• How To Be Great At Giving Feedback

    Giving and receiving feedback is a fundamental way we communicate with each other. Whether it’s between colleagues, leadership and teams, parent and child, spouses, or neighbors, the give and take of feedback is an essential way that...

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  • How To Get Past One Of Your Own Hurdles

    It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. – Epictetus Do you remember the excitement of doing an obstacle course as a kid? Jumping over logs, diving through hoops, shimmying under...

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  • My Top Take-Home Tips From Dr. Gary Chapman (The 5 Love Languages)

    The chances are good that you’ve either read or heard of the book, “The 5 Love Languages.” It’s a New York Times #1 bestseller, and has remained on marriage bestseller lists for the past 16 years –...

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    Emotional Intelligence 101: How To Set Good Boundaries

    Are you able to just say no? During client sessions, I’ve found that one area where women are frequently challenged is in setting firm boundaries. As in: “Here’s what I can do, here’s what I can’t do,...

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  • How To Build A Better To-Do List

    If you’re like me, you probably have a fairly long to-do list. Yet do you ever find yourself starting again with another list the next day…and the next…and the next? Perhaps you find yourself getting through stacks...

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  • How To Say It Even Better (Without Saying A Word)

    Have you ever noticed that what goes unsaid often says so much? Albert Mehrabian is the UCLA professor who uncovered some famous research findings on non-verbal communication. He found that when people were asked to talk about...

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  • Why You Should (And How You Can) Develop The Practice Of Praise

    Do you recall a time when praise gave you a lift? I’ve enjoyed recreational swimming ever since my college roommate and I signed up for an endurance swimming class in our sophomore year. However, over time my...

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  • How You Can Connect Even Better (In The Middle Of Conflict)

    Welcome to Step 3 in our series on conflict. You are brilliant! In the middle of your conflict situation, you’ve so far made the decision to: Step1: Take a step back, and create a space to get...

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  • How To Handle Conflict Confidently

    Get mad? Of course we do! We all do. It’s a basic fact of living within 50 yards of any other human being. And even if we were all hermits, we’d probably still find something to get...

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  • Coaching Corner Q&A: Is This What “Mommy Burn-Out” Looks Like?

    Welcome to Dr. Ann’s Coaching Corner! This week, CB writes in to get a fresh outlook on her multi-tasked-out life. Is this what “Mommy burn-out” looks like? Dr. Ann, I am 35 years old. I have been...

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  • How To Get Calm And Stay Connected During A Conflict

    Welcome back to our series on conflict. In Part 1 of our series, we looked at the first key step: take a step back. To recap: when we first feel angry or threatened, stepping back allows the adrenaline rush...

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  • Coaching Corner: “My husband and I are at opposite ends of the spectrum.”

    Welcome to this week’s Coaching Corner! Keep reading to find what to do when you and your spouse just can’t seem to see eye-to-eye. Dear Dr. Ann,  My husband and I are at opposite ends of the...

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  • Is Your Marriage Message Mixed-Up?

    After this post, I will be on a summer blog break for a few weeks. I wish you a summer of rest, renewal, and joy with the people with you love. Blessings! Did you start off your...

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  • Yes, You Can Have It All!

    In late June, the cover of The Atlantic featured a woman in a business suit, with a baby popping out of her briefcase. The title? “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.” The article went viral. The...

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  • Over Coffee, Life And Love

    I recently met with a dear friend of mine for coffee. “How are you doing?” I greeted her, expecting the usual “Great! So tell me what’s going on with you!” Instead, I was greeted with: “Not good.”...

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  • I Do, Therefore I Am. Aren’t I?

    After I finished my psychiatry residency, I was working at Mount Sinai Medical center in NYC. I was friends with another doctor who was a few years ahead of me. She was pregnant with baby number two....

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