Category: Personal Growth

Play Big In Your Relationship

Day after day, week after week – the same routine. That’s OK, however, the joy in life comes when you play big in your relationship. What about you? Ever withheld from your partner bigger ideas, dreams, and passions, for fear of judgements, criticism, and even rejection? We challenge you to play bigger, fail faster, learn… Read more »

Anger: A Curse Or An Ally

A story from long time ago when anger was not my ally.  I wish I’d have known how to deal effectively with anger. It was a teenage party at a public campground. Joking and laughing around a campfire. My best friend, Tim, dropped his empty beer bottle on the ground and stomped on it, breaking… Read more »

Emotional Awareness: A life-changer

Emotional awareness?  Or more specifically, what are you feeling right now? You may be thinking, “It doesn’t really matter what I’m feeling.  It’s what I’m doing that is most important.” I believe most of us experience life backwards.  We do activities, experience situations, hear conversations, and allow those things to “make” us feel whatever we’re… Read more »

Social Distancing: What’s In Your Control?

We are living in interesting times – unprecendented in my lifetime. With self-isolation, caution, and social distancing, what’s in your control? It is a time for prioritization and determining what is important, who are the most significant relationships, and focusing on ensuring high-quality time together. Social distancing can create huge opportunities. Check this out for… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Thankfulness: a timeless gift

Thankfulness. Or Thank-fullness. There is no better way to increase your quality of life and enhance your relationship with self and others. We invite you to accept our challenge.

The Healing Power of Giving

Ever have one of those days when you just feel blah, crappy, down, blue, why-do-I-bother, maybe even feeling a bit sorry for yourself? I do. I don’t like it when it happens, so I’ve got several sure-fire ways to turn it around for me. For you, here is one guaranteed way to help you begin… Read more »