Asking Permission

 

 

I have written blog posts recently about what role a man might play in the dissolution of an intimate relationship, as well as the role a woman might play. Both of these blog posts talked about heterosexual relationships. What about same-sex marriages or relationships? Do they struggle with very similar concerns? Or are there differences?

Is Lying Justifiable in Some Situations?

 

I’m not Dan Savage’s biggest fan, and yet there’s something about him that is so raw and honest, well, I just have to respect him. He recently gave some advice to a woman

Educating Women

                                    ***Video Warning - Graphic violence***

Malala Yousufzai, age 14, was shot and critically wounded by the Taliban in Pakistan, as she defied convention by going to one of the last remaining schools that educates girls.

Prior to the shooting Malala had been quoted as saying, “All I want is education. And I am afraid

How to Get More Gratitude - 3 Important Questions to Ask

I guess we can’t really expect Snuppy the Puppy to be thankful for squash…even though

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Are Women Overwhelming?

                                                          

                

 

Last time I wrote about the possibility that men are often responsible for the failure of a marriage. This time, let’s look at some of the ways women contribute to relationship breakdown.

In his book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work John M. Gottman describes a process

Are Men Responsible?

                                               

                                                          

 

 

Listening to marriage counselling expert Terry Real the other day, I heard him say that what men want from their wives, in marriage, is more warmth and less nagging. What women want

Three Essentials Needed for Change

 

 

“The only thing constant in life is change.” This saying is attributed to different people – this particular version to François de la Rochefoucauld.  

If change is so constant, why does it seem to be so difficult?

These three things are necessary if we want to shift our behaviour.

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Focus

 

What have you been focusing on lately? This powerful, short, and humourous video illustrates very well the power of concentration. To use it, concentrate on the number of times the people with the white shirts pass the ball. Ready? Go!

 

 

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Stroop Effect

Money

                   

                    

 

Did that simple title catch your attention? I don’t know many who aren’t interested in money, whether they have lots of it, or very little. The truth is that regardless of our financial standing, we

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