Tuesday
Jan222013

Men~ Time to get your dusting on...

Women who report a fair division of housework were happier in their marriages than women who thought their husbands didn’t do their fair share. Wives also spent more quality (wink, wink) time with their husbands when they thought the housework was divided fairly.

 

While men's participation in household chores has risen dramatically, unfortunately, it still lags behind the participation of women.

If asked right now, would both you and your partner agree that housework is equally divided? Who has the better deal?

Intentionally yours,

Lisa

Tuesday
Jan152013

TED Talk: What FEAR can teach us, by Karen Thompson Walker

That's right, FEAR doesn't have to be always be negative. I tell my clients to look at all emotions (the good, bad, and the ugly) as their EMOTIONAL GPS. Each emotion is a guide as to what we want more of or what we should steer clear of. However, our emotions can mislead us. Sometimes we respond automatically based on past experiences which is often not helpful in the current situation. We can learn a lot about ourselves when we SIT WITH OUR FEAR.

Is it time for YOU to get curious about the story you are telling yourself and learn to read this story in a more helpful, productive, and less emotionally-reactive way? Marriage and Family Therapists can help you explore your sense of FEAR, understand what layers are not useful, and translate your story into preparation and action.

Intentionally yours,

Lisa

Thursday
Jan032013

The Stress of Infertility

The whirlwind of emotions experienced by couples dealing with infertility can leave the individuals feeling like they are losing control of themselves and their relationship. Exploring your emotions, establishing boundaries, and discussing how you and your partner can support each other during this difficult time can help provide you both the courage, strength and clarity to make the choices right for you both.

Intentionally yours,

Lisa

Thursday
Jan032013

 

Need help changing your unhelpful thoughts? Couple and Family Therapists can help! January is a great time to seek assistance.

Intentionally yours,

Lisa

Tuesday
Jan012013

Do It DIFFERENT this year!! Cheers to 2013!

 

Courtesy of Abby Hunter's Pinterest Page.

Intentionally Yours,

Lisa