Author Archives: jeremimcmanus

Simple Ways to Relieve Stress

The alarm blows like a siren, I leap out of bed. Was that meeting at eight or 9? And where did I put my work cell phone? Look under the pillow, on the dresser, under the bed, by the computer…nothing! Now …

Secrets of Happy Couples

I’m always a little cautious when I see a title of an article claiming so much. But then I spent some time with this infographic that Happify has created and it is really solid. Not only have they culled really …

6 Tips for Happiness

Tal Ben-Shahar, AKA the most popular professor on Harvard campus, has noticed something that is often wrong with the perspective with many professionals in the psychology field. There is too much emphasis on what is wrong with us – our …

Favorite Quotes Lately

It’s so beautiful when someone can capture a thought or feeling or glimmer of wisdom in a few words. So I wanted to take a few moments to acknowledge a few that have really resonated with me lately, perhaps one …

3 Keys to Strong Relationships

“Did they look impressed when I told them I had a Master’s degree? How many Facebook likes did I get on my new post? If I buy that pair of Seven jeans, will Tricia think I look good?” Any of …

You’re Worth It: 9 Health Gifts to Give Yourself

Thirty minutes may not be enough time to meet up for lunch, but it does give you enough time to pick up the phone and reconnect with someone you care about. Not only does catching up with a love one …

Happiness is Love. Full Stop.

In a study that was 75 years in the making, Harvard just released the results on what men need to live a happy life. (If you’re wondering when the one for women comes out, me too!) The 20 million dollar …

3 Ingredients for a Secure Relationship

I have often asked myself the question, “What are the magical ingredients for a happy and secure relationship?” I’ve come up with a variety of answers over the years, though I never found one that fully answered the question. Then I …

Arguing to Get Close

Why do we argue? Perhaps you’ve wondered as well… Yesterday, over a delicious Sunday afternoon barbeque of zucchini, tri-tip, corn on the cob and spicy german sausages, I was introduced to a lovely woman named Susannah. Names changed to protect …

3 Words to Toss (and make your relationships better!)

Choose Your Words Wisely. Last week I rambled over to Hilton Head Island for a week with my family. Sun. Beaches. Ice cream. Nothing to do. You know, the good stuff. The part I haven’t mentioned yet is that the …