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Here’s 1 thing to do with the 1 thing Now that you’ve taken some time to reflect, here’s 1 thing you can do with the 1 thing. Tell the people in your life that you love them. It’s that simple. Don’t let spring break go by without telling your spouse, kid(s), or a close friend […]
I’m writing this blog in the Phoenix airport. In about an hour I will be leaving 90 degree temps in route to Chicago where I’ll be greeted by snow and cold. That’s not why I am unhappy right now. I just left my son Jordan after a week-long father/son journey. My daughter Candace joined us for part […]
How to give your marriage front burner time Couples are quick to admit they want to spend more time together. I hear this daily in my office. Moving into that space is difficult. When I ask, “How do you want to do this?” I get a “deer in the headlights” reaction. Couples are afraid to act. Fear of […]
Yesterday morning while laying in bed my wife Marian brought me a cup of coffee. Nothing unusual. It’s part of our morning routine. Until I looked in the cup and noticed she made a mistake. “Sweetheart, you gave me your cup of coffee.” (I drink my coffee black.) “Oh no Big Boy.” she replied with a cute […]
Everything seems to be going well between you. You’re having a good day. Suddenly you say or do something rather benign and your spouse explodes or overreacts emotionally. You’re wondering, “What just happened?” Guess what? You accidentally tripped your spouse’s emotional trigger. What are emotional triggers? Here are a few things you should know about emotional […]
“Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.” Steve Jobs Ten years ago Steve Jobs set things in motion when he introduced the iPhone. His goal was to create a device that formed a bond with the user. In his own words, “I want to make a phone […]
You’re just trying to get dinner on the table so the kids can eat, finish homework, take baths, and get to bed at a reasonable hour. But the kids aren’t cooperating and your spouse is stuck on the phone dealing with a client problem. Things are heating up–and I’m not referring to what’s on the […]
We were vacationing in Washington, D.C. I didn’t have the energy to walk for than a hundred yards before I had to sit down. Later that evening in a cold sweat, I was taken to Georgetown University Hospital. The next morning the doctor and I had a long conversation about my busy life. He said, “Don, […]
It doesn’t feel right. “We are not connected.” You convince yourself it will get better. “We’re just busy. A lot going on. Everyone else seems to have their struggles too. Maybe I just need to adapt to the way things are now. Note to self – Don’t be so uptight!” Sound familiar? Frog in the Kettle Syndrome […]