(TR#452) Leaving Everyday Stress at Work

PONDER THIS: Can you keep your cool through a stressful day, but lose it later when little things in your relationship bother you? RESEARCH SAYS: The greater the stress in our daily lives, the more reactive we are to normal relationship ups and downs. The key is to wash away our daily stress before we engage our […]

(TR#435) 3 Things to Help Children Keep a Healthy Weight

WHAT IF . . . fighting obesity was as easy as 1-2-3? RESEARCH SAYS: Ohio State University did a study on childhood obesity and discovered three things that were most correlated to protecting your child from obesity. They were 1) eating dinner together as a family, 2) reducing the amount of time children spend watching […]

(TR#431) The Small Things That Make a Big Difference

WHAT IF . . . how you celebrate is more predictive of strong relationships than how you fight? RESEARCH SAYS: It’s true. Making a fuss over the small, good things that happen every day can boost the health of your relationship with a loved one. It’s not enough to say, “Good job!” or “I’m proud […]

(TR#430) Tease Your Way to Stronger Relationships

WHAT IF . . . teasing the one you love makes you love each other more? RESEARCH SAYS: Okay, so I may enjoy a little teasing now and then. I can’t help myself! Playfully teasing my wife puts a smile on my face, and she can certainly dish it out herself. But it turns out […]

(TR#415) Are You Really in Love with Your Phone?

WHAT IF . . . your relationship with your phone is making you less productive? RESEARCH SAYS: Those who check their email, texts, and digital connections less often are more productive at work and happier with their in-person relationships. Research tells us that it’s easy to make our primary relationship with our smart phone. We […]