Learning Emotions

Learning Emotions

As a therapist/wife/friend/daughter/mother/mother-in-law/grandmother…I have always known I am gifted (or cursed, depending on how I’m feeling about it on any given day) on reading emotions. I also realize that I have often misunderstood what those emotions...
Easter Is About New Beginnings

Easter Is About New Beginnings

Easter is still a couple weeks off, but this new burst of spring is already well under way. It reminds me that this is really what Easter is all about: new beginnings! Whether you’re celebrating a faith-based Easter holiday with a focus on resurrection, or just...
Understand vs. Believe

Understand vs. Believe

Sometimes, our partners have different needs and wants than us (okay, maybe it’s a LOT of times!). When those needs and wants are so foreign to us that we don’t even understand them, it can be really hard to empathize or support them through it. Sometimes we...
Don’t Forget About Surprises!

Don’t Forget About Surprises!

As we continue in a long-term relationship, year after year, it can be easy to fall into a very predictable rhythm. And there’s nothing wrong with that! We even have blogs touting the benefits of ritual. It’s healthy and important. But sometimes we forget...
Why Was He The ‘Saint of Love’ Anyway?

Why Was He The ‘Saint of Love’ Anyway?

For many of us, we just think of Valentine’s as a Hallmark, money-grabbing, sugar-filled holiday. And it has been rather commercialized. But that’s not how it started — and there is a really beautiful meaning in this holiday that you might not be...
Believing For The Best

Believing For The Best

One of my favorite songs is a number by Stormie Omartian, called “Believing For The Best In You.” In it, she sings: You’ve been searching through the garden of your life / For the seeds that were planted there. / When I show you the / blossoms and point out the...