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Coping With Stress at Work

Everyone who has ever held a job has, at some point, felt the pressure of work-related stress. Any job can have stressful elements, even if you love what you do. In the short-term, you may experience pressure to meet a deadline or to fulfill a challenging obligation. But when work stress becomes chronic, it can be overwhelming — and harmful...[ read more ]

18 Strategies To Improve Communication

  1. Create your own marriage or relationship rules. People don’t always know how to start this process, but they really like this idea! They find it to be eye-opening, beneficial, and helps create a conversation about their relationship. 2. Before you get into any discussion, determine the emotional mood you are in and then communicate that to the other person....[ read more ]

Pushing Through The Hard Times….

Pushing Through The Hard Times…. Every married couple experiences their share of pain, disconnection, betrayal, and extraordinary stress. Some discover that if they will push through together and not make enemies of each other in the process, the beauty they experience on the other side far surpasses anything they could have imagined for themselves. If you’re in a tough season,...[ read more ]

3 Tips on How to Prepare for Couples Counseling

Therapists are often asked by couples how to best prepare for couples counseling. It’s a typical question, but the answer will vary depending on the couple. Good couples therapy offers a variety of skills for each individual to be the best version of themselves so that they can help the relationship be the best version of itself. Couples therapy will...[ read more ]

Hidden Intimacy

  Hidden Intimacy    Technology shoulders a lot of the blame when it comes to losing the intimate connections in our relationships, and for good reason.  What if we turned the tables? What if we could open the doors to the best intimate connection we have ever had with our partner? What if we could capture true, authentic intimacy through...a...[ read more ]

Emotional Intimacy – 5 Tips to Grow Intimacy in Your Relationship

    Emotional Intimacy seems  simple and straight forward, but can be  surprisingly elusive.  Emotional intimacy can vary greatly from couple to couple, person to person and from one time to another. Emotional intimacy is the perception of closeness.  Emotionally intimate couples have a shared expectation of understanding, affirmation and sharing of personal feelings and bonding. Emotional intimacy can set...[ read more ]

Crisis Intimacy

Crisis Intimacy.   Two words that almost don't seem like they belong in the same thought, but surprisingly crisis can bring us more intimacy than ever before.  Crisis happens to some degree at some point in all of our lives.  It is up to us to harness this time as a tool to strengthen our intimacy or to let it fall...[ read more ]

Creative Intimacy

  Creative intimacy is a relaxing, passive way to bring couples together. Sharing activities that bring us joy, stimulate the mind and spirit and help keep stress under control have immeasurable benefits for couples.     Some immediate health benefits of being creative are: Boosts mood Boosts brain function Increases immune health and defense   Creative intimacy doesn’t have to be...[ read more ]

Conflict Intimacy

  Yes, sometimes we disagree, even argue.  We have more conflict with those we are closest to because we share so much of ourselves and our lives with those we love most. Conflict is inevitable, but it doesn’t always have to bring distance in a relationship. When used as a tool to explore our differences, conflict can work to bring...[ read more ]

Communication Intimacy

  Today’s topic is abundant and far reaching.  Communication leads to deeper intimacy.  Intimacy leads to better communication.  Communication IS intimacy and intimacy IS communication. People connect through talking and keeping the communication channels open brings an abundance of intimacy into our relationships.  Be it with friends, family, or your partner. Some things to consider when sharpening your communication skills:...[ read more ]

Tuesday Tip: Aesthetic Intimacy

  Join us as we start our fall series “Bringing Basics Back”.  This series will have a new Tuesday Tip every week with simple ways to open the door to intimacy  every day.  Aesthetic Intimacy   For our first step in “Bringing Basics Back” we take a look at aesthetic intimacy.  Sharing experiences of beauty can relax and calm the...[ read more ]

The Importance of Self-Intimacy

Have you noticed a real lack of connection in any of your relationships? This lack of connection can be family, friends, or a loved one. Although you may feel this lack of connection one thing is for sure, you are not alone. For most of us our problems or lack of connection with other people comes from a lack of...[ read more ]

Forgiveness Intimacy

Forgiveness Intimacy “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”—Mahatma Gandhi All couples eventually experience times of conflict, hurt, and letting each other down. Sometimes the offense is as minor as forgetting a date or failing to run an errand. For some couples, the offense might involve a major betrayal such as infidelity, addiction, or abuse....[ read more ]

Conflict Intimacy

What Is Conflict Intimacy? Conflict Intimacy is focused on facing and understanding the differences couples may have, and being able to respect those differences. Conflict resolution is a skill that couples must learn in order to maintain conflict intimacy. All couples eventually experience times of conflict, hurt, and letting each other down. Sometimes the offense is as minor as forgetting a...[ read more ]

Why Spiritual Intimacy Is A Must

Spiritual intimacy is often misunderstood by majority of couples. In relationships couples often have different  religious views and fail to realize that they still can connect spiritually. Spiritual intimacy is not about having identical views on religion, it about connecting to the spirit of your mate. This connection spiritually will overcome the challenges of being in a relationship that couples...[ read more ]

Why More Senior Citizens Are Seeking Relationship Counseling

Contrary to some beliefs senior citizens have the same issues that younger couples face in relationships. Honestly, some issues are only experienced by seniors. In most cases issues cannot be resolved on their own. It can be difficult to be objective without feeling the sting of accusations that often cause couples to be defensive with each other. A practical solution...[ read more ]

Financial Intimacy

Financial Intimacy  101 Money is not a four letter word.  Then why do some couples fight about it or even refuse to discuss it altogether? You may have heard the statistic that money is the #1 cause of divorce, but that's only partly true.  Whether you have it or not isn't the root of the problem, its typically what each...[ read more ]

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