Relationships

No one gets a free pass when it comes to grief, and I sure wasn’t an exception.

Not even two months after the death of my son in the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, I knew in my heart I would start...

The fifth agreement is: be skeptical, but learn to listen. Be skeptical because most of what you hear isn’t true.

You know that humans speak with symbols and that symbols aren’t the truth. Symbols are only the truth because we...

Dear Dad,

Over the last few days, my thoughts have been drawn back to our last phone call time and again. I wonder if you have any idea how profound it was for me.

You were in a good mood when we spoke, not rushed or distracted. We...

“Papa, what’s your battle plan?” My granddaughter Natalia has asked me that question for the three years we’ve been having imaginary galactic battles. Her army is mainly Pokémon, popular characters that come to us from Japan. They have strengths...

The Getting the Love You Want online workshop gives couples the concepts and tools they need to achieve safety, sustain deep connection, and experience joyful aliveness. Learning a new way to talk, removing negativity, and expressing caring...

A loving primary relationship can inspire and support a fully engaged life. Yet it’s not easy for relationships to stay fresh and evolve amid the demands of family, work, and society.

In this couples workshop—rich with creativity,...

Taking intentional steps to remember our loved ones is a vital key to healing. Individuals who honor family and friends, who proactively keep the memories of loved ones present in their lives, almost always fare better emotionally than those who...

Each decade of your life brings new challenges, goals, pleasures, and horizons. When the trauma of divorce, illness, or tragedy—or sudden good fortune—strikes you, or when you gradually become dissatisfied or aimless, it’s time to take stock and...

What new venture or passion is calling out to you? What is your deepest longing? Take the time to envision the next phase of your life in a safe and compassionate environment where you can begin to claim what is just beyond your reach.

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Most of us experience relationship injuries, perhaps from an unfaithful partner, an alcoholic parent, or an ungrateful child. Learn the profound, life-affirming, healing process called acceptance, which allows you to make peace with...

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