Valentine's Day is a special day in the lives of most couples. But what happens after the cards are opened, the chocolates consumed, and the flowers begin to wilt? Fortunately, there are lots of creative ways to re-ignite and nourish those loving feelings 365 days of the year!
In my last post, I promised to reserve judgment on the new book Spousonomics, which applies basic principles of economics to marital situations. But one of the authors blogged at The Wall Street Journal's "Ideas Market" blog today, which gave me a chance to preview the book...
Certainly, most young people need a solid foundation of the ABCs to "make it" in the big, cruel world in which we live. Yet, as anyone who has navigated the road to a successful career knows, there's more to success than just facts and figures.
Dating and relationships can be frustrating and, often, downright painful. What single hasn't dreamt of a fairy dating coach swooping in to help her let go of baggage and find the happy, healthy relationship she craves?Watch our adventures as I love mentor our brave NYC heroine Nadette over the next 6 episodes as she overcomes the painful break-up of an engagement.
Everyone has their opinion, and no two people agree. So let's look at what science tells us will lead to relationship bliss, and how best to tackle three of the major challenges we face when trying to find, and keep, that Special Someone.
I've long lamented the difficulty I've had in enjoying (and even in participating in) the present moment. My wife has frequently accused me of living mostly "in my own head." But it wasn't until I found myself standing in line waiting to buy my breakfast that I finally realized why that accusation has been true.
If you’re looking for love, there’s great reason to be hopeful. As a psychotherapist who specializes in the search for intimacy, I’ve seen that healthy love is closer than we think—if we just change the way we look for it.
People troubled by conflicts between traditional religious beliefs prohibiting homosexuality and their same-sex attractions and desires are adaptively learning to live with contradiction rather than reaching for typically ineffective—and frequently harmful—"sexual conversion therapies."
We’re not simply passive animals, waiting around for cupid’s dart to hit us between the eyes. Our great gift as humans is that we can take action, reaching out to the world, and to our partners, to stir passion inside ourselves.
My younger daughter got me thinking about the importance of anticipation to happiness. She is so very excited about her birthday tomorrow — she was literally jumping up and down with excitement at the prospect of her school celebration today. (I never knew that some people actually do jump up and down with excitement, but she does.)
"The history of man is in large part the chronicle of his quest for food, " wrote Ancel Keys, an early researcher in obesity. Even the Bible is replete with references to fears of inadequate food supplies. Remember Pharaoh's dream of the seven fat cows and seven lean cows that Joseph interpreted to mean seven lean years and seven years of plenty?