De-stress NOW and Enjoy the Holidays

De-stress NOW and Enjoy the Holidays

By | Communication, Harmony, Holidays, Marital Advice, Marital Problems, Meditation, Peace, Spirituality | No Comments

Another client just called me and asked if I could forgive her if she canceled late and not be charged. (I have a 48-hour cancellation policy).  She is plowed under with a lot of Christmas cards to get out.  I felt like being generous so I let her off the hook.  She released a sigh of relief.   This is a common scenario and many of you reading this can relate.  My wife and I went to REI because I…

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How To Stop Your Family From Pulling Your Chains

By | Dysfunctional Family, Family Relationships, Holidays | No Comments

How to not let family members or anyone for that matter pull your chains Your family doesn’t have to yank your chains during the holidays or anytime you get together for that matter.   Watch this short video where Todd shows you how to keep those happy feelings even when someone says something that pushes your buttons. Here’s to keeping your family celebrations happy!    

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Utilizing Your Imagination for Dramatic Relationship Results in 2016

Shift Happens – Utilizing Your Imagination for Dramatic Relationship Results in 2016

By | Counseling, Holidays, Intimacy, Love advice, Marriage Advice, Passion, Relationships | No Comments

Here are 5 powerful steps to take to dramatically improve your relationship in 2016: 1)  Forget history; ok maybe you cannot forget, but do not define your partner by his or her past behavior.  That could be very limiting and keeps a couple stuck in old negative patterns. 2)  Focus on what you want from your partner, even if you never or seldom have received it.  Imagine your partner giving you what you want. 3)  Thank your partner in advance…

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Time To Celebrate your Relationship and Open Up to Love

It’s Time To Celebrate your Relationship and Open Up to Love

By | Holidays, Love, Marriage Advice, Relationships, Successful Marriages | No Comments

CELEBRATE!  One of my favorite words.  The Merriam-Webster definition of ‘celebrate’ is: to do something special or enjoyable for an important event, occasion, holiday, etc. to praise (someone or something) : to say that (someone or something) is great or important This is the season that is most marked by celebration; many of the world’s religions have holidays to celebrate and of course we had Thanksgiving at the end of November and December ends with the celebration of the welcoming…

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Create a New Positive Family Legacy

By | Communication, Counseling, Dysfunctional Family, Family Relationships, Holidays, Marital Advice, Marital Problems, Marriage, Marriage Advice, Marriage Problems, Mind/Body Health, Parenting, Relationships, Toxic Relationships, Videos | No Comments

Family! Ever find your parents’ voice coming out of your mouth? Do you find yourself recreating the same patterns with your partner or children? Are you longing to have a different relationship with your family?  Sometimes, it seems that nothing will ever change. But, you have the ability to change EVERYTHING. By making a few adjustments in how YOU deal with your past, you will liberate your family to a new way of being! Watch this video for a quick, powerful list of 5…

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How to make the Holidays Happy: Putting Inner Peace Even Above Tradition

How to make the Holidays Happy: Putting Inner Peace Even Above Tradition

By | Dysfunctional Family, Family Relationships, Holidays, Love, Love advice, Marital Advice, Marriage Advice, Relationships | No Comments

Here’s a radical notion.  How about you feeling a great sense of well being during the holidays?  No stress, no rushing, no hurrying.  Is that even possible? Let’s look at our priorities, which we can only tell by our behavior.  For example, if in past holiday seasons you have spent more money than you had or were running around like a chicken without its head in the last few days before Christmas or Hanukkah, you made buying gifts or “being…

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Your Relationship Toolkit

By | Communication, Holidays, Intimacy, Love Languages, Marital Advice, Marriage Advice, Relationships, Romance, Sexy, Successful Marriages, The 5 Love Languages, The Five Love Languages | No Comments

During this month of November, I will be writing about three things for your Relationship Toolkit.  These tools are 3 of the most effective ways to lift the energy of yourself, your partner and your relationship.  Next week I will be talking about your Love Language.  Credit goes to Gary Chapman who wrote the book, “The Five Love Languages.”  I have done workshops using his ideas and they were total successes.  As you learn and speak the love language of…

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Happy New Year

By | Holidays, Todd’s Thursday Thought | No Comments

  Today is the first day of 2015.  What relationship strengths were revealed to you in 2014?  And what weaknesses showed up? We all have both.  What can you do to continue to utilize your strengths and work on your weaknesses? Do you need to become a better listener, more patient, more assertive, more of a leader or a follower?  Make this the year to focus on your relationship goals as well as your other goals.  Happy New Year and…

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Surviving the Holidays with a Dysfunctional Family

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Not all families are a pleasure to be around in the holidays. Here are 3 pointers to help you survive and maybe even thrive around a dysfunctional family during the holidays. Have other people there at the event that nourishes you. Have someone there you can turn to for support.  If there are in-laws, you need a promise from your partner that he or she will be supportive of you.  Strategize before you go so that your partner knows what…

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