"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."

"Family connection can fluctuate for each member based on stressors, communication, and conflict. All families fight, but for many, it’s the repair and connection that make for a healthy relationship."

"Try one small change today to see what happens. You may be surprised at how easily you’re able to incorporate self-care into your schedule once you’re able to shift your mindset."

January 24, 2018

Whatever your goals, it’s important to put some S.M.A.R.T. guidelines in place to set yourself up for success.

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...