Your Intuitive Guide To Healthy Friendships

Do you have close friends? Or, do you tend to surround yourself with “friendlies?” Social research continues to show that having a few close friends reduces stress and depression, boosts your immune system, and increases happiness and productivity. But what do you do if your close friends don’t turn out to be supportive and caring? Many social researchers have long known the negative effect of isolation on health, but new research … [Read more...]

Your Intuitive Guide To Benefiting From Your Mistakes

Successful people make lots of mistakes! The American inventor Thomas Edison is famous not just for inventing the light bulb, but also for going down thousands of wrong roads and taking countless wrong turns until he found the right path for inventing a light bulb that would glow a long time. And, just as important, he began each new approach with excitement, but also fear and doubt. Okay—you are not an inventor. But—wait—yes you are: You … [Read more...]

How to Never Miss a Relationship Red Flag Again!

Even people who are good at reading the behavior of others can miss those red flags that send a warning wave.   Here is a list of the top reasons why we misread—or dismiss—these signals. This list is based on the solid research of others and on my research with thousands of couples over the course of many, many years. But why do we miss them? You can get better at reading people! Top Reasons Why You Miss Relationship Red … [Read more...]

Intuitive Guide To Finding Your Passion And Purpose – Part 2

In Part One, in a few steps, I discussed why passion and purpose are important to well-being. The last step included a way for you to find your passion. I ended Part One with this message: In Part Two you will learn a potent force that holds you back. Hmmm…What could that be? What do you think is the most powerful force that can either allow you to move forward—or to hold back? Hint: Well, you weren’t hatched! If you guessed something like … [Read more...]

How to Keep From Going Back to a Previous Relationship for the Wrong Reasons

Well, you say to yourself, you were young when you met. Or, one of you was going through hard times. And now you are both more mature, and no one else either of you has dated even comes close to being a good match.   Oh, there are lots of reasons! For one, statistics are really against you. Okay—I know that reliable statistical information is actually a risk assessment based on a large, representative sample, and that the findings may not … [Read more...]