Category Archives: Relationships

How to Manage Your Stress

Got stress? Here’s what you can do to help yourself: Change the way you think.
See the full video by Dr.Mike Evans here:

23 1/2 Hours

Great instructional video on the value of moving for just 30 minutes day. Shocking and inspiring. See it here:

How to Get a Social Life 101

We all lead very busy lives. Hectic schedules, demanding jobs, a never ending stream of social media, and old friends that have moved away or are just as busy in their own loves can leave us feeling lonely and wondering where everyone went. Sometimes we have to make a conscious effort to get out there, and get a life.

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This article is full of good reminders on how to do just that:

Keeping Sex Alive in Marriage

This NY Times article reviews a new book and TED talk that addresses the psychology of keeping sex alive in a marriage.

“Perhaps not since Dr. Ruth commandeered American airwaves in the 1980s has there been a public figure with so much of an audience for her work on human sexuality. But if Dr. Ruth was trying to talk explicitly about the mechanics of sex in a pre-Lewinsky, relatively tame media environment, Ms. Perel has captured attention in the era of the oversexed. Instead of offering more explicitness, she writes and talks about the aspects of sexuality that can’t be captured on a screen, the hidden, psychological states that do or do not set the mechanics in motion.

“Blatantness doesn’t inspire you these days,” said Ms. Perel, drinking French press coffee in the kitchen of her downtown Manhattan apartment not long ago. She was wearing huge sparkling hoop earrings and a tank top. “But to talk about mystery is immensely inspiring.” Embracing the mysteries of desire means she is also not on the hook for offering prescriptive answers to reviving a sex life that’s flatlined. “Americans fundamentally believe there is not a problem that does not have a solution — it’s the Nike approach: Just do it. But try to apply that to eroticism?” she asked, then shook her head. “I don’t have answers, as in ‘This is what you do.’ I do say, ‘This how I think it works.’ ”

Read the article here:
See the TED video here:

Rethinking Our Assumptions About Retirement

Interesting article form the NY Times about baby boomer retirement trends.

“Aside from money worries, there is a more basic reason many baby boomers continue working: because they want to, and, perhaps more important, because they can. In a quarterly report released in October, UBS Wealth Management Americas revealed that most investors don’t feel “old” until they turn 80, up from 60 during their parents’ generation.”

Read the entire article here:

Brene Brown on Shame and the Power of Vulnerability

I love Brene Brown’s TED videos. They are insightful and inspiring. Watch this instead of re-runs on TV tonight:

The Power of Vulnerability

Listening to Shame