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How To Love Yourself First

How To Love Yourself First

1. Seek support Just because you’re struggling doesn’t mean you have to struggle alone. Enlist what Gabrielle Bernstein calls “spiritual running buddies” to encourage you on the down days and celebrate with you during the up days. 2. Have a simple mantra Bernstein’s recommendation is “sat nam,” which means, “Truth is my name.” The first […]

The Danger Of Expectations

The Danger Of Expectations

Mindless relationship bickering — many do it, some don’t understand it, and others are just perplexed by it. Everyone knows “that” couple who constantly bickers or has conflict — maybe that’s even you. But what if the amount of bickering in your relationship could be substantially reduced — almost immediately? Well, it can. With one small […]

Traits of Healthy Relationships

Traits of Healthy Relationships

Nothing can bring more joy to life than beautifully fulfilling relationships. The depth of meaning, understanding and appreciation that these kinds of relationships bring is almost unfathomable. And, of course, as many people find out, nothing can bring so much pain as a broken relationship with someone dear to you. Yes, relationships make the world […]

Be Gentle With Your Partner

Be Gentle With Your Partner

It’s easy to take our partners for granted. Especially when we have been in the relationship for a while. We get comfortable, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, because that can breed intimacy. But when comfortable means we get lazy, short or even harsh, it has the cumulative effect of making our partner feel unappreciated […]

Adopt An Abundance Mindset

Adopt An Abundance Mindset

Have you ever been to a nice restaurant, had a delicious dinner in a beautiful environment with great service, then received a bill that nearly made you fall out of your seat? How did that change your mood? Did you walk out of the restaurant raving about the experience or lamenting over the bill? Why […]

Attitude Is Everything—Here’s How to Keep It Positive

Attitude Is Everything—Here’s How to Keep It Positive

I am not much of a TV watcher, and when I do tune in, I’m usually half-watching, half-working on something else. But sometimes you learn things from unexpected places, and it so happens that a recent Gatorade commercial grabbed my attention. The ad shows some of the world’s best athletes, like Michael Jordan and Peyton […]

Verbs That Shape The Way You Love

Verbs That Shape The Way You Love

This piece was specially written for the Tony Robbins blog by world–renowned couples’ therapist Esther Perel.  A few weeks ago, I had the honor of sitting down with my dear friend Tony Robbins for a conversation about my new book, The State of Affairs. Tony and I have worked together since 2004 and we both […]

Ways to Build Empathy

Ways to Build Empathy

Building positive relationships at work is critical to a successful career. Cultivating these relationships will open doors to more opportunities and make work more enjoyable. Having friends at work will make you feel more connected to the company and even help boost productivity. But how do you build these strong relationships at the office? By […]

Types of Friends You Need in Your Inner Circle

Types of Friends You Need in Your Inner Circle

Have you ever spent an evening with a friend who turned every positive emotion into something negative? I bet you walked away feeling mentally drained. On the flip side, when you spend time with friends who lift you up, you are inspired to conquer the world. There is an old saying that goes something like […]

Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These Things

Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These Things

All kids have the ability to develop mental muscle. We just have to teach them how to exercise their minds. In my 15 years as a psychotherapist, I’ve seen how many of today’s common parenting habits are robbing kids of mental strength. Giving up those unhealthy habits takes strength on the part of the parents, […]