Category: Nice Things To Do

2 Unkept Secrets For Lasting Happiness

In speaking engagements or workshops, I’ll occasionally ask, “Who would like a bit more happiness?”  I’ve never met anyone who replied, “No, I’ve got enough happiness.  I don’t want any more.” I believe that happiness can be measured on a continuum from 1 to 10, with 10 being extreme happiness, maybe described as bliss.  In… Read more »

What Small Things Positively Affect Your Relationship?

Are you looking for a silver bullet?  Something that will fix your relationship right now, or yesterday? Relationships are much like business.  Overnight success takes 10 or 20 years. What seemingly small things do you do everyday (or regularly) that work for you?  Please share them in the comments section so we can have a… Read more »

How Do You Show Your Love?

What do you mean, “How do you show your love?”  Weird question, isn’t it? This may seem like a total exaggeration, but I invite you to ponder this. Many people (me included) get wrapped up in life – busy with work schedules, kids’ sports, family get-togethers, volunteer activities, TV, computer, and a variety of other… Read more »

Your Relationship With Your Partner: It’s the small things that count

Your relationship with your partner is likely the most important relationship you will ever have.  It is wise to review and revise your “attention strategy” to ensure long-term success.  Otherwise, its too easy to take each other for granted and … ah, just read on and watch the video. When we coach with couples, there… Read more »

On Valentine’s Day, Just Be Nice!!

Valentine’s Day, every February 14, is a day to celebrate Love and affection. Why do we need a day designated for that?  That’s ludicrous, don’t you think? The greeting card companies love it.  The candy companies love it.  Flower shops love it. Fancy restaurants love it.  Many of them rake in millions of dollars every… Read more »

1% Victories for Relationship Excellence

“How can I fix my relationship?” We hear this regularly in phone calls, emails, and from coaching clients. Unfortunately, a relationship is not like a car, where you fix it by putting in new spark plugs, changing the brake pads, or installing a new sensor.  That said, I know some people who would graphically tell… Read more »

How Does Neuroscience Affect Your Relationships?

What is the most foundational component that affects your relationships? Trust. Yeah, I’ve written many times before about it and it is equally important now. Trust is the foundation for every relationship, in every area of your life, including your relationship with yourself. The only way to create a more satisfying, fun, fulfilling, and successful… Read more »

Punishment By Love

Weird title, isn’t it? My friend, Darrel, shared a story about a nomadic tribe of people in Africa. In many circles, this tribe would be labelled “uncivilized.” They live in a harsh environment, hunting and gathering much as they have lived for centuries. Uncivilized? Maybe in some ways, because the modern conveniences you and I… Read more »

Get-Out-A-Town? Isn’t It Time For You?

OK, be honest with me.  When was the last time you and your mate took the time to get away from home for a few days – just to reconnect? It is so important to leave your regular distractions, and also to make the time to just have some fun. Check this out. When are… Read more »

One Thing for Romance

When life gets hectic, romance is often the first thing to fall away. Would that be true for you? You know how it goes – hectic all day and when you finally get home, it’s a quick bite of supper and off to more meetings or flop on the couch in front of the tube… Read more »