relationships

Posts on how to get more meaning with those that you love.

Simple Conversation Starters for Your Holiday Gathering

No matter how you’re spending this holiday season, chances are, there will be increased opportunity for conversation. Whether you’re spending lots of time with close family, or sitting next to your second cousin, it’s possible to have more meaningful conversation. Or maybe you’re joining a group of neighbors for the …

The Holiday Tradition I Gave Up

You know those slightly annoying people who love the holidays? Like over the top, Will Ferrell in Elf, kind of love? That’s totally me. I started planning my tree in October, I’ve been editing my holiday playlist since last year, and I’ve been jonesing to break out my spiced cider …

How to Avoid an Argument at Thanksgiving: 5 Simple Tips

Pass the turkey and mashed potatoes, but hold the drama, please! Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude and good company, yet sometimes it can take a tense turn. Today, I’m thrilled to be sharing 5 super simple ways to avoid an argument around the Thanksgiving table.. Take a few minutes …

The Important Lesson College Football Taught Me

It’s college football season, and if you know me, you know I love college football, in particular my beloved Sooners. Several weeks ago, while watching highlights, I had a major a-ha moment about comparing yourself to others. Click on the video below to hear my epiphany and how it can …

How to Be More Interesting

Do you know someone who is super interesting? Someone who always seems to have a cool experience or funny story to share. Someone who draws you into conversation so you’re totally engaged. You often leave interactions with this person thinking, “Man, they are cool.” Surely, you know someone like this. …

Why You Need to Plan Weekends with Your Partner

Today, I’m dishing out some free relationship advice. It’s short, simple, but oh so important. Plan weekends with your partner. No joke. I want you to set aside a few minutes on Thursday to plan out what’s on the agenda for the weekend. I’m convinced it’s a relationship saver.   …

Do You Worry About What Others Think? Read This!

First things, first. This post had an alternate title of “What James Corden, Adele, and Carpool Karaoke taught me about not giving a flip what others think about me.” My SEO guide told me the title was too long, so I went with the title you see instead. But please …

5 Statements Just as Powerful as “I Love You”

What if I told you that I think the phrase “I love you” is a bit overrated? I know, I know, I sound bonkers. “I love you” is often considered the ultimate statement of affection. No doubt “I love you” is a meaningful phrase, but it’s one that we use …