The Art of Asking Questions

Often, people around us don't share what could benefit us, including their valuable insights and unique perspectives and we don't ask. When we remain unaware of what others truly think, feel, and know, we make poorer deci…

Are We Losing Our Sense of Common Humanity?

After the attacks of September 11, 2001, Americans came together in a way that was unprecedented. A wave of strong patriotism swept the country, with people displaying the American flag on their homes, cars, and everywhere possib…

Finding Comfort in Nature While Grieving

The Healing Power of Nature Spending time in nature can be particularly soothing during times of grief. If you already enjoy activities that bring you close to nature like walks in the park or tending to houseplants it's bene…

Why Social-Emotional Learning Matters for Kids

Doctors and teachers converge at the importance of social-emotional learning. D octors work in a developmental world. Peter, a little boy I first met in the newborn nursery, is now a lively four-year-old trying to hit me with my …

Married to Two People: The Romantic Lives of Widows

Widows can fall in love, but these relationships are often complicated.   "As a widow, I highly recommend dating widows too!" — A widow Widows can develop romantic feelings again, but the relationship often involves a c…

3 Flirting Mistakes: Are You a Bad Flirter and Don't Know It?

Flirting is challenging because it involves conflicting motivations. On one hand, we want to express interest in someone and gauge their interest in us. On the other hand, we don't want to appear too obvious and risk rejectio…

The Smart Way to Find a Life Partner

Many people dream of a committed relationship but end up wasting years dating the wrong people. I began to reflect on this issue after several clients experienced this problem. These were attractive and capable individuals who co…

Why Happy Couples Cheat

A strong marriage doesn't guarantee fidelity. Sometimes, the root cause of infidelity in healthy relationships is low self-esteem. Infidelity, a prevalent act throughout the history of marriage, remains poorly understood. We …

6 Effective Strategies for Couples to Avoid Unnecessary Arguments

Are you constantly finding yourselves in unnecessary conflicts? It’s time to rethink your approach. A  recent study published in Private Connections revealed that during relationship disputes, taking a moment to reflect internall…

The Importance of Life Satisfaction Feeling Over Happiness

Why joy might not be the best indicator of your overall well-being.  The pursuit of happiness has become a widespread goal. Despite knowing that happiness can be elusive, our tendency to prioritize it remains strong. However, the…

What Self-Control Truly Means, and Why It Is Vital

Perhaps it's truly about placing oneself in conducive environments. Every year, nearly half of all Americans begin the year with a resolution to alter something about their lives. People set goals in an attempt to improve and…

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