12 Ways To Consciously Keep Your Relationship Fresh Today
Apr11

12 Ways To Consciously Keep Your Relationship Fresh Today

We all know that relationships can be a LOT of work. They don’t just happen, no matter how hard Hollywood tries to make us think they do! So Katie and I thought it would be fun to share some tips to consciously keep your relationship fresh today! 12 Ways To Consciously Keep Your Relationship Fresh Today DO NOT offer your partner a solution to their problem unless asked. Listen to them, maintain some eye contact and let them get to...

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In Loving Memory Of Paul Revere Hutchinson Jr.
Apr04

In Loving Memory Of Paul Revere Hutchinson Jr.

It is with deep sadness that I tell you my partner on Conscious Straight Talk With Katie & Lindsey very unexpectedly lost her father this week. My heart and prayers are with their family as they go through this very hard process. Please see our small tribute to Paul here: Please find Paul’s full obituary and memorial here: Paul Revere Hutchinson Jr Remembered   The grief process is a long hard one, unique unto each of...

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 How To Talk To Someone Who Is Grieving
Mar28

 How To Talk To Someone Who Is Grieving

Grieving is one of the more difficult parts of the human experience. Every single one of us goes through it at several times in our lives, loosing loved ones, family, acquaintances, and even pets. To be honest, I look at grieving as another one of life’s lessons, a time to learn a new way. It is one that teaches us how to be in a world without someone we love. It guides us as we find our way to a new normal; it takes time and it does...

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The Cycle Of Abuse
Mar21

The Cycle Of Abuse

You most likely don’t even know it is happening. You most likely have already created every excuse as to why your life is like this. If you know somebody living like this, you probably have discounted it because the person seems like it is just the way it is. When you are living it, when you are listening to it, when you are feeling it, the cycle of abuse may feel like what life is supposed to be like as often times it is all we know....

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Situationship – Redefined
Mar14

Situationship – Redefined

First there were ‘booty calls’ which somehow turned into ‘friends with benefits’. The latest term trending right now for this ‘Situationships’. I have to admit, I am not a huge fan… but Katie feels they do play their purpose. Over on Conscious Straight Talk With Katie & Lindsey we were discussing this last week. You can catch that episode here: What Is A Situationship? A situationship is a romantic arrangement that exists...

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International Women’s Day
Mar08

International Women’s Day

  March 8th marks International Women’s Day around the world, and here in the USA we celebrate all month with National Women’s History Month. Every year around this time I like to take this opportunity to reflect and celebrate the courage of the women in the past generations and to celebrate how their efforts and bravery afforded women the opportunity and freedoms we enjoy today. You can read this post here for a full...

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How To Cope With The Stress Of War Starting
Feb28

How To Cope With The Stress Of War Starting

It is with such a heavy heart that I write this post. Yesterday Russia invaded the Ukraine. I can’t imagine waking up and hearing my president say we are under attack, stay inside and let the military handle it. Likewise, I cant imagine waking up and hearing my president tell us we are attacking another country. Telling us that this is a long-planned attack… It is frightening for many. And not being there, watching it from over here,...

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The Signs of Being Cheated On
Feb21

The Signs of Being Cheated On

Last week on Conscious Straight Talk With Katie & Lindsey we started a series on being cheated on. Katie has been bravely sharing her story with us and I thought it would be important to list here the signs of being cheated on. Being cheated on is a very painful experience that sadly all too many of us experience. 1 in 4 people will be cheated on. And with social media and a plethora of dating sites (even ones dedicated to...

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The 5 Love Languages
Feb14

The 5 Love Languages

As we prepare for our Valentine’s Day evening, I thought it would be fun to talk a little about the 5 love languages and why they are important. The love languages were identified in 1992 by relationship expert Dr. Gary Chapman. After years upon years of relationship counseling, he came up with 5 main ways in which we give and receive love. This is important because often times we are giving love in the way we want it, but not...

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Getting Caught In The Victim Mentality Trap
Feb07

Getting Caught In The Victim Mentality Trap

Are you one of the many who have fallen into the victim mentality trap? Ask yourself, when bad things happen in in life, do you take responsibility for them or do you blame the world? If it’s the latter, you have fallen into the victim mentality trap. This happens more often than you think, but if you get stuck in this mode for too long, it can be a real problem. A very wise man once told me that the victim mentality trap will only...

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