Contagious Courage – Dr. D’s Guest blog

Have you ever noticed when you are around someone who is angry, your blood pressure starts to increase? Or when you are in a group of Negative Nancys, your grouch meter starts beeping? Do you have some friends who just make you feel happier when you are around them? If … Read More

Are you fully busy?

Last week I ran into a friend I hadn’t seen in quite a while. We began exchanging greetings and when I ask her how she was doing, she got about half way through saying “busy” and stopped. She corrected herself and answered that her life was “full.” This got me … Read More

Tips for Managing Holiday Stress!

Are you finding yourself overwhelmed with holiday to-do list? Try some of these strategies to help reduce stress…   1. Cut back What can you cut out of the holidays that won’t be missed? Only put up one tree? Decorate less? Shop online? Give fewer gifts? Do it!   2. … Read More

What we’re thankful for….the just for fun edition!

We thought it would be fun to put together a list of things that we are thankful for. It’s an exercise we often suggest to clients to broaden their view point, and help hold onto the good things in their life. We put a spin on it this time though … Read More

The Leader’s Toolbox: Judging/Perceiving

Dr. Dickinson is a guest blogger over at Plywood People. Here is a taste – When you think about the judging/perceiving aspect of personality (from the Myers Briggs Type Indicator – MBTI), think about the way that people organize their world and manage stress. Perceivers and Judgers. Unfortunately since the time that … Read More

The Leader’s Toolbox: Feeling/Thinking

Dr. Dickinson is a guest blogger over at Plywood People. Here is a taste – When you think about the feeling/thinking aspect of personality (from the Myers Briggs Type Indicator – MBTI), think about the way that people relate to decision making and evaluating behavior. If you are a feeler, words like: people, … Read More

Praise Loudly

Let the loudest thing that your partner hears from you be praise. It’s easy to let the things that we love about our partners go unsaid or assumed.  We have a tendency to voice concerns or criticism and forget to sing praise. So make a conscious effort, every time you … Read More

The Leader’s Toolbox: Sensing/Intuition

  Dr. Dickinson is a guest blogger over at Plywood People. Here is a taste – When you think about the sensing/intuition aspect of personality (from the Myers Briggs Type Indicator – MBTI), think about the way that people see the world or the way that they categorize information. If you are … Read More

The Eggplant

Do you ever find yourself with that sinking feeling when you know you are going to have to address a particular topic for the 17th time with your partner? How do you bring it up? I often suggest to my clients to give it a code name…and the more playful … Read More