S2-004: Waffles & Spaghetti – Our Brains are Wired Differently!

Seriously!  Men and Women’s brains are wired differently!  Very differntly! Waffles & Spaghetti is a great metaphor  for understanding and enjoying the differences! Part 1 of my Marriage MBA™ framework is Clarity.  This week we dive a bit deeper in getting more clarity about ourselves and our spouse! The more we understand ourselves and our… Read more »

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3 Skills to Handle Conflict More Effectively

Few people want to talk about conflict, let alone engage in conflict.  Our natural tendency is to shy away from conflict and view it as a bad thing.  In fact, over 85% of the population is inherently wired to avoid conflict at all costs.  The rest of us tend to scare the few brave souls… Read more »

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When you decide to discuss something is almost as important as How you discuss it. I have blown the timing of a conversation many times, and that’s part of what taught me to think about the when as much as I think about the how. And I do think about the how… alot How will… Read more »

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Mike Kim’s Influence & Impact Event

Connection trumped networking. Friends finally meeting face to face. A relaxed, generous, raucous crowd.   Mike Kim’s Influence & Impact event felt more like a reunion. Let me take you back to Tuesday at 4:15 in the afternoon when Mike closed the event. He graciously thanked the stellar speakers, gave kudos to his team, and special… Read more »

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The Art of Listening Well when a Friend is Facing Hard Times

  A few months ago, as I was finalizing the launch plan for my upcoming book, working harder than ever to balance work demands and family needs, I went through a very dark, personal trial.  For over three months, I received anonymous, inappropriate text messages, voicemails and images on my cell phone.  Each time the… Read more »

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5 Ways to Improve Any Relationship

Tension at the dinner table, strained conversation with your spouse, tumult with your teen, confusion and chaos with coworkers…these are all common relationship problems that can lead to stress, anxiety and frustration. And nobody wants that. What we all want are better relationships with the people in our lives but often we have no idea… Read more »

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Three Lessons That Dramatically Improved My Marriage

What started as a fairy tale, turned into a nightmare when I realized that my husband, John, didn’t complete me. The marriage didn’t meet my every need or take away my struggles, insecurities, or loneliness. Marriage helped in these areas, but ultimately, I am responsible for my growth. John didn’t complete me, and that isn’t… Read more »

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3 Things to Say to Your Dad Before It’s Too Late

Show your appreciation with words that touch his heart and remind him just how grateful you are that he is your dad! Your words will mean the world to him. —   Deep down we all want to know our lives have an impact. I peeked into the sunroom, to check up on our son… Read more »

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5 Ways to Stay Motivated After a Failure

Any worthwhile endeavor inevitably includes failure in our pursuit of success. No one likes to fail, and we certainly shy away from discussing our failures. The thought of broadcasting them to the world can cause an outbreak of hives. Yet, those who enjoy the greatest success, don’t fear failure and are even willing to talk… Read more »

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3 Days Could Change the Course of Your Relationship!

Many couples don’t get enough time together due to work, entrepreneurship, and most of all KIDS! It is easy to go weeks without a significant interaction with your spouse, let alone a romantic one. Back when our kids were little, we were always tired. Too tired to talk. Too tired for date night. Too tired… Read more »

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Creating a Haven of Peace with Joanne Miller on The Better Relationship Podcast

Being married is challenging. Add being married to an entrepreneur and the difficulties and challenges grow exponentially. With candor, honesty, and humor, my friend, Joanne Miller talks business, bankruptcy, and blessings in the midst of raising babies and growing a strong marriage, while intentionally Creating a Haven of Peace. Joanne Miller, is an artist, speaker, blogger,… Read more »

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Women Leaders in a Glass Ceiling World

Assertive leadership and ambition are applauded in men, but women are often called bossy or aggressive when demonstrating those same qualities.  Regardless of your politics, it is heartening to see a female presidential candidate shattering one of the toughest glass ceilings in America.  But, she is paying for it on many fronts. As a woman,… Read more »

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Social Wealth w/ Jason Treu on The Better Relationship Podcast #048

Jason Treu, of BeExtraordinary.tv believes that people and your relationships are your true “wealth.” Everything we accomplish in life is with or through other people, or what Jason calls, Social Wealth.  Jason shares strategies from his bestselling book, Social Wealth to equip you to maximize your relationships for greater business success and personal fulfillment in life.

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True Confessions: Marriage is Hard

This post by Richard Paul Evans is profound and a beautiful portrayal of how hard -but oh so worth it- marriage can be. The hubs and I will celebrate 33 years of marriage on 6/24 and we too have spent years fighting, in silence, distant and discouraged… and in the midst of them there was… Read more »

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The Referral of a Lifetime w/ Tim Templeton

Tim Templeton, bestselling author of The Referral of a Lifetime, shares insider tips for creating powerful relationships that yield success in business and fulfillment in life.  As an experienced business coach and speaker, Tim helps others reach their goals and personal potential in business. He outlines his 5 point system for gaining referrals for a… Read more »

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