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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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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    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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    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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    Is your smartphone harming your relationship?

    Is your smartphone harming your relationship?

    Just how much does technology interferes with your relationship? Today’s smartphones enables you to constantly be in contact with everyone, with the office, and access the Internet or the cloud for needed information on the fly. That's good, right?

    "It depends" is the answer.

    Constant and easy access to technology can often overwhelm the positives and make these devices harmful to your relationships and life. More and more texts, tweets, FaceBook messages, and Candy Crush or other games tend to crowd your time together.

    Today I'm going to share how devices can be harmful not only to your relationships, but also to your health.  Then I will offer some tips on how to use your smartphone to your advantage, instead of to your detriment.

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    The power of two little words to keep your relationship fresh.

    The power of two little words to keep your relationship fresh.

    There are two simple words that are so powerful it amazes me they are not used more often. The two words are “Thank You.”  I want to challenge you to use them more frequently this month.

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