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How To Be Mindful Of Your Self-Talk

How To Be Mindful Of Your Self-Talk

Are you always being kind, loving and understanding? Or do you criticize yourself a lot? Tell yourself you can’t do something, that you’re stupid or that you’re not good enough? Chances are, you wouldn’t say those things to a friend or someone close. A lot of us though, don’t have a problem with being unkind […]

5 Ways To Connect With Your Spouse At The End Of The Day

5 Ways To Connect With Your Spouse At The End Of The Day

A typical scene when my husband gets home from work: I’m trying to finish up transforming ramen and broccoli into something that will pass as “dinner.” Sadly, the kids’ screen time has just expired and they are acting as though they’ve never had the TV shut off before. My husband enters in and my first […]

Questions Your Teenager Is Too Afraid To Ask You

Questions Your Teenager Is Too Afraid To Ask You

Being a teenager has never been easy, no matter the decade. An adolescent has to navigate hormonal and physical changes, acne, friendships, dating and schoolwork, among other things. But add in the challenges that come from the technology available now in the “teens of the century,” and life can be nerve-wracking and sometimes just scary. […]

Qualities Of Authentic People

Qualities Of Authentic People

In a society roided-out on bling, cash, ego, nakedness and status we have lost our authenticity. We have lost morals and what it means to be ourselves. So many are caught up in following the crowd they have gotten lost in it. How can any type of true success come from being a follower? Followers […]

Some Things You Have Overlooked In Your Marriage

Some Things You Have Overlooked In Your Marriage

It’s no secret that marriage takes a lot of work. Putting someone’s needs before your own and constantly worrying about his or her physical, emotional and mental health can be quite exhausting, but you knew it would be and prepared yourself for it. As the days, months, and years have gone by, you have gotten […]

What I Want My Son To Know Before He Starts Dating

What I Want My Son To Know Before He Starts Dating

If you thought you could wait until his junior prom to talk to your son about dating and sex, think again. Today’s teens are dating earlier and earlier – some before they’ve actually hit the “teen” mark. According to HealthyChildren.org, boys begin dating, on average, at 13 and a half, with girls diving in a […]

10 Ways To Foster A Love Of Learning

10 Ways To Foster A Love Of Learning

I grew up in a house with bookshelves in every room and was raised by a mother who dedicated countless hours to encouraging my imagination, my love of reading, and my appetite for knowledge. She created in our home something I call a culture of learning, and it’s one of the best gifts my mother […]

5 Ways To Show Your Children You Appreciate Them

5 Ways To Show Your Children You Appreciate Them

Adults often reflect on their relationships with their parents as they go throughout life. Their childhood memories influence choices and attitudes. There are important ways to make your children feel appreciated and loved. Reassure them that they are your first priority So many things demand our attention throughout our days. Our children’s needs should come […]

How Your Better Half Makes You a Better Leader

How Your Better Half Makes You a Better Leader

Building a company is never easy. Every entrepreneur who dares to dream will encounter naysayers who want to see the company fail for one reason or another. Believe it or not, these detractors are a necessary and important part of the building process. But equally important to any chief executive is the camp of believers who […]

How Kid-First Parenting Takes A Toll On Relationships

How Kid-First Parenting Takes A Toll On Relationships

  First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby and the end of the fairy tale. Relationships suffer for about two out of three couples within the first three years of having a child, according to research by the Seattle-based Gottman Institute. Most couples regularly respond to the needs of their children first, […]