1. What if You Were the Michael Phelps of Your Marriage?

    The 2016 Rio Summer Olympics have come to a close (tear) and Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian of all time.  When Phelps is interviewed about his training regime, he humbly shares that it’s an everyday battle. That, even to the legendary swimmer, it doesn’t come easy. He says it takes hard work, determination and a commitment to being the best swimmer of all time. There mig…Read More

  2. 4 Relationship Lies We Tell Ourselves

    Our knowledge and understanding of relationships originates from childhood and has a lot to say about how we choose our romantic partners. But what if what we knew to be true about marriage could actually be doing more harm than good? As a marriage counselor for over 10 years who primarily works with couples, I’ve found that there are a lot of myths about what it takes to have a thriving relatio…Read More

  3. Destroy the Battle of Comparisons

    Do you do this? Because I know I do, and then I seriously have to check myself. You’re scrolling through Instagram and you see a friend post their recent kitchen renovation with all the latest appliances and marble counter tops. Another friend posts smiling photos of themselves and their partner traveling to exotic places in what seems like every other month. And as you’re scrolling, jealous…Read More

  4. The Secret to A Happy Marriage

    They key to a happy marriage isn’t by wishing that it was like that Romance novel you just read. Instead, it’s by embracing the small, everyday moments of life- or to put it more bluntly- the 10,000 average, mundane Wednesdays you’ll spend together in your lifetime. Read below for 3 Ways to have a strong marriage that lasts: An epic friendship.Think about being stuck in an unfamiliar airp…Read More

  5. 10 Ways to Intentionally Love Your Spouse

    I say it over and over again. Marriage doesn’t come easy. Even for the happiest of couples, it is a constant, everyday effort to make your relationship fulfilling and full of love. For the most part, you have the power to make your relationship thrive or flounder. Making intentional choices to better your marriage is essential for keeping your friendship alive and the passion burning. Here’s 1…Read More

  6. No Brainer Relationship Tips for New Parents That Don’t Have Time to Think

    The transition from being a couple to becoming new parents might seem like a walk in the park, but 67% of couples report dissatisfaction, increased hostility and a decline in intimacy for up to two years after their baby is born. While most expecting couples are preparing for the baby’s needs, they often don’t think about how their new bundle of joy will impact their relationship. As a Bringin…Read More

  7. How to Avoid the 4 Most Destructive Relationship Behaviors

    Couples often have the same complaint. “When things are good, we’re great. But when we argue, we can never seem to fight fair. It becomes downright nasty and that just isn’t us. Sound familiar to you? Successful and loving couples do one thing differently to couples that are struggling. They don’t just keep their manners in check when they’re getting along; they know how to be polite to …Read More

  8. How to Raise Kids Who are Happier, Smarter and More Emotionally Connected

    Technology is booming, material demands are higher than ever and our lives are busier than we ever thought possible. And as more and more grown-ups find the pulse of life overwhelming, our kids are feeling the effects too. It’s now more important than ever to raise grounded children in this chaotic, fast paced world. As a Bringing Baby Home Educator, I equip parents on how to build their child…Read More

  9. How to Self-Soothe and Be Calm in a Fight

    Fighting with the one you love royally sucks; even if it feels justified. In moments of anger, we often lose sight of the underlying feelings behind the rage; feelings of hurt, sadness, pain and betrayal. In an effort to hide the vulnerable emotions underneath, we lash out, attack and defend ourselves. Not surprisingly, our significant other is quickly thrown off guard, becomes disoriented and per…Read More

  10. 44 Empathy Statements That Will Make you the Greatest Listener

    If you still watch the iconic and long-standing TV show with  James Lipton called, Inside the Actor’s Studio, then you know all too well the notorious question that’s asked of all actors during the interview. “What’s your favorite word?” I often envision myself as an actress on the show answering that very same question and pondering what MY favorite word would be. Well, I think I’ve …Read More