Watch Your Love Soar With Daily Caring Deeds

I was coaching a client this morning by telephone, when his wife walked into his office. She thought he didn’t have time for breakfast, so she brought him a bagel and coffee. I thought that was so

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Choices for a Happier Year

Whether you make New Year’s resolutions or not, it is always good to assess where you are with your life and the direction you want it to take. As Lewis Carroll said, “if you don’t know where

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6 Tips for NOT Gaining Weight This Holiday

6 Tips for NOT Gaining Weight This Holiday Most people gain at least couple of pounds over the holidays. This is not inevitable, however! You can enjoy holiday treats without overeating and gaining

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Why Wait Until Next Year?

Every year, we all know at least one person who has made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight. It’s the first of the year, a fresh start, a new page. A huge percentage of these folks will start a

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Is Emotional Infidelity Worse Than A Physical Affair?

The media depicts a world where married couples seem incapable of being faithful to one another. It is a world in which lying to someone you love and cheating is glorified, sexy and exciting, while the

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Great Spouses Aren’t Selfish–8 Ways to Overcome it

Over the next few months, I’ll be writing about personality traits and habits that can make a marriage succeed or fail.  This week’s post is about selfishness. When we are teenagers,

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You Can Be Self-Confident

You either have self-confidence or you don’t, right? Wrong. Anyone can develop self-confidence. You just have to be open to change. A great irony is that people who lack self-confidence are the same

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Back to Basics: 4 Tips for Being Authentic with Your Kids

As a parent, sometimes it seems like our kids just aren’t listening to us. Don’t let them fool you.  We have no idea how much of what we say they absorb, assimilate and recall as adults. This

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Is Your Brain Like a Messy Closet?

Sometimes my brain reminds me of a messy closet. My closet has a bunch of new and old clothes and shoes and other stuff in it. Some of these clothes I wear all the time. Others I have literally forgotten

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The Secret to Having the Body You Want

THE SIMPLE SECRET TO HAVING THE BODY YOU WANT As someone who spent most of her life being overweight while looking for the secret to being thinner, I found that the answer was a simple one. All I have

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The Changing Job Description of “Mother”

Your daughter isn’t a kid anymore. She hasn’t lived at home for years, maybe even decades.  You don’t want to be shut out of her life, but maybe you feel that way. Is it because you

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How to Turn Off the Warning Sirens

There is nothing I have ever done in my life that has made me feel as vulnerable as becoming a mother.  Not even falling in love. As parents, we are pretty much constantly concerned about the wellbeing

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Love Being the Peach

I love that quote circulating the Internet that says something like “you can be the sweetest, juiciest peach in the world, but there will always be someone who doesn’t like peaches.” I think

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Closeness and Conflict Resolution

There is a wealth of evidence that having close, loving relationships is crucial to our well-being and happiness. Researchers have found that people with strong social connections have less stress-related

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