Where in your life would a slight shift of perspective make a significant difference in the quality of your relationships and your results? The choice: to get bitter or get better. A few years a go, I attended a series of intense Neuro Linguistic Programming classes to become a Master Practitioner of this modality. One… Read more »
Regularly we have a dialogue with one of the partners in a relationship, and the words go like this: “I just found out that he/she is ready to leave. I had no idea it was so bad.” How does this happen? There are always many stories, yet the fact is: honest communication has not occurred…. Read more »
Weird title, isn’t it? My friend, Darrel, shared a story about a nomadic tribe of people in Africa. In many circles, this tribe would be labelled “uncivilized.” They live in a harsh environment, hunting and gathering much as they have lived for centuries. Uncivilized? Maybe in some ways, because the modern conveniences you and I… Read more »
Do you remember the Bugs Bunny cartoons? If so, what pops into your mind with the name, Elmer Fudd? The picture in my mind? I see a short, pudgy character with his hunting cap perched on his head, gun over his shoulder, marching through the woods like a soldier, and with a slow deep voice… Read more »
Conflict can be healthy in a relationship – it can lead to greater creativity, innovation, and fulfillment. Knowing how to handle it respectfully is the tricky part. Check out this video We’d love to her how you effectively and respectfully deal with conflict.
“Dan, we need to talk.” It’s not the most joyous thing to hear, is it? In fact, it sucks. When I hear those words, my heart falls into my boots. And I’m thinking: “What’s wrong? What did I do?” So I respond, “Talk? Now? Can we do it later, like next month, or next year? … Read more »
What do you do together – the two of you? If you don’t create shared, or common experiences, what is it doing to the quality of your relationship? So, the question again, what common experiences are you going to create TODAY? And what do you suggest/recommend other couples do to bring their relationship closer together?
Sometimes life can seem so hectic. Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Studies indicate that a persistent feeling of “overwhelmedness” leads to all kinds of physical, mental, and social disorders – dis-ease. I don’t want any of that, do you? Here’s how to unload stress by getting all of that stuff off your heart and mind…. Read more »
Accountability – Hmmm? Accountability is a buzz word that we all hear, use, and know about. But do you truly apply it, especially in your speech? This is not meant to be an English lesson. However, are there ways to design your sentences in a way that is accountable, and so they don’t push other’s… Read more »
The New Year — How to Ensure You Move Ahead in Your Relationship Ever set New Years resolutions and then didn’t follow through? Ever decided and talked about enhancements to your relationship for the coming year, and then it just didn’t happen? You’re not alone. Here’s a sure-fire way to set yourself on a good… Read more »