Now that you have learned about the five love languages and taken the quiz to find out your primary (and secondary) love language, let’s look at ways to increase our fluency in love languages. Fill Your Love Tank I’m not a mind reader, are you?  Think back to times you felt loved, and how…

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Love Languages

  Are you aware of your “love language?” What is the love language of your significant other?   What happens if they are not the same?  Is that a signal of doom for the relationship?  I was introduced to “The 5 Love Languages” by Dr. Gary Chapman a few years ago, in my work with…

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The Janus Effect

  The Janus Effect Ancient Romans named the month of January for Janus, their god of gates, doors, and beginnings. Always pictured with two faces—one looking toward the future, the other back in the past—Janus is a fitting symbol for the turning of a new year. As we step through the doorway from one year…

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How do you practice gratitude?

  Where does gratitude fit into your life?   I received a handwritten Thank You note recently.  It touched me deeply that the writer took the time to choose, write and mail the card.  I enjoyed holding it and reading the words, thinking about the shared experience.   I look at it on the side table…

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Do you feel happy?  Right now, at this very moment. I grew up thinking that happiness is something we need to chase. After all in the Constitution of the United States, it states: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain…

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The endless To-Do list Entrepreneurs, mothers, and nurses have a lot in common:  they put others first and subjugate their own needs to be met – if they ever have time.  This can be a huge ”IF” which often seems to be slipping further and further down the road. The “To-Do” list appears never-ending.  There…

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