Category: Lifestyle

Column: The benefits of hope

Commentary by Lorene Burkhart When you hear the word expectations, what pops into your mind? It may depend on whether you are a glass half-full or a glass half-empty personality. In a recent article...

Column: The two types of martial conflict

Commentary by Logan Everett Couples fight. This is not new information for most, but what do couples really fight about? Answer? Absolutely nothing. When it comes to conflict in relationships, there are two different types: solvable...

Column: Are you listening?

Commentary by Lorene Burkhart Do you remember when your teacher or your parents would say, “Pay attention!”? Whatever had been distracting us was immediately replaced with our full attention, which meant that we fully...

Column: The science of marriage

Commentary by Logan Everett What if science could determine if your marriage would succeed or fail with over 90 percent accuracy? Skepticism would be welcomed, but let science speak for itself. Dr. John Gottman started his...

Column: Meeting new friends

Commentary by Lorene Burkhart As we age, especially during the final years, it’s easy to burrow into our “comfort holes” and stop making an effort to meet new people. This is often the situation...

Column: The process of getting older

Commentary by Lorene Burkhart   Because I am surrounded by people who are older than I am (it’s the only time I feel young!), it’s easy to observe how differently we age. Yesterday, I...

Column: Are we there yet?

Commentary by Lorene Burkhart If you have ever taken children on a road trip, you probably have heard this refrain from the back seat or in olden days, the back of the station wagon....