How Being Mindful Can Bring You Closer to Your Partner

Although we humans like to believe that we make decisions consciously as we go through our day, in fact many of our waking hours are spent on autopilot. Driving a car is the perfect example. Do you remember how terrifying it was the first time behind the wheel, when you had to deliberately think about …

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Embrace Happiness

What’s the spark and what’s the fuel? The Practice: Embrace Happiness. Why? Positive emotions—such as feelings of gratitude, love, and confidence—strengthen the immune system, protect the heart against loss and trauma, build relationships, increase resilience, and promote success. Based on studies that have already been done, if a drug company could patent a happiness pill, …

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Does Disinterest in Meaning Reveal a Meaningless Life?

Some people have confided with me, occasionally in great embarrassment, that they are not at all busy with the meaning of their lives. They are not wondering what the meaning of their lives is. They are not asking themselves whether their lives are or are not meaningful. They are not searching for what would make …

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My Spouse Is in the Mood but I’m Not. What Should I Do?

How often should you and your spouse have sex?  The answer: As often as it takes for you both to feel satisfied— which, according to a 2015 study published in Social Psychological and Personality Science, is about once a week for most happily married couples. Of course, you and your partner might have sex more often than this, which is great. Just know you …

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