Psychology Blog: The Five Love Languages

Have you ever felt that you and your partner express and receive love in entirely different ways? Do you ever find yourself not knowing how to meet their emotional needs? If so, you most likely speak different love languages. Love Language...

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The Power-lines of Better Communication

Have you ever noticed how people treat each other differently during emergencies: how we pull together when chaos looms? It’s as if we suddenly give ourselves permission to abide by a more humanitarian set of rules that creates better communication and gets...

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Sensibility: Freedom Begins Within

My mother's family tree is firmly rooted in Alabama's red-clay landscape. Because of her upbringing, my formative years were similarly grounded in a deeply Southern sensibility - a perception many experienced for the first time while paging through To Kill a...

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Using Core Value as a Healthier Melody for Life

The Bass Guitar has "core value" when creating today’s Popular music. Why? Because musicians use this four-stringed instrument to establish a song’s rhythm, tempo, and chordal structure. The bass-guitarist plucks the strings: each note individually sounding to fulfill rhythmic...

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Psychology Blog: Cognitive Communication Hacks to Increase Relationship Closeness

Immersed and over-stimulated in our hustle-bustle world, it's no wonder straightforward, meaningful, and productive communication is nearly impossible to pull off! With so much to navigate, pausing long enough to actually consider another person's reactions to the way we are...

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Beat the Heat: Effective Tips for Avoiding Anger

Summer is in full swing: We are out-and-about, going places. We are doing things and “mixing it up” with friends, family, and absolute strangers. Maintaining cooperative spirits while juggling vocations and vacations can be challenging. Navigating summer’s crowded sidewalks...

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THINK Your way to Effective Communication

It has been written: “there are no sure things in life,” however, my experiences as both a psychotherapist and career counselor have taught me one foolproof exception to this adage: Effective communication must include an awareness of self and others. Whether...

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Healthy Conflict Resolution

Let’s be honest: couples fight! This scenario gets a bad rep. but in reality, healthy conflict is an essential component of even the happiest and healthiest relationships. Arguments can be used as a tool to express feelings, gain insight...

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Telling the Truth About Lying

As lying becomes commonplace in Social Media, a clear conversation is needed about how lying affects our emotional wellbeing. Bending experiences into Instagrammed smiles or exaggerated Facebook passages, many skew personal data. As a result, we've become a culture of false...

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Effective Communication in Five Easy Steps

Effective Communication Strategies in Five Easy Steps Instead of gazing out a window, have you ever used it as a mirror – fussing with your reflection? I often use this as an illustration when assisting clients in strengthening their...

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