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Getting Out of Your Way

Getting Out of Your Way

Recently, I wrote here about making the most of time. This month, I have been asked a lot about how people can overcome paralysis and self-sabotage, so I thought I’d pass on my ideas on the subject. Getting in your own way is all about how you relate your yourself. In addition to not managing your time effectively, there are many ways you can stop yourself from getting the most out of life—not

Does He Want to Marry Me? A Guide to Getting Engaged

Does He Want to Marry Me? A Guide to Getting Engaged

A quick quiz for all you Dignity Daters out there who are curious if the man you’re dating wants to marry you. Do you find yourself wondering “Does he want to marry me?” regularly? After one or two years together (or maybe three or four!), it’s natural for you to start thinking about the “M” word…

Less is More:  3 Steps To Connect And Communicate With Your Child

Less is More: 3 Steps To Connect And Communicate With Your Child

I often work with parents who report that they are struggling with gaining their childs cooperation and that their child doesn't "listen".  Usually, when I ask for a specific example what I find out is that it is the parent who was not listening to the child, but not intentionally.  Children, particularly younger ones, communicate through their behavior which is often misunderstood by their parents.  Let me explain with an example.  One weekend our family was out furniture shopping and my then 3 year old daughter needed to go to the restroom.

4 Signs Your Relationship May be in Trouble

4 Signs Your Relationship May be in Trouble

Is your relationship in trouble? Here are four signs that it could be: 1.  You’re finding more reasons to spend time apart. 2. You’re arguing with your partner more than you used to. 3. You often feel the only reason you’re staying together is because of the time you’ve already invested in your relationship. 4. You no longer feel sexually attracted to your partner.

4 Signs Your Relationship May be in Trouble

4 Signs Your Relationship May be in Trouble

Is your relationship in trouble? Here are four signs that it could be: 1.  You’re finding more reasons to spend time apart. 2. You’re arguing with your partner more than you used to. 3. You often feel the only reason you’re staying together is because of the time you’ve already invested in your relationship. 4. You no longer feel sexually attracted to your partner.

Rebound Relationships: They Can Be Good!

Rebound Relationships: They Can Be Good!

Behind the barricaded doors of a study room in our dorm, The Hippie Pre-med Guitarist (HPG) and I were locked in a frenzied embrace. I’m not sure either of us would have predicted that this moment would happen when we each woke up that morning, but it was becoming more and more apparent over the increasing time we’d been spending together that our friendship was becoming more electric. At that moment, cradled in his arms, I pulled away and breathlessly confessed:

RIP Joey Kovar: Star Of MTV's 'The Real World' & Addict [EXPERT]
Reality TV star Joey Kovar was found dead in suburban Chicago on August 17.

RIP Joey Kovar: Star Of MTV's 'The Real World' & Addict

One of the saddest aspects of working in the field of addictions is learning about the death of a client or patient you had the privilege of working with. That is the case with 29-year-old Joey Kovar of The Real World: Hollywood and Celebrity Rehab. Joey's female friend found him dead on Friday with his ears and nose bleeding. Sources believe he had overdosed on a mix of cocaine, Viagra and alcohol.

You Don't Know Someone Until You Have Conflict

You Don't Know Someone Until You Have Conflict

People often ask me how they can know whether or not someone they are dating is REALLY open. "He seems open, but how can I know? My last guy seemed really open until we started living together and then he was always angry. I don't want that to happen again," said Kiera in a phone session. "Have you and your boyfriend had significant conflict yet?" "No, we've only been dating for two months."

Are you a prisoner of your life?  3 steps to break free. (EXPERT)

Are you a prisoner of your life? 3 steps to break free. (EXPERT)

Have you seen the movie, All I Wanna Do?  It's a relatively unknown film from the late 1990s. On the surface, this movie about an all-girls boarding school in the early 1960s is fluff. But as the story develops, we learn that some of the girls are there because they are rebels, hard to handle, there because their parents didn’t know what else to do. Fluff, fluff, fluff… And then they learn that, because of financial difficulties, the school will merge with a boy’s prep school.