In my work with couples, it is fairly common to observe many marital stereotypes. This includes the witch of a wife being an overbearing figure who can never be pleased. The imagery evokes sympathy for the poor guy who just can’t win. No matter how hard he tries – working long hours, helping with the … Continue reading When Nagging Ruins a Relationship
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
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?
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?
How Humor Can Help or Hurt Relationships Although every leader has their own style, some are genuine and others are manufactured. Steve Jobs was terrific at inspiring his employees with the innovative vision that Apple so desperately needed. Yet, he also managed to instill terror in the hearts and minds of his employees. Regardless of … Continue reading When a Leader is So Funny, it Hurts
Change is hard. Who doesn’t enjoy settling into a comfortable routine? However, when a person is finally motivated to break their mold and strive for self-improvement, the shackles of our habits can be debilitating.It is for that reason that I look forward to the Jewish High Holidays, which give me an opportunity to look at my … Continue reading Self-Improvement 101: How to Fill the Negative Spaces
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?
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?