The Power of Listening Well

We’re busy. Our thoughts are going a million miles per hour. We’re used to having so much information flying at us, that to stop, press pause, focus, and just listen requires so much discipline.

Focus on the Home Team

Couples can actually learn a few valuable tricks from their favorite teams. According to marriage researcher, John Gottman, PhD., happy couples have a few things in common: They have friendship and admiration, they have each other’s back, they handle conflict well, and they have a sense of “we-ness”. With these characteristics, they form a pretty strong team that can handle life’s toughest challenges.

Fighting Fair

All healthy relationships encounter conflict. Learning to deal with conflict in a healthy way is paramount to keeping relationships strong. 

A Lesson in Breaking Through

Often it is important to take some time to reflect on the circumstances that bring us to this place where the way is seemingly blocked. 

Evidence of Growth

Take some time to look for evidence of growth in your life.  Sometimes it may not be apparent until you begin to look closely.

Childhood Emotional Neglect

Childhood emotional neglect is a common occurrence that affects a person into adulthood. Those who’ve experienced it often have no idea it exists.

For The Moments When Life Disappoints

Life is definitely not fair. This is a well-known fact. You probably heard an adult tell you this when you were a kid. Things very often do not turn out the way we planned or hoped. Often times, we must develop an alternate plan or goals for ourselves.

Five Signs of Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence as a psychological theory was originally developed by Peter Salovey and John Mayer. They described it as “the ability to perceive emotions, to access and generate emotions so as to assist thought, to understand emotions and emotional knowledge, and to reflectively regulate emotions so as to promote emotional and intellectual growth,” (Mayer & Salovey, 1997).

How Honesty Heals Addiction

Have you ever thought about what it truly means to be honest? Does how honest we are really affect the quality of our lives? Are there different types of honesty or is it a one size fits all concept? These are questions I’ve been pondering and discussing with clients recently that deserve attention to, because I have seen how having these answers for yourself can really help your understanding of the problems you face, especially when it comes to addiction.

Codependency (Part 1)

Let’s explore together what it looks like to create healthy habits in the way we interact with others and ourselves.