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Rules of a Healthy Work-Life Balance

Rules of a Healthy Work-Life Balance

I have completely failed at retirement. My wife tells me that all of the time. I spent so many years building a life worth living that sometimes it’s hard to sit back and enjoy that life. What’s helped me the most is finding hobbies I enjoy, such as reading and gardening. Over the years, my […]

Small Changes That Will Improve Your Marriage

Small Changes That Will Improve Your Marriage

There is no such thing as the “perfect” marriage. I don’t think anyone is going to disagree with me on that. I venture to guess that very few married couples would describe their partnership as perfect. And, in my opinion, that’s actually a good thing. Perfect marriages are a fallacy. They are dreamed up in […]

‘Phubbing’ Is Hurting Your Relationships. Here’s What It Is

‘Phubbing’ Is Hurting Your Relationships. Here’s What It Is

Whether you know it or not, you’ve been phubbed. “Phubbing” — snubbing someone you’re talking to to look at a cell phone — may not be part of your everyday vocabulary, but it’s almost certainly part of your everyday life. Just think about how often a conversation stalls because your friends (or you) have pulled […]

Communicating Effectively with your Son

Communicating Effectively with your Son

Communicating with your teenage son can be challenging particularly during times of disagreement or when enforcing a curfew. However, you might also find that at times trying to have a daily conversation with him can be difficult too. Although your son is becoming independent he is still reliant on you for many things, including an […]

The Secret to Happiness Is Just Love

The Secret to Happiness Is Just Love

“ ‘Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you.’ ” In 1922 Margery Williams tackled a particularly complex topic in her now beloved children’s book, The Velveteen Rabbit. On its journey to discovering what it means to be Real, the Velveteen Rabbit learns that, in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Be a Leader Without Having to Act Like One

How to Be a Leader Without Having to Act Like One

It’s been largely assumed that to run a successful business today, good leadership is required. But it’s not the end of the world for leaders who worry that they’re low on charisma or can’t stir employees’ hearts and minds. Maybe they don’t particularly want to, and that’s OK too. Sometimes, it’s more effective for employees to be […]

Become Great At Thanking Your Employees This Year

Become Great At Thanking Your Employees This Year

Thanking people actually fosters more behavior worthy of thanks. You are more likely to leave a large tip if your server writes a thank you note on your restaurant bill, according to a psychological science research article published in the Sage Journals. Gratitude, argue the authors, makes benefactors aware that their actions are kind and appreciated, and […]

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