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Want to be heard? Speak with your body

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

I have been talking about the importance of nonverbal communication in relationships for a long time. Now there is more proof of how important this is if you want to hear and be heard correctly.
In a study that was recently published in Frontiers in Psychology; robot avatars who were programmed to talk with their hands […]

The problem with adult friendship

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Elizabeth Bernstein, Bonds columnist for the Wall Street Journal, just came out with a great piece on why making friends is harder for adults. Many readers will be able to relate as we have all lost some childhood friends, college friends, and single friends to time, graduation, moving, and/or marriage and children. Essentially, the shared […]

Us and Us on St. Patrick’s Day

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Today is the Feast of St. Patrick—and the day we all like to feel a little Irish. There may be a bit of smugness in those of us with truly Irish names, faces, and bloodlines—however it is pretty cool that everyone wants to be one of us, if just for the day.
As you move through […]

#FridayFeeling

Friday, March 11th, 2016

It’s Friday and #FridayFeeling is now trending #1 on Twitter. It’s interesting how in a world where so many people work weekend shifts, and/or are plugged in and “working” nights and weekends, that we can still get so excited by the fact that it is Friday.
Maybe Friday is and will become more of a state […]

Do you know your partner’s love language?

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

Many of you are probably familiar with the great book, The 5 Love languages. If not, it’s about how we express love in different ways (he identifies 5), and that knowing what yours is and how it may work well with or clash with that of your significant other can help your relationship. It’s […]

Can you find Mr. /Ms. Right in church?

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

There has been a lot written about the importance of compatibility in relationships—similar values, goals, lifestyles, and even work ethic. Compatibility VS incompatibility in any of these can make or break a relationship, as too many couples find out after saying “I do.” Notice I didn’t specifically mention religion, race, or ethnic background—because honestly, though […]

What your speech says about where you are from

Monday, December 21st, 2015

I was raised in a home where a lot of emphasis was placed on proper speech. Not only the words, but the accent. We were from New York and having a certain local accent was NOT prohibited. Often we got lectured around the dinner table on how we would be able to tell if a […]

Beauty is as beauty does

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

In the spirit of true feminism the 2016 Pirelli calendar, which is an art item released by an Italian tire company—will break with its pin-up tradition of featuring nude and partially clothed models. This year it will be filled with women who are known not for their looks, but for their accomplishments. Serena Williams, Patti […]

Is your unhappy marriage stuck in cruise control?

Friday, November 27th, 2015

The present divorce rate is around 49%, and it’s older folks in long-term marriages who are the ones most often calling it quits. Financial concerns, concerns about the welfare of the children, and a desire for continued stability are all reasons people give for not addressing marital problems sooner rather than later. It seems that […]

It’s #NoBraDay today

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

It’s No Bra Day today, and it’s trending at the top of twitter. Why is this important besides the need to continue to put a spotlight on breast cancer? For starters, women continue to feel as though how they look is the most or one of the most important aspects of who they are. Men […]