Category Archives: Dating

Want to stop Anxiety? Start here.

Feeling stressed? Anxious? Restless at night? I feel ya. No fun. That tightness in the stomach. Rushing thoughts. Waking up and not falling back to sleep. Irritable. Frustrated. Shorter temper. It afflicts a lot all of us. And can spiral until we … Continue reading

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My Friendship is Broke… how do I fix it?

Scenario 1: Something’s off in the relationship. Ya know, that thing that just doesn’t seem to be working right. We’re not talking the way we used to. Things don’t feel as close. There’s this unspoken awkwardness when we meet. I … Continue reading

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What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from Harvard’s 75 year study on happiness

“What keeps us healthy and happy as we go through life?” In a recent survey, 80% of millennials say that their major life goal is to get rich and another 50% said it’s to get famous. We are constantly told … Continue reading

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A few things I learned & relearned in 2015

Relationships are #1. Keep close the people who love you, invest in you, and are there for you. And remember to offer them all of the same… even when they forget sometimes. Occasionally you will have to let go of … Continue reading

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3 Things We Can Learn from Successful Couples About Relationships

I started reflecting yesterday on what this last decade of working with couples and relationships has taught me about creating successful friendships. I started reflecting yesterday on what this last decade of working with couples and relationships has taught me … Continue reading

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Mastery in Love

[This post is a direct summary of a terrific article called “Masters of Love” that was published June 12, 2014 in the Atlantic by Emily Esfahani Smith.] Four decades ago John Gottman began studying couples in response to the crisis … Continue reading

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Simple Ways to Relieve Stress

The alarm blows like a siren, I leap out of bed. Was that meeting at eight or 9? And where did I put my work cell phone? Look under the pillow, on the dresser, under the bed, by the computer…nothing! Now … Continue reading

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