The 1 thing that kills the happy couple.

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 The one thing that will ruin a couple is mismanaged expectations.  Are long term marriages and relationships a thing of the past?  The relationships of the past generations are the ones we all secretly want to have.  You meet in your late teens or early twenties and you get married, have children, have great grandchildren […]

What is an Abusive Relationship?

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Abusive relationships are not limited to children and lower income adults.  Relationships that are rooted in abuse are more common than one might think. They are in places where no one would even think to look.  There are signs, but if you are not expecting any signs of abuse to be there, you will miss […]

Reinvent yourself with these 6 easy ideas.

Changes ahead

If you are like most people then you have probably thought at some point in your life that you would like to reinvent yourself.  You might have said it any number of ways, such as “I need to get my life together,” or “It is time to make some changes.”  Essentially, any way you put […]

It is okay to act like a child sometimes!


I know this might sound crazy but I think it might be the best single piece of information I have ever shared.  Kids, especially the younger ones, are notorious for throwing temper tantrums.  I have my own kids so I have been there.  You have really only two choices.  Reason with the child or give […]

How to live like a modern day Viking.

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I am not talking about the football team here.  I am talking about the Northmen.  The warriors of long ago;  horned helmets, mead drinking, battle loving men and women from Northern Europe that were active from 793-1066 AD.  They lived by many ideologies that are as relevant today as they were all those years ago. […]

The Secret to Understanding Passive Aggressive Behavior!

Business confrontation.

Don’t you just love passive aggressive behavior?  (See what I did there?)  Passive aggressiveness causes a lot of stress, aggravation,  resentment, and has the ability to sever even the closest of relationships.  There are some instances of passive aggressive behavior that are intentional, and there are just as many instances of passive aggressive behavior that […]

Is a healthy dose of narcissism needed for success?

Successful Entrepreneurs

Narcissism is bad right?  How in the world would something deemed a negative personality trait actually help a person succeed?  Narcissism is by definition (at least from what google says) an extreme form of selfishness, with a grandiose view of one’s own talents and a craving for admiration.  That cannot be good right?  How can […]

The Extra Benefit of Laughter!


I laugh.  I laugh a lot and I laugh at everything.  In fact, most of my emotions are filtered through laughter first.  If I am upset, I will laugh it off.  If I am nervous, or don’t know what to say, or feel weird in any way, I laugh.  I laugh at most people’s jokes […]

Reign in your Lost Motivation.

So much work ahead

Do you find yourself unmotivated at the wrong time?  For instance, when you have multiple projects due at the same time and you have a limited time to get them all done?  Looking ahead at everything you have to do, knowing you have very little time to get it done can be daunting.  It can […]