Every year, people of all walks of life look to the beginning of the New Year as a fresh start, a chance to set goals for self improvement over the 12 months to come. The unfortunate reality, however, is that while plenty of people make New Year’s resolutions, very few are ever accomplished. Research from […]

The holidays can be a pretty chaotic time of year, especially if you have young ones, family events to attend, and gifts to pick out. With all of this running around, it’s all too easy to pass over one of the most important parts of the holiday season: connecting with your loved ones. This year, […]

For most people, Thanksgiving is already set aside for family and togetherness, but beyond your regularly planned family events, the holiday is also a great chance for some extra closeness with your spouse. To fit with the Thanksgiving theme, it’s a chance to really show your husband or wife how much you appreciate having them […]

Fear and excitement are two terms we give to one very similar emotion. When we expect a negative outcome, we often call the emotion fear, and when we expect a positive outcome, we call it excitement. Both are marked with an “electric” feeling, a sense of anticipation, and probably some stomach butterflies, but why do […]

Labor day exists to recognize the people who keep the gears of daily life cranking away – the folks get up every morning to keep the world operating. In celebration of their (your) contributions to society, we get a chance to take a three-day weekend, and hopefully get some time in to relax. Now, even […]

Every year, couples bend over backwards to make restaurant reservations, purchase gifts and candies, and plan extravagant dates to show their love to one another on Valentine’s Day. The unfortunate reality, however, is that the financial strain and general stress that comes with grandiose celebration can have a negative impact on the actual enjoyment of […]

Focusing on your marriage is a great resolution to have for 2013. We recently received the following email: “Thank you my beautiful friends for sending me all these emails during 2012. My marriage crumbled into pieces in the beginning of 2012. I had no hope. I thought it was all going to finish in divorce, […]

The holidays are supposed to be a time for togetherness, love, family, and fun. All of the other stuff, stressing about presents or travel plans, preparing meals or putting out decorations, is extra – and not worth sacrificing the things that really make the holidays special. It can be a stressful time of year, there’s […]

As you celebrate your freedom on this 4th of July holiday, let’s also take a moment to consider those who have, over the intervening time from the signing of the Declaration of Independence until now, given up their own rights, sometimes even their lives, that we might enjoy the freedoms afforded to us – the members […]

Many of us made New Year’s Resolutions as part of our holiday celebration and are now doing our best to make them a reality. Unfortunately, only about 12% of people actually follow through with the resolutions. You can be a part of that successful 12% if you commit yourself and take action. Here are some […]