How to Nurture Healthy Relationships

How to Nurture Healthy Relationships

Happily ever after. That’s the dream, the end-all-be-all goal of any romantic relationship. The underlying message seems to be that if you’re lucky enough to find the right person—your soulmate—it happens naturally. All you have to do is… nothing. Let’s have a moment...
The Importance of Creativity and Novelty in Relationships

The Importance of Creativity and Novelty in Relationships

When falling in love, everything is exciting. You’re a kid in a candy store of dopamine, oxytocin, butterflies, and anticipation. A new relationship makes you feel so alive, and the best part about it is these feelings simply occur.   Then life happens. Your brain...
Do This Before You Walk Down the Aisle

Do This Before You Walk Down the Aisle

When planning a wedding, the air is abuzz with excitement. The focus is geared toward dresses and tresses, venues and menus. And yet… At this point, we all know the statistics: in the USA, the likelihood of getting a divorce is between 40 and 50 percent. And that’s...
What is Love?

What is Love?

The word “love” is yet another great example of how the English language fails us.  You’ve probably heard the Inuit have over 50 words for “snow,” and even though snow can get pretty deep, love is way deeper. It’s a complex feeling experienced in different ways, and...
Is a Dream Relationship in Your Future?

Is a Dream Relationship in Your Future?

This piece is for couples and singles alike. Many of us grow up with unrealistic expectations of love. These ideas are often limited, portrayed as a feeling—such as butterflies, non-stop chemistry, or someone coming along and sweeping you off your feet. The deeper...
Is Better Communication One of Your Goals?

Is Better Communication One of Your Goals?

Well folks, the secrets out. We all know now that the key to a happy successful relationship is communication. But… What does that mean? What does it look like in everyday life, like–how do you actually do it? The truth is, communicating like a pro involves a lot more...