Communication
Navigating Empathy

Navigating Empathy

Navigating Empathy: Avoiding Common Pitfalls and Cultivating Genuine Connection As I’ve practiced giving empathy to my husband, daughters, sisters and friends, I’ve noticed some of the ways we attempt to comfort and soothe others that actually might be more hurtful...

Are you lonely?

Are you lonely?

Are You Lonely? Have you ever felt lonely in a crowd? When you're amongst family and friends, have you ever felt lonely? Do you ever feel lonely in your closest relationship? Loneliness Loneliness has been called a national healthcare crisis because of the...

Shame in Marriage- Part 2

Shame in Marriage- Part 2

Shame identified. Shame is the unseen driver behind many challenges couples experience in their relationship. In my previous blog, Shame Part 1, I mentioned that shame can be difficult to identify. I explained how shame can work in secret when we do not know what...

Emotions and Men

Emotions and Men

“Real men don’t cry.“ “Stop being such a baby.“ “Toughen up and be a man.“ “You don’t have time for all that touchy-feely stuff.“ Do any of these statements sound familiar to you? If they do, chances are you may have heard them from other men- your dad, your boss,...

Shame
Shame in Marriage

Shame in Marriage

The Power of Shame Shame is one of the most powerful and harmful feelings we all have as humans. Shame silently and secretly undermines many relationships. Marriage may be the relationship where shame does its most significant damage. It can work in secret when we...

waffles and spaghetti
Waffles and Spaghetti

Waffles and Spaghetti

WAFFLES AND SPAGHETTI One of my favorite videos to share with clients is 'Guys are like Waffles & Girls are like Spaghetti' on Youtube. It’s just a college kid drawing on a white board talking about the humorous differences between men and women and how they...