"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."

August 17, 2017

"...misery thrives on loneliness and that solitude without peace only breeds more misery."

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...

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...