationships. With your children your appreciation and thanks builds self-esteem and character. Your bond …

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How to Talk When You Want a Successful Outcome

Many people start relationship therapy or coaching with requests to communicate better. And we, as therapists and coaches, usually teach clients a lot about how to listen, as it is one of the very best things you can do for someone else. We all enjoy being listened to and being …

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