Tag: couples

Love That You Can’t Buy, Thank God For Kids

The Oak Ridge Boys.  Remember them? An amazing country-gospel group of guys that continue to make fabulous music.  You might remember, “Elvira – oom-pappa-oom-pappa-oom-pappa-mow-mow” At this time of year, I find myself singing their song, “Thank God For Kids.” For some reason, the words send shivers up my spine and tears flow.  I think it’s… Read more »

Where Is That Wascally Wabbit (aka Happiness)?

Do you remember the Bugs Bunny cartoons? If so, what pops into your mind with the name, Elmer Fudd? The picture in my mind? I see a short, pudgy character with his hunting cap perched on his head, gun over his shoulder, marching through the woods like a soldier, and with a slow deep voice… 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 »

Celebration Time For You, Isn’t It?

“We’re curious to know how you have celebrated the great work you’re doing?” This is a typical question we ask when we are working with coaching clients (individuals or couples). The typical response is, “What do you mean by celebrate?” I don’t know about you, but for us, it can be too easy to get caught up… Read more »

What Does Happiness Mean? And Are You?

My dog, Jack, bounds onto the step, tail wagging wildly as I step outside.  “Want to come   along for a ski?” His legs become springs and he explodes straight up in the air – he can look me in the eye. Then he tears off down the trail scooping snow in his mouth.  I… Read more »

Valentine’s Day? Oohh, You Won’t Do THAT, Will You?

Next to Christmas and Halloween, Valentine’s Day is the biggest money maker of the year for retailers.  Billions of dollars are spent on influential marketing, which turns into sales volumes exponential to those marketing efforts. All for gifts for one single day. I’m not opposed to gift giving.  In fact, I believe that giving gifts… 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 »

What’s On Your Incomplete List?

Movers and shakers usually have a lot on the go. Are you one of them? It can be easy to take on more tasks, yet sometimes there are past tasks that just haven’t been completed yet. These incompletions can be an anchor that hold you back. They drag and suck your energy, enthusiasm, and energy…. Read more »

Shared Experiences

What do you do together – the two of you? If you don’t create shared, or common experiences, what is it doing to the quality of your relationship? So, the question again, what common experiences are you going to create TODAY? And what do you suggest/recommend other couples do to bring their relationship closer together?

How to slow down in life

Do You Ever Backpaddle in Your Relationship? Life can seem really hectic at times – rushing here, rushing there, plowing through the day.  Ever experience that? It’s worth the effort to backpaddle, slow down and enjoy the ride.  Check out this metaphor. When are you going to do it? Do you have strategies for slowing… Read more »