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5 Steps to More Fulfilling Relationships

Today, I want to discuss things that one can do personally to have more fulfilling relationships.  Of course, we want to choose mates that treat us well and who engage in adaptive behaviors.  On the other hand, the way one lives and treats him/herself will determine the type of people she/he attracts.  The good news …

8 Signs of a Healthy Relationship

For pretty much everyone, we all desire to have healthy relationships.  Healthy relationships enhance our lives as opposed to unhealthy relationships, which drain us.  Another perk of a healthy relationship is one’s ability to be successful increases in a healthy relationship.  Today I want to share some characteristics of healthy relationships; romantic and otherwise. Here …

15 Ways to Pace a Relationship

As a rose colored glasses kind of person, I have had to learn how to pace relationships.  The down side of not pacing relationships is the pain and heartache caused from trusting a person who is not trustworthy.  While a friendship may be ended easily, a romantic relationship is more difficult to get out of.  …

Getting Your Needs Met

We all have needs.  As humans, we need to take care of our bodies through healthy eating, getting some exercise, and tending to our mental health.  One area that we often leave to others to take care of, however, are our emotional needs.  In many cases, our emotional needs intersect with our mental health needs.  …

Giving Advice

I’ll admit it.  At one point in my life, I was an outstanding advice giver.  I had a solution for everyone’s problem.  While many people appreciated my assistance, it turns out giving advice is not a good idea.  Perhaps in some circumstances such as learning new software or increasing efficiency, having a framework laid out …

On Being Resilient

Wouldn’t it be nice if life was relatively calm and smooth without too many surprises?  I could certainly use fewer challenges.  The truth is that no matter who you are or what you do, life is not always easy.  Some people are required to overcome challenge after challenge, which makes the endeavor to maintain adaptive …

Actions versus Words

People talk.  Talking is probably one of the easiest things to do.  The act of talking only requires speaking (with some language skills thrown in).   Words communicate what you are thinking so other people can be on the same page.  Unfortunately, some people use words to dupe and control others.  In this context, words are …