"In my years of working with couples, families, and their kids, I have learned that most of us have common patterns that chip away at our relationships. Three of these patterns are in nearly every relationship that I have guided to repair and reconnect."

How do you keep your sanity as a parenting couple? Communication, checking in with each other, and practicing gratitude may be valuable keys to success.

Practicing intentional positivity to outweigh the negativity brought more joy and harmony to these people’s lives as well as decreased conflict in their relationships.

You've got to clear out the stuff that's not important, prioritize and care for what is, and continually keep an eye on it.

Practicing healthier self-care and relationship-care leads to overall happiness and satisfaction.

February 27, 2017

My wife and I recently decided on a shared epitaph for our gravestone. The summation of our accomplishments in life would be expressed thusly: “They accomplished morning sex in spite of three children running around the house”.

In the therapy world, we talk about an ide...

January 23, 2017

One of my favorite infomercials is for the Slap Chop. (No, I’m not compensated for this, nor do I necessary endorse this product.) If you don’t know what this product is, please visit the website here: www.slapchop.com. It’s a simple gadget to make slicing and dicing d...

January 9, 2017

Abby and Allen (fictitious characters, of course) are on the road to disaster if they keep heading down the same path. What can they do to turn around?

I took this picture about a week ago. It's alittle nest that a mama and papa bird built in a planter outside on my front porch. I've been watching this nest every day waiting for the eggs to hatch as I water the plant every morning. I noticed the other day that there a...

January 21, 2016

Happy 2016! I took a little time off for the holidays and did some self-care while visiting family. I hope you all had a restful (not stressful) holiday and your year has started off great! Today, I'm sharing my first vlog post of the year with you that will set the st...