September 26, 2017

Pride, shame, and guilt are often referred to as the “self-conscious emotions.” 

Pride feels better than shame or guilt, though, right?  Not really.

All 3 emotions stimulate related neural circuits in our brain, namely in the brain’s reward center.   This is why it can f...

September 1, 2017

Chances are that you or someone you know has been affected by Hurricane Harvey.  Whether you swam to safety, had family who lost possessions, or saw the devastation on television, in the days/weeks/months to come, it would be completely normal for you to continue to ex...

December 14, 2016

As the holiday season kicks into full gear, it is easy to be focused on our to-do lists, our gift list, our calendar.  It's easy to stress about the holiday meal, the family coming into town, running out of wrapping paper.  We can become consumed with getting everythin...

October 8, 2015

Brene Brown is not afraid of what people think about her honesty, research, and analysis.  She has spent the last thirteen years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.  As parents, these are feelings to which we can all relate.  She has written a manif...

July 28, 2015

The importance of married spouses being friends, even best friends, cannot be overemphasized. 

 

John Gottman, a relationship researcher and expert, has found that deep friendship is critical between spouses who want a happy marriage. His research has shown that deep fri...

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