Girlfriends and Hardware Stories: 2 Keys to Improving Your Relationship

As women, we long so much to connect with our partners, to have those deep conversations with our husbands and boyfriends that feel richly emotional, raw and vulnerable. Like the talks you have with your girlfriends! And if you don’t have a girlfriend who can hold this kind of space for you, you need to… Continue reading Girlfriends and Hardware Stories: 2 Keys to Improving Your Relationship

Why men can feel isolated in relationships

There's a social construct that men fix things, are do-ers, and take a pragmatic approach when obstacles arise. Problems are to be analyzed and solved. In relationships, this often works, for a while. An attentive husband/partner may say: "What can I do to help? Tell me what's wrong? Have you thought about trying this instead?"… Continue reading Why men can feel isolated in relationships

What You Need to Know to Understand and Reduce Mental Health Stigma

In honor of World Mental Health Day 2016, I want to address the important issue of stigma and mental illness. Recent statistics indicate that approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. will experience mental illness in a given year. Suicide rates continue to climb, with suicide being the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., equivalent… Continue reading What You Need to Know to Understand and Reduce Mental Health Stigma