In: relationships

Mood and Reality: Mood’s Ability to Shape Perception and Interactions
August 24, 2012

We have been thinking for a while about how mood powerfully creates our reality. And how hard it is to hold…

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Reward the Effort
August 23, 2012

Why is it so hard to make positive changes in our lives? A woman we have been working with came in…

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Men are from Mars: How Gender Affects Communication
August 21, 2012

Men and women sometimes don’t seem to be speaking the same language, and this is certainly true when it comes to…

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Parenting and Oxytocin
August 17, 2012

Those of us who have been parents probably remember moments of incredible attachment to our children. Times when we were happy…

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Making Good Relationships: 4 Behaviors Predictive of Divorce
August 15, 2012

In a previous post we talked about our view that what is most important in successful long term relationships is not…

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Buy or Make: Theories of Romantic Relationships
August 8, 2012

Every once in a while  we find ourselves reflecting on lessons learned in a lifetime of coaching and counseling people. How…

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Vulnerability
August 5, 2012

Recent research points to vulnerability as an important component of deep, meaningful connection to others and to life. But, for some, just hearing…

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Staying Connected: How to Maintain Communication Even When You’re Not in the Mood
July 26, 2012

Let’s say you’re having one of those shabby old days when your mood’s in the gutter and you’re in the doldrums.If you’re…

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Breaking Up: How to Cope
July 21, 2012

Breaking up is hard. (At least for most people – we do know a couple of people – mostly guys –…

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“Too Dependent”
July 20, 2012

From time to time we hear people complaining that they’re too dependent or that someone they know is too dependent on…

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Heroism
July 19, 2012

Heroism can be bad for your health. We know, we’ve been there. It starts with a positive feeling about someone or…

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Narcissism
July 17, 2012

“You’re such a narcissist!” It’s easy to see why people with moods are often accused of being narcissistic. When we are…

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Relationships and Chronic Depression
July 12, 2012

Many people with depression, particularly if they have been depressed for a long time, develop a pattern of interacting with others…

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Anger: Its Different Types and How to Manage it
July 7, 2012

Righteous anger is a powerful force for change in the world. But some folks seem to live in anger all the…

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Negotiation: How to Deal With Conflict
July 4, 2012

Some of the best ways of dealing with conflicts in relationships, whether business or personal, are contained in the books about…

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Changing Bad Habits: Helpful Resources
June 19, 2012

If you talk to anyone who has worked to help people with serious bad habits (smoking, sex addiction, gambling, drug use)…

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The Importance of Good Relationships
June 17, 2012

Good relationships are one of the foundations of creative living. In another post, we talked about one of the most effective…

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