What Is Love?

What is love to you? More importantly, what do you need to do to foster deeper love with your partner? Love is fragile. Like a plant, it needs care, attention, and nurturing. Without that, it wilts and dies. We’d love to hear your perspective. We’d also like to know what you are doing every day… Read more »

Volunteer As A Couple? Why?

Volunteer? Voluteer as a couple? Why in the world would anyone do that? No money in that? Good question, and you’ll gain a perspective in the video below. Carol and I volunteer in the range of 10 – 20 hours per week (individually or together). It is an incredibly valuable experience to support our community… Read more »

How To Make Everyday Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day just rolled past us on the calendar.  In our North American society, February 14 is a day when hearts open, love flows, passion sparkles, and … sexual behaviour flourishes.  Yes, many people do what they don’t do the rest of the year – they truly become lovers.  Want to know how to make… Read more »

How Do You Add Fun To Your Relationship?

“Fun in your relationship? What d’ya mean?” I thought that was an interesting response to my question during a coaching session. It is so important to keep some spice, spontaneity, and pizzazz alive – so it doesn’t get boring. It also makes it easier to focus on what’s strong; rather than what’s wrong. What are… Read more »

Mindful About Mindfulness: Decision-making made easy

This morning, after my meditation, I was thinking about mindfulness.  Yes, that sounds ridiculous. I started laughing at myself, too.  “Thinking” and “mindfulness” are two totally different approaches. To be mindful about mindfulness is more appropriate. One of my habits is to overthink a situation, which often has me in an “analysis paralysis” mode.  I… Read more »

How To Set Goals In A New, Exciting Way

How do you set goals? At the start of each year, many people set goals, or worse, they set New Year’s Resolutions. Yuck! Plewh! Barf. Never worked for me – YET. Maybe there’s another way – a method that motivates, empowers, engages, inspires. Check this video out – click on the video below. How do… Read more »

The Miracle of Marriage – Or Is It? 4 communication basics for any relationship

Does something miraculous happen when two people get married?  Or is it the communication within the marriage that breeds success? Hmmm? We have two amazing sons, Jamie and Brad. They are incredibly intelligent, creative, kind, respectful, and accountable – leaders in their communities and in our world.  Despite our parental foibles, we must have done… Read more »

Asking vs. Telling – An Un-kept Secret

“Why doesn’t she understand?  I told her how.” “It’s his own fault that happened.  I told him what he should do.” “I told her and told her and told her and she still doesn’t do it right.” Whether I’m working with business teams or couples, I regularly hear these comments.  Results clearly show they do… Read more »

The Attachment Dilemma; A big lesson

In the past, Carol and I planned, organized, and facilitated weekend workshops for couples. The expectation was to have 15 couples together for an enlightening learning experience, as well as for them to have a celebration of the work they were doing in their relationships. I found it extremely challenging to market these to capacity. … Read more »