(Honestly reading and loving American Savage- Dan Savage 2014 helps as much as the sun does.) Sex is important to relationships. It is. I kind of wish I could tell you it isn’t a big deal but it is right up there with sleep and food. Of course since most people in our culture are totally […]
I saw this great post about motivation- mainly about how money only works on some tasks and doesn’t necessarily motivate us the way we think it does. Check it out…or skip it and let me tell you what I think… http://www.upworthy.com/whats-one-of-the-worst-ways-to-motivate-someone-hint-you-see-it-all-the-time?c=ufb2 Understanding human motivation is the core of parenting. All this stuff about punishment, consequences, […]
Occasionally and only rarely, I end up seeing a couple who are in the early stages of their relationship- still deciding if they want to commit/marry. I have to warn them, I am really great at helping couples deepen their commitment, repair relationship damage, help people come to a decision about the recommitting or ending […]
I share tons of articles on Facebook each week. For every “how to have a great marriage” article I find, I can find 10 “how to be a great parent” article. I branded myself “the Marriage Geek” but find it easier to show people how to be with their kids then it is to be […]
When people ask about my kids I say I have one grown son and two little ones. The “little ones” turn 11 and 13 this week. Not quite ready to say I have three grown sons but I can see that future. In the Amazing Marriage 101 class that I have been teaching since they […]
I love the idea that we should listen to our instincts, follow our heart and do what feels right intuitively. And perhaps if we had all lived stress free, emotionally supported lives this would be a fantastic plan. Instead, that little voice is laden with fears and reactions, tied to trauma and loss, neglect and […]
Mindfulness- “the intentional, accepting and non-judgmental focus of one’s attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment”. Very simple and oh so hard. Mindful parenting comes from that zen, centered place where we can respond with patience and an open heart. Simple… and hard. Mindful parenting is being with your […]
I share so many great posts on Facebook but sadly, the way FB works, most people don’t see them unless you go looking. Wanting parenting or marriage support- check out my page. I read tons of stuff and only pass on the best. http://youtu.be/pdxLwqGsRkQ This 5 minute video- actually a hair care ad by Proctor […]
You are a terrible liar. At least I hope you are. People that are good liars are rare and kind of dangerous. I hear it everyday- people not wanting other people to think something, know something about them. Hiding the things that we don’t think others will like. When people try to hide stuff from […]
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