Jan
28

# 11 – Mindfulness: Sig Taylor Speaking at the Unity Church of Calgary this Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014; 10AM

I’ll be speaking again at the The Unity Church of Calgary this Sunday, February 2, 10AM on the topic of “presence and mindfulness” in relationships. Many couples could avoid a marriage counsellor or therapy if they practiced this one habit. My clients are often surprised when I remind them of the simple and profound importance…
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Sep
07

#10 Vulnerability is the name of the game!

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.” –  Brené Brown When it comes to having healthy personal relationships, vulnerability is the…
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May
31

#9 Part 2 – The Primal Nature of Men and Woman

In last month’s Relationship Essential, I discussed the fundamental problem in long-term relationships – the “score card.” As the initial love of the new relationship begins to fade, a needs-based, contractual way of relating inevitably unfolds. Couples stop making each other’s happiness their priority and the focus of the relationship shifts to the self and…
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Mar
27

Want to know why most men “don’t want to talk”?

To find out read out the newest Relationship Essentials Newsletter #9 Part 2 and CLICK HERE!

Mar
27

#9 The Score Card

Part 1: “The Score Card”  “Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.  “Where there is love there is life.” –  Mahatma Gandhi  This month’s Relationship Essential addresses the fundamental dynamic in all relationships. It’s the reason that 99.9% of clients walk through my door – and why…
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Sep
20

#8 – The 5 Essentials for a Happy Relationship

ALL COUPLES ARE INCOMPATIBLE! After the initial infatuation/romance stage wears off (weeks up to 4 years) couples enviably disagree in five key areas: – Money – Sex – Kids – Time – In-laws In my sessions with couples we discuss the 5 essential compatibilities for relationship success and how to negotiate successful compromises. The 5…
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Aug
29

#7 – The Languages of Love

Do you know what makes your partner feel most loved? The Emotional/Love Bank Account In any relationship, even casual and business ones, goodwill is a key ingredient to it’s success.  Goodwill is the extent to which you trust and feel positive about the other person.  If something bad does happen and challenges emerge, the more…
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May
08

#6 – Sex Problems & Addiction

Over the years in my practice, I’ve been  noticing that more and more couples are experiencing sexual  problems. In fact, I’ve found that even when couples  improve their communication and connection, many of them  still experience sexual dysfunction. I’ve come to  realize that sometimes one (or both) of the partners may  have a sex addiction…
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Dec
12

#5 – Responding Effectively When Your Partner’s Upset

It seems that each time I write another Relationship “Essential” I always think it’s the most important one. I know I said that last time when I talked about the toxic effects of blame. Studies show that one of the most important habits of successful couples is that they know how to react effectively when their partner is upset…
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Oct
06

Annoying Habits – Article in Toronto/Calgary Sun

Article from the Toronto Sun: Thursday, September 22, 2011 Can annoying habits be overcome in a relationship? Rosemary Counter At Marissa’s house, it’s the receipts. “My husband likes to keep the receipts for everything, just in case,” she explains. If that doesn’t sound too annoying, wait for it: “The problem is he doesn’t have a…
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