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Interpersonal Warfare- 5 Cease Fire Tactics You May Not Have Tried

Next time you're batting heads with someone, give these strategies a try.

My friend called me upset and angry. She had a blow out fight with her boyfriend and couldn’t get past the frustration that he wouldn’t comply with a simple request she made of him. The request wasn’t significant but his refusal was monumental.

My friend attached deep meaning to his turndown causing her heart to feel weighted. Not expecting his reaction turned her hurt into fury. Nothing will launch anger faster than being thrown for a loop. Read more

Anchors Away: A Key To Ending Conflict & Triggering Peak Performance

Mastering the skill of anchoring and change virtually any area of your life.

Remember your first love? The phone ringing was enough to send chills down your spine. A positive anchor so strong that your beloved could display a dozen bad habits and you wouldn’t even bat an eye.

Why do some relationships that start out so good turn south and never come up to see the bright sky again? Why do our kids roll their eyes and do just the opposite of what we ask when we’re only trying to protect them? Read more

Love Notes

A love note is the perfect way to communicate affection.

My first love note was in 5th grade. I can remember the thrill of reading a few words on wide-lined notebook paper. As good as it gets.

Have love notes been replaced with texting (sexting)? Hopefully not. Love notes can send a powerful message to those you love because they meet a basic human need.

The need to be appreciated. 

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Sid’s Sense- King & Queen and Silver Bullets

Know who you can count on and who can count on you.

View previous posts in this series, Sid’s Sense.

I grew up in a traditional home with a father who worked long hours as an attorney and a mother who stayed home. I was lucky. It was a loving, peaceful home. Today I’ll share specific lessons I learned from my father about relationships. I’ll be elaborating on many of these in my we belong posts in the future.

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My Top 12 Marriage Myths

With 50% of all marriages ending in divorce, I think that's reason enough to question the status quo.

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Is There Such Thing as a Balanced Life?

Balance is best reserved for the circus.

If you’re life is filled with “to do’s,” “honey do’s,” and “absolutely gotta do’s,” you are not alone. The demands keep coming yet 24 hours will forever remain the amount of time in a day to meet all those demands.

Entering the blog world has exposed me to so many wisdom centers in our world. Themes of struggle, disconnect, and overwhelm are flooding the internet.

People are searching for a balance of home, career, spirituality, adventure, challenge, fulfillment, and the list goes on.

I have read more tips and strategies about how to lead a balanced life that I’m ready to walk a tightrope. Read more

The Fish Rots From Its Head Down

Parents set the tone

The most effective leaders live their mission. Great leaders have followers not always because their ideas are the best onMother Baby Fish the planet, but because they have the passion and enthusiasm to persuade others to buy in. Our families are no different.

The fish rots from its head down. If you’re out of shape, don’t exercise, eat junk food, hate your body, use alcohol to excess, screw your face up when you see a cooked vegetable, watch a lot of TV, you’re demonstrating your “normal.” You are setting up your children’s expectations when it comes to their own health. This is the real danger and why obesity is a family problem. Read more

Welcome to WE BELONG

Health, Love & Money-- in that order.

If I was to summarize my philosophy of life, that would be it.  As I will say many times, if we don’t have our health, nothing else really matters.  Look at the life of Apple executive and business icon, Steve Jobs.  He seemed to have everything one could hope for, including love and money, but unfortunately he did not have good health.  Sometimes we can’t control the genetic time bombs that may hide within, so all we can do is fuel our bodies with the best internal army to fight off what we can.  Lance Armstrong is a good example of a body that was so fit that it could handle more powerful cancer fighting drugs when the drugs themselves would have destroyed most people. Read more