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  • How To Get Along With Parents
    How to Make Peace with Your Parents — And Just About Anybody Else How to Make Peace with Your Parents — And Just About Anybody Else

    How to Make Peace with Your Parents — And Just About Anybody Else

How to Make Peace with Your Parents — And Just About Anybody Else

“It’s always something or your mother,” as Wynona Judd is fond of saying.  I guess she should know.  She and her mother Naomi Judd were one of the most successful duos in country music history, and the backstory of their complicated relationship has been well documented on reality TV.  
By |May, 17th, 2019|Happiness, Personal Growth, Relationships, Resilience|Comments Off on How to Make Peace with Your Parents — And Just About Anybody Else
  • Heart Health
    How Resilience Protects Your Heart – Inside and Out How Resilience Protects Your Heart – Inside and Out

    How Resilience Protects Your Heart – Inside and Out

How Resilience Protects Your Heart – Inside and Out

“What’s your why?” I knew that question would be a great ice-breaker at the American Heart Association event I was hosting. The answers came quickly, and all of them were personal: names of relatives and friends who had survived — or not — from heart disease or stroke.  Some answers struck even closer to […]
By |April, 6th, 2019|Resilience|Comments Off on How Resilience Protects Your Heart – Inside and Out
  • #couples
    How Treating Your Spouse Like a Stranger Can Improve Your Relationship How Treating Your Spouse Like a Stranger Can Improve Your Relationship

    How Treating Your Spouse Like a Stranger Can Improve Your Relationship

How Treating Your Spouse Like a Stranger Can Improve Your Relationship

“Go out on a date together,” marriage counselors encourage couples.  A good idea in theory, right? (more…)
By |February, 5th, 2019|Love & Marriage|Comments Off on How Treating Your Spouse Like a Stranger Can Improve Your Relationship
  • Happiness
    How to Get Smarter and Happier by This Time Next Year How to Get Smarter and Happier by This Time Next Year

    How to Get Smarter and Happier by This Time Next Year

How to Get Smarter and Happier by This Time Next Year

I’ve noticed the things that overwhelm us during the holidays are really no different from what stresses us out the rest of the year.  They’re actually amped-up versions of two life dilemmas we wrestle with any time of year:  “Person A, B, or C (or all of the above) is driving me crazy with their…  Can you […]
By |December, 24th, 2018|Happiness, Personal Growth|Comments Off on How to Get Smarter and Happier by This Time Next Year
  • journaling helps reduce stress
    Holiday Stress?  Write It Off. Holiday Stress?  Write It Off.

    Holiday Stress? Write It Off.

Holiday Stress? Write It Off.

The best part of showing up for the University of Louisville Depression Center Conference in November isn’t the continuing education credits.  It may sound strange, but I was invigorated and […]
By |December, 4th, 2018|Happiness, Resilience|Comments Off on Holiday Stress? Write It Off.
  • Lonely?  You’re Not Alone Lonely?  You’re Not Alone

    Lonely? You’re Not Alone

Lonely? You’re Not Alone

What could possibly be more hazardous to your health than obesity, drinking excessively or smoking up to fifteen cigarettes a day?  Does it surprise you to know that it’s loneliness? (more…)
By |July, 16th, 2018|Happiness, Relationships|Comments Off on Lonely? You’re Not Alone
  • Relationship Repair:  How to Rewind Love Relationship Repair:  How to Rewind Love

    Relationship Repair: How to Rewind Love

Relationship Repair: How to Rewind Love

“You can’t fast-forward heartbreak and you can’t rewind love– and that’s just one big bummer,” according to comedienne Chelsea Handler.  (more…)
By |June, 18th, 2018|Love & Marriage|Comments Off on Relationship Repair: How to Rewind Love
  • Shut Up and Meditate [video] Shut Up and Meditate [video]

    Shut Up and Meditate [video]

Shut Up and Meditate [video]

It was an unexpected comment from an unlikely source.  I was sitting there minding my own business at the Louisville Heart Ball when one of the healthcare executives at my table made an interesting comment.  “It seems that most high-performing professionals attribute their success to some type of mindfulness practice.”
By |March, 31st, 2018|Mindfulness|Comments Off on Shut Up and Meditate [video]