How to be become a better listener for your partner

Can we acknowledge how vulnerable we feel when we open up to our partners? Please and thank you. Some of us would rather cut off a toe than expose our deepest fears. Our significant other is the one person we are supposed to trust, feel safe with, and be vulnerable with, but that doesn’t mean…

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Fighting: How to know how your partner really feels about you

Have you ever heard the saying “alcohol is a truth serum?” When it comes to relationships, I submit that how a couple fights is a truth serum. It’s easy to enjoy relationships during the honeymoon phase, but how a couple handles confrontation and the “rough patches” is a representation of how they communicate. Fighting with…

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Why You Need to Create More Time

Time is currency. Unpack that for a second. How many minutes of your day and hours of your week do you spend on frivolous, unnecessary tasks or distractions that don’t bring you anything close to happiness? How many of those minutes could be spent playing with your child, holding your significant other’s hand, or creating a…

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New Twists on Classic Relationship Advice

I recently went to an outdoor wedding at a golf course set in an idyllic area surrounded by trees. The young couple toasted pink champagne (the bride’s fave), and we clapped as they shared their first dance to “At Last”. You could smell lavender from the bushes decorating the perimeter of the club house. If…

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Fear of Losing Your Partner’s Love

This is such a big topic that I almost don’t where to start. Memes on Pinterest show pictures of squirrels holding nuts with “follow your dreams” written above their heads. (You don’t know where I’m going with this, do you?) Motivational speakers and fitness instructors implore us to “not make yourself small so others can…

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3 Reasons Why We Fear Success

At first glance, the phrase “fear of success” seems counter-intuitive. Who would be afraid of success? Doesn’t everyone want to be successful and reach their goals? It seems more typical to fear failure, right? The more I contemplated this phenomenon, though, the more it makes sense. Keep reading for three reasons why we fear success…

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2 Huge Reasons Why we Don’t Pursue our Goals

I write today’s blog with a heavy heart because, frankly, it’s a heavy topic. I can rattle off 10 reasons why we are too afraid to pursue new goals and dreams, but they don’t get bigger than these two: We are afraid of how our path will affect our significant others and children. Heavy, right?…

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