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Another surprisingly effective, fill-in-the-blanks, Relationship Communication Skills Tip for men and women. General form Request > then > State the benefit to the other person of doing what you want. Examples If you listen to...

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Easy Relationships Communication Skills Every Couple Should Have in Their Tool Kit 3 Easy Types of Validation to help your relationship communication run more smoothly. Type 1. Validate then Request. Example “I can see you’re...

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Here is a 1 min relationship communication skills tip that every couple should have in their tool kit. If you are feeling both angry and a soft emotion (e.g., anxious, nervous, fearful, hurt, lonely, or...

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Sex and Anxiety

September 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Some of the clients who come to see me for anxiety (who are often in good relationships) report not having had sex for a looong time (often years). For example, people with panic disorder often...

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How to Build Self Confidence

September 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

This article describes a simple, practical technique for How to Build Self Confidence. If you want to know why this works, you can read that section at the bottom of the article. The example I’ve...

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Procrastination Help

September 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Real Procrastination Help When you procrastinate, it’s not so much that you’re avoiding doing the procrastinated action,… …you’re avoiding the thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations that get triggered when you do the procrastinated action (or...

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How to Improve a Relationship: 1 Minute Tip.

September 14, 2011 | 1 Comments

When people think about how to improve a relationship, they typically think about how to decrease negative thoughts, emotions, and interactions. But, increasing positive thoughts, emotions and interactions, is at least as important for improving...

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I’m going to give you some ideas, but your task is to come up with a list of 4-6 of your own early warning signs that you’re not taking good enough care of yourself. Hint:...

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If you’re a reasonably conscientious person (and if you’re reading a self improvement blog, you probably are!), reducing self-criticism is likely to help you achieve more success and happiness both personally and in your social...

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New Month, New 30 Day Project…..

September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

…..30 Days of Putting Away 1 Item Each Day (i.e. a tidying project). Think of this as a “gateway” project – an easy 30-Day Project like this one is an awesome way to get the...

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