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5 ways to recreate the Chemistry in your relationship

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

  Wouldn’t it be great if the newness, excitement, and chemistry that you first felt for you partner never wore off? You know the feeling of butterflies when you’re getting ready for a date or the electricity you felt the first time you kissed. What if I told you it’s possible to get that feeling back in your relationship right now?   Over time we develop familiarity in our relationships, which is a normal result of spending time with someone daily for years. After almost 8 years of being with my husband, I know there are days that...

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What to do when you’ve lost hope: managing a life crisis

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Finding hope, Sense of purpose | 1 comment

In 2005, two years after I’d finished college with a bachelor’s in psychology I was completely and utterly lost. After spending what seemed like years (prob about 10 months) of my life applying for jobs online, going to interview after interview, and never getting the job; I was devastated. I’d been waiting tables and working retail after graduation and was just sure I would find a job in a couple of months. The truth is you can get a job doing pretty much nothing with a BS in psychology (or sociology or any other liberal arts degree)...

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What to do if your partner won’t go to couples therapy

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in couples counseling | 0 comments

“Hello, Relationship Solutions. Can I help you?……… Hello?” I can hear noise on the other end of the phone but, I can’t make out what it is. After a few seconds I realize it’s a woman’s voice on the other end. She’s tearfully explaining that her marriage is in real trouble. Both she and her partner agree that things cannot go on the way they have been. It’s been bad for a while, they sleep in separate beds. sex is rare and affection is even more rare. But, even though they agree things need to be fixed her...

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5 Signs a Guy or Girl is interested in you

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Dating, healthy relationships, Love | 3 comments

In the modern age of online dating, the prolonging of marriage things are much more complicated for singles than ever before. It can be tricky to tell if a guy/girl really likes you. With recent movies like “He’s not that into you” or “Friends with Benefits, ” which depict the complications of modern romance, it can be confusing to distinguish between casual flings and relationships that have the potential for long-term commitment. If you’re on the fence about whether someone of the opposite sex is really interested in you, here...

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Does couples counseling work?

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in couples counseling, healthy relationships | 6 comments

Does couples counseling work?

  By the time most couples get to a couples therapist’s office they are exhausted, in pain and desperate for a solution. This makes perfect sense if they’ve been arguing for months/years or if there has been a major betrayal (adultery, hidden credit card debt, etc.). Basically they all want to know; is couples therapy going to work? There are several important factors that play a role in whether couples counseling is effective or not. Here are the top five things that impact the success of couples counseling:   1.) How...

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Social Media and Marriage: 5 rules to keep your relationship safe

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in healthy relationships | 10 comments

In modern society social media has become an inescapable part of life. From keeping up with high school and college classmates, to networking professional most adults have a Facebook or Twitter account. In October of 2012, Facebook had over 1 billion active accounts users.  With the development of social media comes complexity in romantic relationships; should couples share an account? Should partners have each other’s passwords and unlimited access to each other’s accounts? Is it okay to “friend” ex-lovers? At what point in a...

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10 Free ways to make the world a better place

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

There are many people that want to improve the world, but don’t have the extra cash to donate to charity or have a hard time deciding what cause is most worthy. If you want to help make this world a better place, without spending a dime, here are 10 easy ways. 1.)  Clean up a mess that you didn’t make and don’t even tell anybody. Whether this is picking up litter at a public place or straightening up the garage at your grandmother’s house, it’s guaranteed to make someone else’s world a little more beautiful. 2.)   Let a stranger...

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The Great Success Hoax: Why Failing is Crucial

Posted by on Jan 23, 2012 in relationship-empowerment | 1 comment

The Great Success Hoax: Why Failing is Crucial   A few weeks ago I had dinner with a close friend. She is a happily married stay at home mom. As we ate we talked about family, work and life balance. She’s been enjoying staying at home with her 3 year old son, but had a confession to make. She leaned across the table and whispered “…I’m terrified of going back to work. I have no idea what I want to do.”   Prior to having her son she’d been in the same field for 8 years, after finishing college. And frankly, she knew she...

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How to tell if your therapist is any good; 5 policies of good therapists

Posted by on Dec 28, 2011 in relationship-empowerment | 3 comments

A few weeks ago I friend asked me for a referral for a therapist. I was happy to provide a few recommendations and it got me thinking. How can people tell if their therapist is any good? Every therapist is a little different. So here’s a overview of the 5 key factors that give a therapist the potential to be good. Have you ever been in counseling or therapy and been unsure if things are going right? Things just felt unclear and you weren’t sure why. It could be that dealing with the difficult issues was harder than you thought and...

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5 Reasons not to be friends with your Ex

Posted by on Dec 12, 2011 in relationship-empowerment | 0 comments

5 reasons not to be friends with your Ex “We can still be friends, right?”  I cringe when I hear people say this, even if it’s in a movie. When a romantic relationship ends, it needs to end. That’s why it’s called “breaking up”, not “working things out.” Here are five great reasons to stop talking to your ex. 1.)  It is awkward.   One day, not too long ago, you shared your hopes, dreams and visions of the future with this person. Trying to talk about things like the weather, pop-culture or current events, just...

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