How Much Do You Know About Your Partner?

How Much Do You Know About Your Partner?

Want to know how to have a better relationship?  On a scale of one to ten, ten being the highest, answer this question:  How much do you know about your partner?  Do you know their favorite color?  Their favorite food?  Favorite restaurant?  Favorite date night idea?...
You Need an Attitude of Gratitude

You Need an Attitude of Gratitude

It’s that time of year again in the United States–Thanksgiving time!  I love this time of year:  creating great memories of culinary feats, satiety, and wonderful company.  In other words: Thanksgiving is a time where good company and lots of good food...
Want Life to Work Out For You?

Want Life to Work Out For You?

Glenda (not her real name) isn’t happy.  It’s weird too–she feels like she should be.  She’s got a great job and her kids are busy and doing pretty well in school.  She has a great group of friends, and her parents are healthy and live an hour...
Showing Your Kids How to Love

Showing Your Kids How to Love

I’ve got a question for you:  On a scale of one to ten, with one being the lowest and ten being the highest, how good of a role model for a loving relationship are you and your partner to your child(ren)?  How do you think your partner would answer this? Your...
Want to Be a Better Mother?  Try This!

Want to Be a Better Mother? Try This!

Being a mother means many things: providing love and care being a disciplinarian keeping track of schedules driving, feeding, shopping for your kids being their protector, their rock and home base A mother wears many hats:  chauffeur, manager, coach, teacher, nurse,...
7 Ways You Can Be a Better Parent

7 Ways You Can Be a Better Parent

Reading through dozens of articles on eating disorders and parenting practices (this is for a class  in the Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program I’m enrolled in) recently has started me thinking:  You can proactively take charge of your parenting by...
5 Quick Ways to Get Over the Blues

5 Quick Ways to Get Over the Blues

Got the blues?  With Autumn upon us, the days will start getting shorter and a lot of people will start spending more of their days inside (to me that even sounds depressing!).  During the winter months, some people will suffer from depression–or what clinicians...