If Opposites Attract, Can Differences Make It Last?

What is the best balance of similarities and differences between two people that makes for happy relationships? The old saying that opposites attract might be true when it comes to the initial stages of a relationship. But as time wears on, it could very well be those opposites that start to bug the other partner. […] Continue If Opposites Attract, Can Differences Make It Last?

American Aggression – Nature Or Now Rude Behavior???

I often hear people referring to America’s greatness as stemming from its aggressive stance in conquering anything (and everything). We settled the Old West through our ‘rugged determinism’, and ‘tamed the Wild Beasts’ (i.e. Native Americans), through the use of powerful guns and legislation to control those who were left. Conquering Mt. Everest was seen […] Continue American Aggression – Nature Or Now Rude Behavior???

The Key to the Success of Your Relationship?

Writers both online and in print have discovered that the quickest way to get a reader’s attention in a busy world is to put whatever one has to say into a list, preferably one that’s not too long. Lists simplify the reading and thinking process so that we only need to check off quickly what […] Continue The Key to the Success of Your Relationship?

Dating And Mating

Every few months I notice a mainstream column or TV talk show discussing dating, as if this is some new activity people have recently discovered and have no clue (or confidence) on how to approach. Perhaps, we, as a society, might offer some parental guidance for possible consideration (while leaving lots of room for creativity […] Continue Dating And Mating

Creating Vibrancy through Friendship and Walking in the Rain

Recently, one of my most treasured friends asked me to get together that afternoon. I’ve been coaching her in her personal health goals and, in return, she unwaveringly volunteers as my sounding board for some of the intricacies of life. It’s one of those serendipitous occurrences that happen naturally when we truly connect with and […] Continue Creating Vibrancy through Friendship and Walking in the Rain

How Is Faith a Key to Successful Relationships?

One of the takeaways of the field of religious studies is that there are at least two ways that people think about this thing they call “faith.” Interestingly, one of those definitions is more important than another when we speak of the word faith as a crucial factor in healthy human relationships. We’re not talking […] Continue How Is Faith a Key to Successful Relationships?

Our Modern Management-By-Crisis

We’ve all heard the classic phrase, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Well, in today’s fast-paced, winner-take-all, ‘no limits’ and ‘no fears’ lifestyles, this appears to have somehow been forgotten, and the stakes (and ‘pound of cure’ costs) are staggering! For what it is worth, America is not alone, but I […] Continue Our Modern Management-By-Crisis