The traffic light turns red and the row of cars slowly crawl to a stop. It turns green and then red once again, but strangely, not a single car moves. As each driver is looking down at his or her phone, squeezing in just a few extra seconds of email or social media time, the … Continue reading Who Needs relationships when you have a Phone? The Truth about phone addiction
Newton famously said that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Yes, this applies to relationships - particularly the way two people clash during a fight. When a couple is deep in conflict, think of it as two freight trains racing toward one another. The stronger and faster they go, the more disastrous the … Continue reading Head-On Collision: How to Actually Win a Good Fight
The holiday season evokes many joyous emotions and memories. Yet, research repeatedly demonstrates the increased levels of stress, anxiety and depression. At the end of the day, when we gather among family, the experience for many is not one of joy, but dread. Sitting across the table from Grandma or Dad, and hearing a barrage … Continue reading It’s the Most Dysfunctional Time of the Year: Dealing with Family on the Holidays
The pen was once mightier than the sword. Today, there is something even more dangerous – the send button. I am not afraid of the words I write, for they are easy to edit, undo and delete. The part that scares me is that little send button. It represents a tiny, but dangerous window between … Continue reading Here’s a Quick Way to Stop Those Embarrassing Texts
Treadmill + Shower + Coffee + Newspaper = Happiness? Who doesn’t love their morning routine? We all love habits, as they make life comfortable and cozy. Instead of having to confront the dreadful anxiety induced by facing the unknown, we can simply find a soothing rhythm and live within the confines of that comfort zone. … Continue reading The Secret to Finding Meaning in Life
Many people believe that marriage is the best way to take a glittering romantic relationship and send it down the road to a slow and painful death. That’s right, say goodbye to the heels, hair and makeup and hello to flip-flops, sweatpants and scrunchies. But here is a little secret, romance does not die as a … Continue reading When the Romance Dies Down: Is it a Sign of Trouble?
It seems today we are bombarded with more options than ever before, and the truth is, we crave them. When I buy a car, I want to make sure I can get the most number of options available, so that I have the choice to not use any of them! When it comes to dating, … Continue reading Are there too Many Choices for Communication?
It was a beautiful Labor Day weekend and I decided to take my children fishing. As I stood with them at the water’s edge, I tried to let go of all of my responsibilities, work and social media connections. I proudly watched my children as they were trolling for sunfish and feeding the geese. … Continue reading Technology Overload: What is Real Anymore?