Steve Calechman

Steve Calechman is a freelance journalist who regularly writes about anything under the wellness umbrella from stress management to fitness to communication. He was a long-time contributing editor for Men’s Health and his work has appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine, Mindful, Harvard Health, and Vox. He lives just north of Boston with his wife, two sons, dog, and pathetic lawn.


The Healthy Way To Handle Criticism From Your Partner

Whether you feel their critique is valid or completely out of left field, this is how to productively handle the discussion.


How to Convince Someone That They’re Wrong

Frustrated by stubborn friends or family? This psychological tactic is your secret weapon.

Noble Pursuits

Are You Having Fun Yet?

As Mike Rucker, author of The Fun Habit explains, building more fun into your life has serious benefits — and is a better pursuit than “happiness.”

Hear Ye, Hear Ye

How To Be the Best Damn Listener You Can Be

It's simple: A better listener is a better husband. Here's how to up your game.


The Marriage Advice That Never Fails To Help Me

"The grass is greener where you water it."

Defining Moments

What Are Your Core Values? Ask Yourself These 7 Questions

Whether yours need to be clarified or created from scratch, this is how to develop your defining values.


5 Things Happy Couples Do After A Big Fight

What happens after the argument is as important as what happens during it.


Why You Should Live A Bit Slower

At the end of the day, it’s about choosing to be a bit more mindful of where you spend your time, energy, and other resources. And it has big benefits.


How To Let Go Of Resentment Once And For All

Resentment is caustic. Here's how to stop it from corrupting your life.


6 Important Skills To Help You Succeed In The Modern Workplace

Want to make a real impact at work? Prioritize these skills.


What To Say To Someone Who Lost A Baby

It can be hard to find the right words and actions to help someone dealing with such a loss. Here are some to use.


How To Be More Intentional In Every Area of Your Life

Becoming more intentional takes a plan, effort, and some sacrifice. But the end result — being more deliberate in your actions — is worth it.


How To Be More Assertive Without Pissing People Off

At its most basic, being assertive is stating what you want. But going about it the wrong way can often bite you.


What To Say When You’re Upset By Your Partner’s Spending Habits

The sentiment that needs to get across is: "We’re a team and we have shared goals. What can we do collectively to reach them?"

Ask Away

How To Ask Better Questions That Make People Want To Talk

Time to level up your conversation skills.


How to Truly Show Your Partner Appreciation

The words can vary but the subtext remains: I saw that and I’m not keeping it to myself.


How To Show Affection If You’re Not The “Touchy-Feely” Type

It might not start off smoothly, and it can feel foreign for a bit, but it’s far from impossible


7 Things To Say To Help An Angry Person Calm Down

And no "calm down" isn't one of them.

Looking Good!

How to Build Your Confidence: 8 Simple Practices To Try

Feeling a bit unsteady? Time to shake up the routine and inject a little positivity and accomplishment into your life.

Talk The Talk

How To Self-Promote Online Without Sounding Obnoxious: 5 Tips To Keep In Mind

Like it or not, talking yourself up is a crucial skill. Here's how to do it the right way.