How to Lose 10 Pounds And Keep The Weight Off

Losing those extra ten pounds and achieving your ideal body weight can be daunting. It feels like you have done everything to lose the weight, but when you look in the mirror, you still see that extra layer of stomach fat you’ve wanted to shed for so long. You have said, “No,” to almost all unhealthy foods,…  Continue Reading

Fear of Rejection? 8 Surprisingly Effective Remedies

Fear Of Rejection

The fear of rejection is one of the most basic parts of being human. We all need to feel that we are a part of something larger and  valued for who we are. Our need for belonging is so strong that we all feel intense pain when we are excluded. In fact, we cannot survive without one another….  Continue Reading

13 Creative and Fun Date Night Ideas

Date night ideas

Having a regular date night can save your marriage. Seriously. Going out for a date with your spouse or partner on a regular basis strengthens your bond as a couple and can reignite romance and passion between you. According to a study by the Marriage Foundation, couples who have a monthly date night are 14%…  Continue Reading

10-Minute Mindfulness: 71 Simple Habits For Living In The Present Moment

10 minute mindfulness

Which of the following statements best describes you? You go through your day with little stress or anxiety, rarely worrying or thinking about the past, savoring each moment to the fullest.  You go through the day with your mind racing, stressed-out about all you have to do, with little time to focus on what’s really…  Continue Reading

4 Common Communication Styles In Love Relationships

Communication Styles

The odds are pretty high that you and your spouse or partner communicate differently. One of you likes to handle things right away. The other needs to sit on it a while. You prefer to talk through the issue, and your partner wants to think through it first, then talk. Sometimes it feels like you…  Continue Reading

INFJ Careers: 6 To Avoid If You’re An INFJ Personality

INFJ Careers

Are you an INFJ personality type? If so, does your career support your very unique motivations, strengths, and preferences as an INFJ? People often choose their careers for reasons that have little to do with their personality type. Sometimes their parents push them in a particular direction. Many of us choose a career path because of…  Continue Reading

10 Books On Mindfulness That Are Life-Altering

Books On Mindfulness

I don’t say this lightly. In fact, there are very few personal growth trends that I would describe this way — although this “trend” has been around for thousands of years. So here is my proclamation: the practice of mindfulness is life-altering. And it’s trending. Businesses are promoting it as a way to promote focus,…  Continue Reading

10 Signs You’re In A Love-Hate Relationship

Love Hate Relationship

Picture this. You’re in an intense romantic relationship that you’re excited about, and you love spending time with your significant other. When things are good, they are extraordinary. However, there are times you just can’t stand being around this person, and you feel such intense dislike for them that you wonder why you are in the relationship…  Continue Reading

9 Of The Best Board Games for Couples

Board games for couples

One of the things couples should never lose is their playfulness. The ability to bring fun into the relationship not only spices up your union, but it also creates room for bonding. In marriage, where life can often be pretty serious, games allow you to unwind while engaging with your partner. During a date night…  Continue Reading

7 Steps To Healing From Emotional Abuse

Healing From Emotional Abuse

You finally did it. You ended it. You left your abuser after years of manipulation, verbal assaults, control, and unkindness. You had the courage to say, “Enough is enough,” and make the excruciating decision to say goodbye to this person you once loved, maybe even still love in spite of everything. Part of you feels…  Continue Reading

6 Ways To Deal With The Silent Treatment In A Relationship

Silent Treatment

I once knew a man who seemed to be everything I wanted. He was good-looking, well-mannered, and articulate. He had an opinion on every topic under the sun and wasn’t afraid to speak his mind. As someone who valued intellect and honesty in a partner, I couldn’t help but be captivated by him. So when…  Continue Reading

4 Conversation Tips To Catapult Your Social Confidence

Conversation tactics

I’ve had a lot of titles in my life, ranging from personal trainer to corporate lawyer to author and coach, but the one that’s the most important is the oldest and least official: late bloomer. Oh yeah, I was a major late bloomer, I had my first anything with the opposite sex at age 19,…  Continue Reading

10 Ways To Practice Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating

Two hundred years ago, the planning and preparation of meals dominated the time and energy of a family. Crops had to be grown and tended. Animals were slaughtered, butchered, and then the meat was dried and preserved. Women would rise early to prepare meals on the hearths of brick fireplaces. Every meal was prepared from scratch,…  Continue Reading

3 Sure-Fire Ways To Power Up Your Willpower

willpower

“I am super clear on what I want to accomplish” said Karen, a recent student of ours who was just entering her senior year, “but the more I try to get things done, the less often I seem to succeed.” Karen went on to share – in front of the whole class of 475 undergrads…  Continue Reading

Constructive Criticism: Don’t Make the Truth Hurt

Constructive Criticism

Does anyone like to be criticized? I certainly don’t. But over time, I’ve learned how valuable criticism can be. When I was in my twenties and working in public relations, I sent a letter to a magazine editor suggesting a story idea related to one of my clients. I received a stinging reply from the…  Continue Reading