THOSE LAZY HAZY CRAZY DAYS OF SUMMER…are here!

As Nat King Cole sang, roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer!!   We all love the warmth and relaxed feeling we experience during the summer months.  I mean, what’s not to love…right?  Besides working on our tans, summer is a good time to exercise, eat healthy, light meals and revisit our goals for…

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5 Ways Happy and Healthy Couples Stay Connected

You know that couple. The one that seems so happy and so in love, even after they have kids. (Lol) They are the envy of others. They want to be together. They want to sit at the dinner table next to each other. They talk to each other. These couples are happy and healthy. But…

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Getting in Touch with Your Personal Comfort Zone

Hey!  You!  Yes you….do you know what your personal comfort zone is right now?  Comfort zone is defined as “a psychological state in which things feel familiar to a person and they are at ease and in control of their environment, experiencing low levels of anxiety and stress. “ [Alasdair A. K. White “From Comfort Zone…

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Valentines Day: How to Connect With Your Mate Without Breaking the Bank

Ahh Valentine’s Day, the time to celebrate love. From chocolate to jewelry to romantic dinners, who doesn’t enjoy a nice Valentine’s gift? But, somewhere along the way we lost the true meaning of this day. It isn’t about the chocolate, or the jewelry, or romantic dinners, it is really about reminding each other of your…

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Four Ways for Couples to De-Stress This Holiday Season

Preparing for the holidays can be one of the most stressful times of the year for couples. From planning who to give gifts to, and budgeting for the gifts and shopping for them, couples need to de-stress more than ever. Not to mention, deciding on how to divide up your time with each family, or…

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6 Reasons Why Marriage Counseling is Not BS

I recently read an article on Huff Post, written by Laura Doyle and titled, ‘6 Reasons Why Marriage Counseling is BS’. I thought the title was creative, and it made me want to read it, especially given I am a marriage counselor. It turns out the author, makes some preposterous claims about the nature of…

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Here’s a Positive Spin on Irma

This month, we Floridians were facing a Category 5 Hurricane Irma coming straight toward our beautiful state. We were worried, we were anxious and we were scared. We had so many questions. Do we stay, or do we go? What will happen to our homes, and our businesses? It was a very stressful time, to…

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A Couples Workshop to Improve Your Connection and Communication

Ready for a change in your relationship? Have you been looking for a retreat or some type of workshop that can help you communicate better? Perhaps you have found some couples retreats or workshops online, but they are too far away, too expensive, or none of them really work for your schedule. How about a…

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The Difference Between Healthy Independence and Interdependence

It’s that time of year again. Last week we  celebrated  freedom and independence in America. Fireworks, grilling, beach and pool time, and spending time together with family friends is what the holiday is all about. Now that we have  grilled the  burgers and enjoyed the holiday celebration, I want to take some time and reflect…

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5 Simple Ways for Moms to De-Stress This Summer

I don’t know about you but I am counting down the days to summer! I am ready for my kids to be done with school and finish their after-school activities. I am exhausted from all the driving around, homework, tests and projects! May is always a very busy month with end of the year shows,…

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