What Grandma Used To Say

Sometimes, when Sabrina and I were younger, our Grandma Johnson would see us holding hands or exchanging sweet glances, and she’d say, “I just love watching you two make love.” Well, as you can imagine, that phrasing brought a blush around my neck. Watching us what?! This wasn’t that kind of show, Grandma! But, of course, Read more about What Grandma Used To Say[…]

Why Your Partner’s Self Care Is Your Responsibility Too

So often we talk about self care, and the boundaries we need to set for ourselves. And don’t get me wrong — those are important things to discuss and should be a top priority in your life. But what about encouraging that kind of behavior for your partner? Part of being a loving partner is caring about Read more about Why Your Partner’s Self Care Is Your Responsibility Too[…]

Gratitude Is An Investment

Gratitude is a powerful way to invest in your future — in what you want to see in the world. When I see clients with mind that is gracious and a heart that is giving, I notice that they are able to adjust stressful mindsets, and even mental health issues like anxiety and depression, much more quickly. When someone is focused Read more about Gratitude Is An Investment[…]

Harsh Startup Vs. Soft Startup

Did you know that if you have bulbs in your garden, you’re supposed to pull them out every fall — and replant them in the spring? If you leave them in the ground, they just grow into bulb clusters and eventually stop flowering altogether. There’s a lesson for relationships in this (of course there is, right?). Sometimes, Read more about Harsh Startup Vs. Soft Startup[…]

Letting Fall Colors Go

The colors of fall are so gorgeous, aren’t they? Plus, I always find, they bring a good reminder to let go of the old — to celebrate what was, while at the same time moving on, and allowing for space in your relationships for new things. Our relationships are ever evolving, and sometimes that means letting go Read more about Letting Fall Colors Go[…]

How To Attune To Your Partner

Attuning to your partner emotionally is one of the most important ways to build a lasting connection of trust and safety. We all need to know that our feelings are understood — even if they might be a little irrational. What’s especially important to remember as you attune to your partner is this:Empathizing with their emotions Read more about How To Attune To Your Partner[…]

How To Speak Your Partner’s Language

I was working with a couple recently, and they were getting stuck on an issue that plagues a lot of us. One partner, let’s call her Lily, was much less interested in romance than her husband (let’s call him Rich). Rich wanted to go on dates with his wife, get out of the house, go out to Read more about How To Speak Your Partner’s Language[…]

10 Honest Wedding Vows

Wedding vows: creating a covenant with your beloved, in front of witnesses, swearing to love each other until death do you part. But does that include doing the dishes? Does it include keeping quiet when we haven’t had breakfast yet, because who knows what we’ll say when we’re ‘hangry’? They don’t normally cover those things in your Read more about 10 Honest Wedding Vows[…]

16 Amazing Stay-at-Home Date Night Ideas

I hope you’ll indulge me for a moment, because I really want to take this opportunity to brag on my incredible daughter-in-law (or, as I like to say, ‘daughter-in-LOVE’). She’s recently started a blog called “My Daughter’s Table,” all about parenting and cooking for a daughter with extensive food allergies. It’s a really wonderful blog with amazing Read more about 16 Amazing Stay-at-Home Date Night Ideas[…]