Anxiety is there to serve us. It is an alert system that there is “danger”. It can be nervousness before a presentation or performance. It can be stress from having a lot to get done. It can be more pronounced like in social situations where someone feels awkward...
Relationship Advice from a Couples Counselor: Turn Towards in Order to Heal
Hurt is inevitable in any relationship. Here is some advice on how to heal.
What Can You Do in 5 Minutes to Improve Your Relationship?
Time is relative. You’re rushing out the door and you yell to your partner “I’m leaving!” They yell back “OK, have a nice..”, but you’re already gone. What might happen if you took 5 minutes to connect with your partner? Would five minutes really make a difference?...
Logic and Emotion and How to Communicate Better
Quite often here at Life Solutions we see couples argue a lot. Many of these arguments are simply because how they are arguing. Sometimes it boils down to logic versus emotion. Emotions can be hard to manage during conflict and can be hard to listen to. This is the...
Why We Need Sleep (and how to get Better at it).
We’ve always known that quality sleep is good for your brain, but research tells us how and why. Studies find that when you sleep your brain removes toxic proteins from its neurons that are by-products of neural activity when you’re awake. The catch here is that your brain can only adequately remove these toxic proteins when you have sufficient quality sleep.
Listen Up! I want to give you some practical ways to improve your relationship. Let’s start with listening. In order to be a better listener one must incorporate a desire to understand. Many people listen in order to find something to disagree with. You’ll hear a lot...
Love Is A Verb
Why is it so many people become complacent in their relationships? When we first meet that special someone we would move mountains to spend time with them. I’m not a big fan of the idea “falling in love”. It sounds like an accident, like it wasn’t intentional. Love...
7 Habits of Highly Effective Couples
7 Habits You Should Be Doing 7 Habits of Highly Effective Couples Stephen Covey wrote a book that sold over 25 million copies. In his book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People he espouses the life-changing habits people can adopt. Here I want to give you what I think...
OCD Symptoms and Treatment
OCD stand for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It is characterized by unwanted intrusive thoughts that cause great distress. In order to ease the anxiety associated with the obsessive thoughts the sufferer will engage in behaviors. These are the compulsions. Unfortunately the behaviors only temporarily relieve the anxiety so they are repeated.