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Life Lessons from Dementia Caregiving Promises Made and Broken

In 1965 I was 9 years old when my grandfather was moved to a nursing home. The massive wooden door of the old mansion-turned-institutional care facility always opened with a soiled sense of despair. While visiting her father over...

The Turn Around: Be the Partner You Want Your Partner to Be

Most of us hear this statement, “Be the partner you want your partner to be” and we laugh and say, “Of course! Dah!”  But it often doesn’t work out that way.  Instead, we are often in the habit of...

How to Say No Without Feeling Guilty

In a society where our lives are increasingly busy, there are many demands on our time. As hectic are our schedules may be, we still find it difficult to say “no” when asked to take on just one more...

Setting the Stage for Your New Life – 5 Unavoidable Post Divorce Passages You...

Every divorce begins with an ideal vision of a better life. Underneath it’s usually colored by fear and anger but the gloss on the vision is love. People going through divorce are looking for love. Why else go through...

5 Steps to Grieving Well So You Can Live Well

We’re all missing someone, and it hurts. Loss is painful. Grief is challenging. We never get over people. We're not designed to. Life is about relationships. We're wired for connection. No wonder we don't do separation well. When someone we love...

Just Because It’s the Norm Does Not Mean It is Right

It is a big mistake to think that just because everyone else is doing something that we need to jump on the bandwagon too. Ironically, if you disagree with the latest socially accepted trend, you’re automatically the one that...

The 5 Secrets of a Happy Life

Gallup research shows that 70% of employees in America are unhappy. Thus, I paid attention one recent morning when my husband was in a good mood as he prepared to go to work. I asked what was up (since...

Unadulterated Love: The 9 Rules of Joyful Sex

When you've felt the raw power of sexual joy there is never any going back to 'blah.' Sex is often a mixed-up dance between two people. But sex begins with yourself. And ultimately, your sexual joy begins with your own...

10 Things Men Should Remember to Never Do On a Date

After being married for 25 years and experiencing a devastating divorce, I entered the dating field again. Dating can be fun, thrilling, and downright scary at times. Although these Top 10 of What Not to Do on your next...

Your Ex Is Moving On. And You Should Too.

When your ex is moving on, it brings up all sorts of emotions. There are mixed feelings about a future without them, perhaps a great relief that they're finally someone else's problem to deal with, and the deeply personal...

10 Things Men Should Not Say to Their Wives

It’s universal. Men, for some reason, have no real idea how to say what they mean and mean what they say (unless it pertains to sex). And sometimes, silence really could be a man'’s best friend. Yet since they are dealing with women, silence too can say too much....

How To Ditch A Toxic Friend

How does one decipher what exactly a “toxic friend” is? How do you spot these emotional vampires and avoid becoming their latest victims? Is there a difference between a toxic friend and someone who’s simply negative and pessimistic? Your friend may be a Debbie downer, but unless she’s sucking...

Meaningful Traditions: Two Ways to Take Back the Sacred in Your Life

There was a time when what we did as parents and lovers was sacred. Private. Our own meaningful traditions that helped create the new family we were forming together. It was the way we made our family separate from our parents or the neighbors. It meant something and held...