Relationships


New Year Resolutions to Enhance Relationships

by Karyn Maczka, MA, MFTI.

Every New Year presents us with a fresh opportunity to refocus our intentions for the upcoming months, as well as to make changes to those aspects of our lives that have not been fully satisfying for us. Oftentimes, even despite our initial determination, we get caught in the business of everyday life and fail to nurture our connection with those we love and care for.

Befriending Technology… and making it work for you!

It is not just kids who are on constantly plugged into their devices anymore. We all have replaced so many things in our lives with smart phones and tablets.

My colleague, Dr. Linda Bortell, and I have joined the 21st century movement and have developed an app for people going through divorce. We called it DIVORCEWORKS because you CAN make divorce work!

Body image and a healthy sense of self

We live in a world that values appearance. Whether we like to admit it or not we form our first impressions based on very superficial features. Some of us are able to look past what is on the cover of the book and look inside for it’s true value. Others remain preoccupied with the cover and buy into the advertised message.

Anger is a difficult emotion

Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy – Aristotle Very often people struggle with knowing […]

Mistakes are learning opportunities

If you shut your door to all errors truth will be shut out.  ~Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds, 1916 As children we are made to fear mistakes because mistakes are often followed by some form of punishment or negative consequences. This may be the reason why we continue to view mistakes as shameful and bad rather […]