Brene Brown Trust
Boundaries, Couples, Empathy, Infidelity, Intimacy, Marriage, Mental Health, Relationships, Self-Care Practices

The Anatomy of Trust

Healthy relationships are built by cultivating trust. But, what does that mean? In her recent talk, “The Anatomy of Trust,” Dr. Brené Brown shares key components that are the
A Word Imagined
Counseling, Gratitude, Kindness, Mental Health, Relationships, Resilience, Self-Care Practices, Wellness

A Word Imagined

by Jennifer Christian, LPC and Dr. Jeff M. Christian Words of hate tear at the fabric of our society; words of kindness mend. Imagine. Imagine life without unkind
Gratitude
Breath Work, Compassion, Gratitude, Mental Health, Relationships, Self-Care Practices

Gratitude Is Healing

With Thanksgiving around the corner, I thought it would be a nice time to focus on the healing benefits of a gratitude practice. I experienced an impact
Gratitude
Anxiety and Panic, Couples, Depression, Gratitude, Intimacy, Marriage, Mental Health, Relationships, Resilience, Self-Care Practices, Stress Management

7 Powerful Ways Gratitude will Change Your Life

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beattie I have so many reasons to be thankful: My husband and I
Be Grateful David Steindl-Rast
Gratitude, Mental Health, Relationships, Self-Care Practices

Want to Be Happy? Be Grateful

Through November, I will dedicate this blog to the practice of gratefulness in honor of the Thanksgiving holidays. David Steindl-Rast’s TED Talk, “Want to Be Happy? Be Grateful,” is one of my personal favorite talks about how gratitude can change your life. He shares a message of
Power of Gratitude
Counseling, Gratitude, Mental Health, Mindfulness Practice, Resilience, Self-Care Practices, Stress Management, Wellness

The Power of Gratitude

Last week, I had a dream that I was caught in a blizzard. A blanket of swirling white surrounded me. My mind raced to discover some sense of direction. I was disoriented and frightened. Paralyzed. Where was I? Where was the path home? And, then it was as if everything
Louie Schwartzberg Gratitude
Compassion, Gratitude, Mental Health, Relationships, Resilience, Self-Care Practices, Wellness

Nature. Beauty. Gratitude

A daily gratitude practice has a powerful impact on mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. People who practice gratitude notice many benefits: Stronger immune systems and lower blood pressure Higher levels of positive emotions More joy, optimism, and happiness Act with more generosity and compassion Feel less lonely and isolated
Be Thankful
Gratitude, Mindfulness Practice, Resilience, Self-Care Practices, Spirituality

Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don’t
gratitude
Empathy, Marriage, Premarital, Relationships, Self-Care Practices

Gratitude in Marriage

Gratitude is an essential part of healthy relationships. When we practice daily gratitude with our partner, it is less likely that we will take each other for granted. Psychology Today explores the benefits of gratitude in relationships in the recent article, “Does Gratitude Matter in Marriage?“
Gratitude
Anger Management, Counseling, Gratitude, Mental Health, Mindfulness Practice, Resilience, Self-Care Practices, Stress Management, The Human Brain, Wellness

The Power of Positive Emotions

Wired for Danger  We have a natural tendency to focus on what goes wrong. Over thousands of years we have developed a built-in survival mechanism wired to detect danger. Our minds know