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January 9, 2020

Our minds usually think in the negative. Ask someone what they want and they’re likely to tell you first what they don’t want. When we’re stuck in relationship it can help to force our thoughts into the affirmative by saying what do we want even when it’s challenging t...

December 28, 2019

Increase the quality of the conversation by revealing yourself first. This is part of showing leadership in relationship — being willing to take the first risk. Use the simple formula: I think, I feel, I want. 

Start by saying what is on your mind and talk abo...

December 18, 2019

This is a blog series entry. Every week for the next month, we will be sharing 4 different ways a person in a relationship can begin to build a stronger base for communicating with another party. These strategies can be used in a romantic relationship, with co-workers,...

September 17, 2019

A lot of people tend to think in concrete terms. There can be strength in being clear and solid on what you think and how you see things. This type of thinking usually take the form of opposite ends of a spectrum, such as:

  • Good or bad

  • Right or wrong

  • Succes...

August 7, 2019

What do you suppose happens when a man lives his life seeking the approval of those around him and avoiding their disapproval?

  • We avoid the truth whenever we fear it might not meet with approval

  • We embellish or outright lie if we think it will result in greater...

July 31, 2019

Setbacks and losses come in all shapes and sizes. It can be valuable to practice applying the principals of overcoming and finding peace in situations even when the stakes don’t seem high. If we practice the skills that work when the stakes are low, then when something...

July 9, 2019

 

What do you suppose happens when when a man lives his life seeking the approval of those around him and avoiding their disapproval? Several unfortunate things happen when we need approval:

  • We avoid the truth whenever we fear it might not meet with approval

  • We...

June 4, 2019

It’s normal to be resistant to new ideas and criticize things you’re not sure will work. Notice if you feel that way and wrestle with it — try to open yourself to something new.

You’re starting work that is designed to move you outside of your comfort zone. If you want...

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