The Addiction Of Love

The part of the brain that gets triggered by cocaine is the same place we get triggered by romantic love. The difference being, of course, that you get to come down from cocaine — but you can’t come down from romantic love too easily. As this Ted Talk explains (take the fifteen minutes to watch it), Romantic[…]

Escape the Negative Cycle

When couples don’t see eye to eye, it’s easy to take offense, get defensive, shut down, put up walls, or even jump to worst case scenarios. Believe me, we all fall into one or more of these traps–even great marriages can slip into these negative cycles. They are our natural, human tendency, even though we know we need[…]

There IS Hope For Change!

Today, Eric and I had the opportunity to listen to world-renowned author, speaker, researcher and therapist Dr. Daniel Seigel speak. I was thrilled; I’ve been influenced by his work since grad school and, for the last couple of years, been continually shaped by his research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology. In his session today, Dr.[…]

How to Avoid The Toxic Cycle of Thought!

I did not want to bother with the resolution this year. Instead, I am taking time to focus and tune into what I want 2016 to be about. I want it to be about change…BIG change! And so far, so good, because this week…Eric and I start our doctoral work. YES! No resolution…just a doctorate.[…]

Unleash Your Creativity

Welcome to 2016! Have you ever noticed how many amazing movies come out this time of year? It seems like Hollywood saves the good stuff for winter! And it makes sense — more people go see movies in the winter, after all. What else are we going to do in this cold weather? But, as usual,[…]

We All Need to Quit This One New Year’s Tradition

Well, it’s coming: The New Year. And with it, the obligatory flood of emails, blogs, soundbites, and ‘inspirational’ self-help books to remind you that you’d better make some resolutions. It’s a new year! Fresh start! Make goals! Make them huge, unattainable, unrealistic goals — that’s the whole point! The cultural obsession we have with self-improvement[…]

What Gift Will You Give This Year?

Hurry and get those last minute deals…pick the perfect gift…make sure and do those end of the year reports…make those cookies…send those cards…and the list goes on and on. As I stated last week, I had a bit of the “Bah-Humbugs,” but this weekend I took time away with Eric and went to a wedding on[…]