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Rewiring the Brain: Cognitive Cycles

Rewiring the Brain: Cognitive Cycles

Last week, we talked about how the brain works. Now that we understand the basics of neurology, we can learn how to help our brains work healthily!  Brain/Body Interactive Cycle This is the basic process that occurs as we interact with the world. When something...

Neurology Made Easy: Upper and Lower Brain

Neurology Made Easy: Upper and Lower Brain

What is “Neurology Made Easy?” This topic is designed to help you understand a little bit more about how our brains work! The brain is an organ, just like any other. If we give our brains the things they need, barring rare cases of a chronic biological problem, or...

The Attachment Cycle

The Attachment Cycle

What is Attachment Theory? I wrote a previous blog post explaining attachment theory and the secure base relationship. Check it out here! To summarize briefly, attachment theory explains how we relate to the most important people in our lives.  Attachment is a Cycle...

Resource Management

Resource Management

What is Resource Management? Resource Management is the idea that we need to effectively and proactively manage our lives so that we maintain the necessary energy/emotional resources to contribute to our relationships and deal with the problems and setbacks that are...

Sexuality

Sexuality

Why is Sexuality Important? The goal and result of healthy sexuality in a marriage is closeness! Sex has the potential to bind us together. The way we handle sex influences the love in our relationship, and the love and safety in our relationship influences sex. Sex...

CORE

CORE

What is CORE? I have always been really interested in personality. It’s one of the things that got me interested in being a therapist/coach in the first place, because personality helps us understand who we are and what makes us tick and also helps us understand other...

The Attachment Relationship: Why is it Important?

The Attachment Relationship: Why is it Important?

What is Attachment Theory?Attachment Theory is super near and dear to my heart.It is a theory of development that helps us understand how to relate and interact with each other better than any other theory or tool that I am aware of. Why is it Important?There are...

The Relationship Reservoir

The Relationship Reservoir

Relationship Fillers In our last post, we talked about the importance of adding daily fillers to your individual reservoir in order to be emotionally healthy and happy. Likewise, our relationships also need resources in order to function well. Any time that you have...

Welcome to Healthy and Happy!

Welcome to Healthy and Happy!

Welcome to the Healthy and Happy Relationship blog. Why “Healthy and Happy” and not “Happy and Healthy” ? In order to have happy relationships and happy lives, we have to be willing to do the things that create “Happy.” In other words, you have to start with healthy...