The Positive Factor

The Positive Factor

How do you keep your relationships fresh, alive, and passionate?

By cultivating 3 important factors:

  1. The positive factor

  2. The heart connection factor

  3. The vulnerability factor.

Today we are going to talk about the Positive Factor, because almost every couple I work with is in a disheartening negative spiral and therefore in a funk of bad feelings. 

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Relaxation Day!

Relaxation Day!

Life can be very fast pace at times and we all need a day to celebrate like this one. So go ahead, you can let yourself have this day for yourself. You deserve it. Just kick back and relax. Get rid of that hectic lifestyle and enjoy this day, alone or with your partner. 

If you need ideas, check out the following 10 tips on relaxing to make celebrating this holiday a breeze:

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Simplify!

Simplify!

It is said that simplicity is the virtue of removing the extraneous to reveal the essence.

The beginning of August is National Simplify Your Life Week.  It's a good time to streamline your home life. That's because simplicity is a test of whether you're clear about your priorities.

Our immediate environment is a reflection of our mindset - a neat and organized home reflects the discipline with which we approach our relationships. Clutter, on the other hand, betrays our sloppiness.

In a complex world, simplicity wins because it helps you be calmer, nicer, and make better decisions . I’m sharing 3 suggestions on how to simplify.  


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May was mental health awareness month

May was mental health awareness month

With Mental Health Awareness Month coming to an end, I thought I could share a few helpful tips for couples to take care of their mental health. Happy brain, happy relationship! 

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The best antidote to fear

The best antidote to fear

We seem to leave in a world that promotes fear. Learn what can be the best antidote to prevent fear and enhance your life and relaitonships.

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    How to set up a goal setting process that actually works for your relationship

    How to set up a goal setting process that actually works for your relationship

    Yes, this blog is about goal setting again! It's part of my mini-series about change.  But don't freak out! And don't go away!  I’m not repeating the same old stuff you’ve already seen many times the first week of this new year.

    Most people think that goal setting is all about thinking what they want to accomplish this year. Then, write it down, and work backwards to create mini goals to make them actionable. Well yes. . . sort of. . . That's part of it. But the problem is that people work at this backwards. That's the last part. So, stay with me and things will become clear. 

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    The Greatest Gift

    The Greatest Gift

    Do you remember what was the greatest gift you ever got? Dr. Ada tells about her greatest gift and shares a poem.

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    Why change doesn't work

    Why change doesn't work

    We are starting the last month of the year. As the year starts unwinding to it’s end, we tend to become more contemplative of our life and work. We take inventory. We weight opportunities. We think about change. . .

    Unfortunately, after many years of doing the same, making new resolutions for the new year, and failing at them, many give up on change and on themselves. If you are like them, you think about change, but have come to HATE change. . . or your failure with change. In today's post learn what works.

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    4 suggestions for expressing gratitude to your partner

    4 suggestions for expressing gratitude to your partner

    It’s the time of year in the US when we all remember to give thanks for our many blessings. It’s a good practice. Yet, it seems to me that since gratitude is so powerful and important, designating only one day a year to giving thanks is not enough!  

    Find out why it's important to share gratitude every day.

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    Do you want to feel “in love” again with each other?

    Do you want to feel “in love” again with each other?

    I bet when you were dating you could hardly keep your hands off each other. Any time you saw each other was a great opportunity for (at least) hugs and kisses. Yet, many of the couples that seek my services for relationship coaching hardly touch each other anymore. They barely look up from their games or electronic gadgets, or from their work, when the other walks in or out. How sad! No wonder they tell me they are not "in love" anymore! Want to feel in love again? The key is to express more affection, both emotionally and physically. Today we are going to talk about the physical side of expressing affection.

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    How to turn hope into a practical plan for relationship growth

    How to turn hope into a practical plan for relationship growth

    Hope is one of those words that brings a lot of good feelings. When people become hopeless they get depressed, “lose heart,” “give up.” Some even want to die. No case of suicide has ever happened because the person had too much hope. Without hope you don’t take action on anything, much less tackle change. Hope get you up in the morning. As a couple, hope makes you stay together, strategize and act upon your dreams and goals. 

    So hope is good. . . right? Well. . . kind of. . . You see, hope can also derail you. . .

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    Have you become "hard of listening?"

    Have you become "hard of listening?"

    Some people are hard of hearing, but many more are hard of listening. In this blogpost you will find out why!

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