Long-distance relationships require effort, dedication and endurance – nothing for the faint-hearted. Now I’m not saying it´s impossible, if you’re actually both strong enough and have the same will of fighting for it, it can work. A long-distance relationship is in general a relationship that takes place when the partners are separated by a considerable […]
Family History as Means to Individual and Family Happiness
I am not a genealogist. I have never been interested in family history or the research involved with finding it. HOWEVER, I must confess that I am convinced that getting to know your family history is good for the soul. In one of my grad school classes we were assigned to make our own genograms–just […]
Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. When you sense danger, whether it is real or imagined, the body’s defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight-or-freeze” reaction, or the stress response. The stress response is […]
Six Natural Ways to Combat Depression and Anxiety
Depression, anxiety, and other forms of mental discomfort can be alleviated by every-day self care. Many clinical studies show that the following activities are good for the brain. Use these by themselves or in conjunction with counseling. If you have severe depression or anxiety, the suggestions below may seem impossible. You may rely on junk […]
Exercise, the recipe for better health?
Exercise has multiple benefits: assists in controlling weight, fights against health conditions and diseases, increases mood, a natural energy booster, advocate for better sleep, “brings sexy back” into the bedroom, and fun! Why don’t people do more of it? It’s time-consuming, sweaty, hard-working, fear of masculinity… you name it, I’ve given the excuse. Back in […]
Talk to Your Kids About Sex
A lot of parents are scared to have “The Talk” with their kids. Similarly, a lot of kids dread getting “The Talk” from their parents. Regardless of our inhibitions, however, it is absolutely necessary that we as parents take responsibility for our children’s knowledge of sex. First let’s dispel a few myths: 1. If I […]
What is Happiness?
Most of us probably do not believe we need a formal definition of happiness; we know it when we feel it, and we often use the term to describe a range of positive emotions, including joy, pride, contentment, and gratitude. Happiness is a perspective dependent emotion. This means that what could make someone happy may […]
The Color Code Personality Types
The Color Code by Taylor Hartman categorizes personalities into four types. Figuring out your own personality and those of others can help you understand yourself and your loved ones better. The four color personalities are red, blue, yellow, and white. No type is better or worse than another, and each type has both good and […]