Be kind to yourself always, in all ways!

When talking about kindness, we're usually referring to how we should treat others. Kindness creates a sense of safety in our relationships. It lets others know that we respect them and that we will be thoughtful in how we communicate with them.

...

Keep Reading >>

Don't be so focused on what you're saying that you ignore me

When you're concentrating on making your point, defending yourself, winning an interaction, or being right, you're probably not noticing me (the other person). I might be getting upset, my feelings could be hurt, or maybe I'm bored or just tuned...

Keep Reading >>

Is your bucket filling up?

Try to picture a big bucket that someone is carrying around. All of their complaints, burdens, problems & stressors go into this bucket. Slowly, drop by drop, the bucket fills.

Since this person has little or no self-awareness, there’s...

Keep Reading >>

Quick Tip: What to do when stuck in a rough patch....

When you’re in the middle of an argument or a tense time in your relationship, try to take a step back and think of how the other person might be feeling at that moment.

It may sound counterintuitive, but if you can, remind yourself that...

Keep Reading >>

What’s all this talk about kindness?

Kindness builds trust and creates a safety net for all types of relationships.

Behaving kindly describes who we must be in our relationships.

It includes:

     - how we treat each other

     - how we speak to each...

Keep Reading >>

For the sake of your children…. handle your ex differently

Can you make a conscious decision to shift your thinking about your ex-husband or ex-wife, for the sake of your children, and to also reduce the stress level in your own life? 

This is a common challenge for many families.

Change...

Keep Reading >>

My Top 5 Tips for Healthy Communication and Long-Lasting Relationships

The Relationship Protocol is a basic and practical framework for how to think about and communicate with the people who are close to you. Here are my top five tips to ensure healthy communication and build long-lasting relationships:

1 –...

Keep Reading >>

Want a Better Relationship? Shift Your Thinking

When you approach someone who is important to you from an “I want to get along with you” perspective, rather than an “I should get along with you” or “I need to get along with you” perspective, you have a better...

Keep Reading >>

Try Changing YOUR Response. See What Happens…

Do you know that relationships are similar to the gears on a clock that all work together? Each mechanism is connected in some way. When one gear moves, the others move. If one gear slows down, the rest of the gears slow down. Likewise, people in...

Keep Reading >>

Just Say "Thanks!"

Just say “thanks”

What happens when someone at your home or work does something nice for you, or they go out of their way for you, or perhaps they make an effort to change how they respond or relate to you?

What about when someone...

Keep Reading >>