5 Artful Ways To Keep a Conversation Going

Keep a conversation going

Have you ever found yourself talking to someone, and suddenly there’s an awkward silence? You panic because you can’t think of anything else to talk about. Your face grows red and your brain goes blank, as you grasp for a verbal lifeline to save you from looking like a shuffling, mumbling idiot. It happens to…  Continue Reading

8 Proven Tricks To Stay Focused And Improve Concentration

How To Focus

Do you ever feel like you are doing a lot of things at once, but you’re not getting much accomplished? With pervasive distractions like social media, smartphones, and never ending emails, it’s far too easy to get pulled away from the task at hand. By the end of the day, you have very little to…  Continue Reading

How To Start A Journal And Stick With It

Journal writing

Our lives contain a series of hidden gems of insight and understanding, and our most recent experiences contain the most useful gems of all. This is because our most current lessons have the strongest impact on how we are living right now. By documenting your struggles, achievements, and relationships in a journal, you can use…  Continue Reading

10 Signs Of Real Friends And How To Identify Fake Friends

Fake friends vs. real friends

I deeply value the small circle of women in my life who are my closest friends, and I make a concerted effort to be a good friend to them. Developing this amazing circle and becoming the kind of friend myself that I would like to have in others has taken a lot of time and…  Continue Reading

How To Rebuild Trust When You’ve Been Hurt Or Betrayed By Your Love Partner

How To Rebuild Trust

You wonder why the bank account has gotten so low, only to discover your partner has been spending without telling you. You overhear your spouse sharing your most private information with her best friend after she promised to keep it confidential. Your partner lashes out at you in anger and threatens to leave you. Couples…  Continue Reading

Write It Out, Don’t Fight It Out: How To Use Letters To Heal Your Relationship

Does communicating with your partner sometimes feel impossible? Do you wish you could just stop arguing and talk without defensiveness and hurt feelings? Are there things you want to say or ask but feel too uncomfortable or embarrassed? Sometimes communicating verbally can make a relationship issue worse rather than better, because things get too emotional…  Continue Reading

Delayed Gratification: How To Harness It To Catapult Your Success

delayed gratification

Are you familiar with the marshmallow experiment? This is the one where researchers bring children into a private room, one by one, sit them down, and put a marshmallow on the table in front of them. The researcher then offers a deal to the child. He tells the child that he is leaving the room,…  Continue Reading

7 Guaranteed Ways To Stay Awake At Work When You Feel Like Crashing

How To Stay Awake

You’ve had those days at work. The boss is droning on in a meeting, and you’re struggling to stay conscious. Your eyes are at half mast, and it takes all your willpower to keep your head from falling on the table. You’ve stifled so many yawns that  your jaws are on fire, and you long…  Continue Reading

6 Love Letters That Create A Sexier, Happier Relationship

How to Write a Love Letter

When was the last time you wrote a love letter to your spouse or partner? I’m hearing crickets out there. A blank silence. If you can’t remember the last love letter you wrote, or if you’ve never hand-written a love letter (with an actual pen and paper), it’s not surprising. In this era of instant…  Continue Reading

10 Clues That You Are An Outgoing Introvert

Outgoing introvert

You took a personality test and learned that you’re an introvert. This discovery makes a lot of sense given the many of the ways you react and feel on a daily basis.  You do some research on introverts, and while some articles describe you perfectly, others don’t even come close.  Sure, you’d rather send a…  Continue Reading

20 Best Audiobooks For A Road Trip

Best Audiobooks

I don’t know about you, but I love going on road trips. A road trip feels like a true adventure — much more so than air travel, which involves so many tiresome steps before you even set foot on the plane. And then you’re crammed in a suffocating tube with little to look at and…  Continue Reading

Do You Think Before You Speak? 7 Keys To A No Regrets Conversation

Think Before You Speak

We’ve all been there. That moment when you speak too quickly without thinking first. The words that spill out of your mouth cause you instant regret. If you had just held your tongue for a moment, you could have prevented the cringe-worthy situation from occurring. You wouldn’t have to experience the repercussions of offending, wounding, or embarrassing someone…  Continue Reading

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