AVOID THE HORSEMEN
If you’re stumbling onto this post by accident, curiosity, or luck, I’ll bring you up to speed: I recently purchased the “Relationship Guides'“ by the Gottman Institute, as a way of bettering my marriage, but also because I’m BUSY and don’t always have the time (or desire, or energy, or commitment) to read a 200 page book. (Click to continue…)
Micro changes equal macro results.
I heard this phrase a couple years ago when doing research on my growing photography business, but have found that it can be applied to almost anything, especially marriage. Drs. John and Julie Gottman has the same idea when they added the guide “Small Things Often” to their Relationship Guides packet and they broke it down in an easy to digest format. (Click to continue reading…)
“Are we getting our photos taken… AGAIN!?”
Tom has always been my number one fan when it comes to my work in photography, but I don’t think he realized that he’d also be modeling for and with me for the years to come. Talk about an accidental bait and switch… Oops!
Meet Kendra of Sincere Counseling!
As many of you know, I’m all about “doing your homework” as you enter or are working on your marriage. A great way to learn what to do and what not to do is through history or past experiences, which is something a counselor has plenty of access too. To better my, yours, and all of our relationships, I asked Kendra Hemminger of Sincere Counseling in Troy, OH to answer a few questions and shed some light on marriage counseling and the counseling world in general. Read on to see what she has to say (click to continue…)
WHO EVEN HAS TIME TO READ!?
I whine to Tom, my husband, as I scrolled through my phone for the millionth time that day. Anyone else catch themselves in that irony?
The average person is on their phone between 4-6 hours a day.
Tom so “nicely” pointed that out as I was refreshing my Facebook and complaining about the lack of hours in the day. Can you believe that?! (Click to continue…)
If the world of psychology had celebrities, John Gottman would be one of them.
That’s what I believe, at least, and what I’ve heard from other professionals in the psychology world. Dr John Gottman was recently on the Arm Chair Expert podcast, a podcast ran by Dax Shepard. Does that name sound familiar to you? It’s probably because he’s an actor who’s married to Kristen Bell (who else a fan of Frozen? No judgement here). ….(click to continue)
The truth is, I was turned off.
With the very little time I’ve had learning, reading, listening and more to John & Julie Gottman, I was sold on all that they had to offer. These guys were nailing everything! Which then lead me to purchase everything in they had regarding marriage books and tools. The one purchase I was most excited about was….(click to continue)
I needed to walk the walk.
For anyone who’s worked with me, befriended me, or made the mistake of asking me what I do for a living, you know that I’m not only in the business of photography, but also of marriage. I’m a huge supporter of those taking that step, and have seen enough and heard enough to make me realize that marriage isn’t remotely close to being easy, and it’s not supposed to be.
Do you know Gary?
If you don’t, you should. I don’t care if you married or not, but anyone and everyone in a relationship (platonic ones, too!) should get to know Gary Chapman and have him involved in their affairs in one way or another. Why?