Re-energize and Celebrate Your Love!

Relationships are like bank accounts. If you keep pulling money out without making deposits you will go bankrupt. What does the balance sheet of your love life look like? You know, relationships are living breathing entities. Our investment of deliberate intention,...

The REAL Gift For Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day again! Let Valentine’s Day this year be the bell of awareness ringing in your ear, reminding you to carve out the time to connect with the one who stole your heart. Retailers and Madison Avenue would like us to all rush out and buy chocolate;...

Living Single is Not a Condition to Improve

Many of us find ourselves un-partnered at various times in our lives. How do you experience being single and uninvolved? Do you worry that you are unloved, or will never find that special someone to love? Did you feel relief at the end of a marriage or relationship...

Secrets to Finding the Treasures Around You

Last week we explored the unique gifts, skills and talents that live inside of us. We made a list to help appreciate and honor the treasures we bring to the lives of others. What treasures OUTSIDE you are you not recognizing, valuing and letting warm you down to the...

It’s Time to Own the Treasures That Live Within You

When we think of treasures we generally think of expensive jewels, rare antiques or chests filled with gold coins sitting on the bottom of the ocean. Would you be surprised to learn that there are a multitude of treasures all around you AND inside you? Let’s explore...

Are New Year’s Resolutions a Set-up for Failure?

How are your New Year’s Resolutions going? Are you successfully achieving your goals? Or have you failed already? If you are in the minuscule percentage of people who are successfully achieving your goals, congratulations! For everyone else, don’t give it a second...

Invitation to Take Stock and Design Your Life

It's hard to believe that 2016 is over and 2017 is here. The beginning of the year is a good time to take stock; to examine where we've been; where we are now; and where we want to go this year. I encourage you to spend some time reflecting on the various aspects of...

The Joys and Dreads of Giving and Receiving Gifts

What do you think about giving and receiving gifts? Are you an enthusiastic, appreciative receiver or does getting a gift make you feel uncomfortable? Are you a spirited gift giver picking up small (or large) tokens of your esteem and affection wherever you go for the...

Family Gift Giving for the Holidays

The holidays can be a stressful time of year for many people. Often you are juggling shopping, traveling, visiting and entertaining. For many of you, the most stressful part of the holidays is family gift giving. Here are some suggestions to ease your stress: Key...

Just Dating—Holiday Do’s and Don’ts

The holidays can be a confusing time for those who are "just" dating. There are so many considerations and questions that arise. I believe that some issues in our lives come up over and over and that helpful reminders are timeless. Gifts: Should I buy him a gift?...

Gratitude Is Deliberate and Intentional

There is no limit to what you don’t have, and if that is where you put your focus, then your life will inevitably be filled with endless dissatisfaction. Most people focus so heavily on the deficiencies in their lives that they barely perceive the good that...

Take Charge of Your Life or Stop Complaining!

"Taking charge" is code for the conscious knowing that we are at choice every minute! "Taking charge" is actually our willingness and ability to honor our legitimate needs; to say our real "yes" and our real "no"; to set and maintain our boundaries; and to act on our...

You’ve Got One Shot at Love

What if you have one shot at creating the best relationship ever… The fact of the matter is that everyone would be much better off if we actually believed that we only had one shot to build the relationship of our dreams. Too many smart, articulate and successful...

7 Simple Tips to Effective Communication

“Why is communication important in a relationship? Is it the most important part of a relationship?” First let’s agree that when we use the word communication we are referring to verbal and non-verbal communication. Verbal and non-verbal language is an essential...

Breaking Out IS Breaking Through!

I like to think of Breaking Out as Breaking Through! Breaking out means creating breakthroughs! Breakthroughs are the result of focused thinking, deliberate intention, and taking action. Before we break out of the limits and structures that don’t match our best and...

You Take Your Values With You Everywhere!

Where did you get your needs and values? We all have many needs and values, but everyone is different and your values may be different to those of other people around you. That doesn’t make them wrong, just different. Most of our needs and values are acquired as we...

Tell the Stories of Your Life

Did you know that most of us are naturally predisposed to hear, remember, and tell stories? And our stories have themes: family history, births, deaths, education, food and recipes, grandparents, journeys, romance, military (war) stories and many more. So where does...