Our Goals and Ideas: A source of inspiration, or a source of pressure and disappointment

Ever feel like this donkey? Have you ever had goals work against you because they’re too big or unrealistic? Your goals and ideas about life can help rally your focus and motivation, or they can backfire. If you’ve fallen short … Continue reading

My Parents are Divorced…Does that Mean that I’m Likely to get Divorced, too?

Whether married, test-driving spouses, or single, we often see a trend: people whose parents divorced often end up living chronically worried or relationship-phobic. Maybe you already see yourself repeating some of their dysfunctional patterns in your own relationships? Yes, we … Continue reading

Do you find yourself on too many lukewarm dates?

Today’s video describes how people who are dating often get consumed, distracted, or worn out by all the noise in their heads. You’ll see how a simple shift inside you can set you on a different track that can bring … Continue reading

Has Your Relationship Gone Stale?

A father of three told me recently, “My wife and I do great running a household together, but somewhere along the line, the fun and connection got lost.” So is it possible to get that connection back? Absolutely. And in … Continue reading

Are you married to your phone?

Do you spend more quality time with your phone than anyone else in your life? In this short audio recording, we show how it’s possible to have a healthy and ‘obsession-free’ relationship with technology without having to give it up … Continue reading

Parenting can be a challenge during the holidays… a full house, so much to do…

  If you could use some Parenting Pixie dust, here’s a recent talk we gave at a conference in Minneapolis on the Four Big Parenting Traps and how you can avoid them. Hope this makes your holidays happier!  Click here … Continue reading

What if I’m not an epiphany person? How change happens for the rest of us.

Do you ever wish you were one of those people that had a huge life-changing ephipany? What if you’re not one of those epiphany people? Barbara Patterson brings to light a whole new way to see change in yourself and … Continue reading

Losing my Coolant

Last week the “low coolant level” indicator came on my dashboard. My husband said he’d check it when I got home but since I got home dark, he couldn’t get to it. The next day I was driving to an … Continue reading

Same problems happening over and over? Get on a different track.

People often struggle with the same big problems over and over again. Even though the flare-ups are repetitive and predictable, we often don’t get any better at handling them. This recording talks about how people can get on a proactive … Continue reading

2 Reasons Life Can’t Drag You Down (for very long)

Most of the time I know life can’t make me suffer, that the real cause of my suffering is my own thinking. But sometimes I can’t help but feel like there are a few things that are objectively horrid for … Continue reading

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