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Behind Every Great Man is a Great Woman

We men like to think we are self-made. Many of us did have to fight our way to the top, and there is a certain amount of earned pride that comes along with that achievement. Yet the truth is...

What to Keep in Mind and Close to Your Heart as You Grieve

There is no way out of grief. All you can do is experience it as it arises with more or less intensity. Some people refer to this as riding the waves of grief. You cannot always anticipate when a...

When Perfectionism Stops You from Thriving

Do you set impractical standards for the way you handle situations at home, in social settings, or at work?  Do you beat yourself up when you don’t get it totally right - deep down fearing the judgment of others? ...

5 Important People You Will Attract in Grief

Life is tough. Our hearts get hit, again and again. We get battered with disappointment, estrangement, abandonment, rejection, break-ups, illness, disabilities, and death. Grief is familiar to most of us. Fundamentally, life is about relationships. It makes sense then that people...

5 Ways to Turn Your Breakup Pain into Your Greatest Blessing

It’s over for all the right reasons - the betrayal, loss of love, lies - it was time to call it quits. And now, your pain is overwhelming and debilitating, flooding your mind with disempowering, confusing and frightening thoughts...

How to Move Out of Victimhood

I am always looking for ways to create resilience, especially for highly sensitive people. I want us to thrive in the world both as individuals and in relationships. I've seen significant research that shows how we interpret our lives...

Death of a Husband | The Grieving Wife

Though we know death is inevitable; somehow, we are never quite prepared for it. Whether we lose a loved one at age 16, age 60, or even older, the loss cuts like a knife. But particularly tragic is the...

Top 10 Ways to Celebrate a Loved One after They’ve Passed

Suffering the loss of a loved one can be difficult and quite often sadness overshadows the memory that they've left behind. Holding a celebration to focus on their life, instead of their passing, can be a great way to...

Loneliness, Invisibility and Shame: The Three Damaging Responses to Depression

When you have a cold, the guy who sits next to you at work says, "Hey, you sound better." If you recently had a baby, your neighbor smiles and asks, "Are you getting any sleep yet?" If your mom's chemo has...

3 Steps to Better Life Decisions

We make a lot of decisions every day. Some are small, like, “do I want fruit for breakfast?”, and others are quite a bit bigger, like, “should I quit my job,” or, “should I buy a house.” It would...

Honesty in Marriage – Are you Truthful to your Spouse?

Humans are not particularly honest creatures. We pretend we are, but really in the end, when we pile up all the individual little “I didn'’t want to hurt anyone'’s feelings'” lies, we aren'’t brazenly honest at all. Is this a bad thing? Is being honest with your spouse 100%...

Starting Over After a Divorce – A Chance at Happiness Once Again

One of the things that keep unhappy couples complacent in a marriage is the fact that starting over after a divorce seems, or feels so ominous. The unexpected in life is never an easy choice and the fear of the unknown can stifle the best of us from making...

Arguing About Money – A Big Reason Why Marriages Fail

I have been married for almost 15 years. Much of what I read, see on television and hear from friends revolves around how many couples incessantly argue about money. Much research links it to battles over control, entitlement, feelings of self worth etc. etc. The list of psychological reasons...