What is a CliftonStrengths Coach?

“What would happen if we studied what was right with people instead of what was wrong with people?” – Don Clifton, founder of CliftonStrengths. It started with one man who was brave enough to call out the former approach to human development, which previously approached change by identifying and correcting weaknesses. Instead, Clifton suggested, the […]

Is Sex Important in a Relationship?

Inquiring minds would like to know: Is sex important in a relationship? The answer is… well, it’s complicated. Sex and intimacy are such a complex part of a person’s individual world and there are so many varying preferences on sex, that it’s difficult to offer a general answer to the question. Individuals can have different […]

Relationships Are Hard

Real talk: relationships are hard. One myth that needs to be debunked about relationships is that if it’s right, it should be easy and smooth all the time. The romanticized idea that relationships are all chocolates, gifts, and roses is outdated, and quite frankly isn’t based in reality. This take on relationships is not setting […]

ADHD and Relationships

As awareness about ADHD is spreading, it makes sense to explore the impact of ADHD on relationships. Sometimes, when we gain an understanding about why our partner behaves the way they do, it can open the door to creative problem-solving within the relationship. It’s important to remember that only a licensed professional can make a […]

How To Make Up After a Fight

Arguing or fighting in a relationship can be tough. We try so hard most of the time to not upset our partner, but inevitably there will be times when we hurt or disappoint them. There will also be times when your partner hurts or disappoints you- we are human, and messing up is part of […]

My Partner Drinks More Than Me

When first starting to date someone, grabbing drinks & dinner is usually a go-to outing. Meeting for cocktails or coming over for a glass of wine are ways that couples who are getting to know each other can unwind together (if no one identifies as sober). But there is a lot of room on the […]

Having Hard Conversations in a Relationship

Ugh – that dreaded “we have to talk” conversation. Inevitably, in all relationships, there are issues that need to be discussed. Disagreements and conflict are a very normal part of even the healthiest of relationships. You are two separate people with two separate pasts that you each bring to the relationship. And that separateness means […]

23 Ways to Say I Love You

Valentine’s Day 2023 is just around the corner and we’re excited to share the love! To celebrate, we’ve rounded up 23 unique ways to express your love, without actually saying, “I love you.” You can use the following list to spread love in a relationship with your partner, your children, or even a friend. Pick […]

Relationship Messages: Not Just an Empty Carton

Relationship messages from an empty orange juice container? Indeed.   After a long day at work, you come home and kick off your shoes, toss your keys on the end table, round the corner to the kitchen for a little snack and boom – there it is, mocking you. The silhouette of an empty orange […]

Parenting a Troubled Teen, Together

It can be scary for a parent to see their teen struggling in a post-pandemic world. While we’re still trying to figure out what the long-term effects of the pandemic will be on teens, what we’re seeing right now are symptoms consistent with social anxiety, generalized anxiety, depression, substance use, and self-harm. Basically, our teens […]