Category: Psychology

How John Gottman Could Have Saved Mia and Sebastian in La La Land

Every time I watch La La Land, I think of how their love could have been saved by following John Gottman’s research. Gottman has been studying what makes marriages work or fail for decades. This man knows his stuff. You may know him as the guy who “can predict divorce with 90% accuracy.” 

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Top 10 #MomLife Posts We Relate to So Much it Hurts

This week we found our top 10 favorite #momlife posts from twitter! What does it take to be a mom? Here’s what we found:   10. Oooooh the car needs. Yes.   9. Here’s to that mom who has changed more than her fair share of diapers. We feel you! …

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High Levels of Wisdom are Rare. Are YOU Wise?

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? Jean-Jacques Rousseau   One of my favorite topics to discuss with my students is wisdom. What is it? How do you get it? Does everybody get it? Defining wisdom may sound something like this, “Expert knowledge about the practical aspects of …

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Four Toxic Phrases that Parents Need to Stop. Now.

“Some of the most important things you can communicate to a child are that feelings are ok, mistakes are fixable, and there’s nothing they could do that would push you away or make you love them less.” –Kelly Barlett Imagine you stagger into work, exhausted, since you were up all …

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Goal-Setting: 5 Ways You Know You’re Doing It Right

The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score. –Bill Copeland In high school, I took a weight-training class to fulfill a needed gym credit. My goal was to do the bare minimum to get an …

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My $2,500 Mistake: Lessons in Loss

Every nut the squirrel hoards is another it’s afraid to lose. Marty Rubin  Imagine you got a letter from your bank indicating they had accidentally overcharged you and had included a check for $1,000. How would you feel? What would you do with the money? How long would this elated …

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The Question I Wouldn’t Answer: Rooting for Rehab over Revenge

“Love is the only thing that can turn an enemy into a friend.” – Martin Luther King Jr. The Nightmare Child Recently I watched a documentary1 on YouTube about two parents and their unruly seven-year-old daughter. She was defiant at every turn. The parents battled with her to get out …

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