Head-On Collision: How to Actually Win a Good Fight

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

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It’s the Most Dysfunctional Time of the Year: Dealing with Family on the Holidays

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

What is the One Word Needed for Happy Relationships?

Countless iconic leaders have boasted to the world how they've clawed their way to the top by setting goals, writing them down and tackling them one by one. Come on, let’s be realistic! Nobody, no matter how talented, can just predict and script their future. Failure is a crucial ingredient in the recipe for success! … Continue reading What is the One Word Needed for Happy Relationships?

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The Secret to Finding Meaning in Life

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

When the Romance Dies Down: Is it a Sign of Trouble?

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?

Technology Overload: What is Real Anymore?

  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?

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Confessions of a Mom/Teacher: How Do I Help My Child Succeed in School?

Guest Post by Author & Parenting & Educational Specialist, Dawn Casey-Rowe Whether you’re putting a kindergartener on the bus for the first time or sending off a senior in high school, you’re probably wondering if you’re doing all you can to help your student succeed. “Does anyone have the school supply list?” “I lost the … Continue reading Confessions of a Mom/Teacher: How Do I Help My Child Succeed in School?

Tinder, Bumble & Hinge: Does App Dating Lead to True Love?

It seems that no matter how hard people try to find true love, there are no shortage of avenues to explore. However, not all roads lead to love.  Technology has added an incredible boost in our ability to meet more people than ever before. However, with increased technology the quantity of prospects has increased and … Continue reading Tinder, Bumble & Hinge: Does App Dating Lead to True Love?