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Taming Monkey Brain

Taming Monkey Brain

Taming the Monkey Brain: Guide to Managing Restless Thoughts “Monkey brain” feels like your mind is a circus, with thoughts swinging from one worry to the next.  If so, you’re not alone. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s common to experience...
Empty Nesters

Empty Nesters

Image via Freepik Empty Nesters’ Route to Fulfillment As children leave the nest to pursue their own adventures, empty nesters face a new chapter in life. While the transition may initially feel daunting, it presents an opportunity for personal growth,...
Do You Struggle to Talk About Money?

Do You Struggle to Talk About Money?

Many couples tell me that money discussions often get heated and escalate very quickly In such situations, behaviors that Dr. John Gottman dubs “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” (“Criticism, Defensiveness, Contempt and Stonewalling”) come into play and suggest a...
Positivity in Communication Part 1

Positivity in Communication Part 1

Improving Your Communication Using a Positivity Approach Dr. John Gottman studied communication and interaction patterns of couples in the “love lab” he established at the University of Washington in Seattle. Here couples came to a bed and breakfast type setting where...
Positivity in Communication Part 2

Positivity in Communication Part 2

Improving Your Communication Using a Positivity Approach Many couples struggle with communication issues. In my practice I hear comments such as “When we try to address a serious topic such as in laws, disciplining our children or getting them to finish their...
Master Stress Management

Master Stress Management

In our fast-moving world, stress has become an omnipresent aspect of everyday life. It shapes our experiences, impacts our well-being, and challenges our mental health. Yet, understanding and effectively managing these stressors is not just a necessity but a skill...