Do you wake up in the morning happy about the fact that you are about to start your day? Or do dread going to work in the morning and look for every opportunity to take a “personal mental health day”? The research is very clear that it is almost impossible to get burned out if you are engaged in a vocation that is consistent with your passion (…dare I say “calling”). I spoke with entertainer/composer/author Jim Brickman a while ago about how he is living his dreams. There is a lot we can all learn about how to live the life we have always wanted from Jim’s comments here. Check it out…
Don't Cry Over Spilt Milk My son spilled a whole glass of milk on the couch this morning. Again. This is maybe the second or third time that he has made the same mistake, and I have to admit, I was upset. O.K., I was more than upset, I was mad. So, I went to him and asked him calmly and respectfully to clean up his m
Give Thanks - Stress Less
Tomorrow is the BIG day. We will all sit around a table with people that we care about and “celebrate Thanksgiving”…whatever that means to you! But it is important to recognize
The Family That Eats Together...
Growing up in my Italian household meant that many family times were centered around one thing: FOOD. As a teenager I remember sitting down to a home cooked meal with my mom, dad and sister every night. And there was on
The State of Your Union
So, do you know what makes up a good marriage? Do you have one?
Can you spot trouble instantly in someone else’s marriage? How about your own?
Research shows that the way you recount your early years of being together, both positive and negative, is about 90 percent accurate in
Friendship: The Key to a Less-Stressed Marriage
Research shows that one of the most important features of successful relationships is the depth of your friendship. In fact, I find that I can often make a quick (and accurate) assessment about the state of a marriage by taki