6 Easy Exercises for Everyday Mindfulness

We could all use a little help focusing on the present instead of worrying about what the future holds. Here are 6 simple ways to incorporate more mindfulness in your days. Mindful Mornings: Waking Up With Purpose Mornings can be … Read More

R U OK day: what do you do if someone says ‘no’?

R U OK Day is today, encouraging all of us to check in with others to see if they’re OK. But what if someone says “no”? What should you say or do? Should you tell someone else? What resources can you … Read More

5 Mindfulness Exercises to Reconnect with Intimacy

Get ready to get close. All relationships go through their ups and downs, and sustaining the initial feelings of happiness you experienced as you were first falling in love isn’t easy for most of us. That said, there are certainly … Read More

Reversing the Downward Spiral: Tapping into the Power of Positivity

I find it fascinating to watch an object rolling down a hill, gaining momentum exponentially. Having never taken a physics class, I can’t tell you anything about the mathematical formula behind that, but it is a phenomenon that I have … Read More

6 Ways to Be More Resilient During Tough Times

Examples of resiliency are all around us. Athletes who lost limbs but went on to compete again. Survivors of 9/11 who rebuilt from the rubble. Holocaust victims who are living out long, fulfilling lives. Look to your own community for … Read More

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8 Ways to Stay Motivated to Follow Through on Your Goals

You may have started setting your goals (congrats!)—and perhaps you’ve even begun the journey. But now, somewhere between the alluring summit and your current progress, you’re experiencing zigzags and hurdles that you never predicted. Your motivation begins to dwindle. Your dreams seem … Read More

The Only 2 Things You Need to Know to Change Negative Behaviors for Good

Why is it that we know what’s good for us—but rarely do it? We know healthy food does our body good. We know the importance of exercise. We know the value of strong relationships. And yet, we can spend countless … Read More

Why We Choose the Mates We Do — and How to Choose The Best Mate for You

Our choice of a long-term romantic partner or mate is one of the most important decisions we make in our lifetimes. Yet sometimes it seems a mystery why we choose who we do. People who on paper should give us … Read More

5 Hacks to Create Powerful Habits

So much of our lives are lived on autopilot. We eat, sleep, go to work, attend to house chores, try to fit in some fun or self-care, or simply wind down in front of the television. Then we begin the … Read More

10 Secrets of Great Relationships

I’ve had the privilege in my 25 years as a couples counselor of working with hundreds of couples. They’ve been old and young, straight and gay, and of various socioeconomic and religious backgrounds. As I have worked with them to … Read More