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7 Ways to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

7 Ways to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence By Leslie Santana from ~ 2 min read improve your emotional intelligenceHoward Gardner argued that instead of intelligence being a single ability, humans have the ability to develop multiple intelligences, nine to be exact. Some people have a natural proficiency in emotional or interpersonal intelligence; others have difficulty with this. Although this...[ read more ]

37 Techniques to Calm an Anxious Child

Calming Anxious Children - 37 Techniques From Psych Central By Renee Jain, MAPP ~ 12 min read   Imagine, you are driving in the car. You look in the rearview mirror and see your child trying to shrink into her seat. What’s wrong?” you ask. “I don’t want to go to the birthday party.” “But you’ve been excited all week....[ read more ]

5 Ways to Grow Together When Depression Enters a Relationship

By JoEllen Notte for ~ 6 min read No one teaches us how to navigate a relationship when mental illness enters the equation. I recently read a Washington Post article by a woman whose relationship was torn apart while she and her partner tried to deal with his depression. My personal take is that the author simply wasn’t equipped...[ read more ]

3 Things You Might Be Neglecting in Your Relationship — and Tips to Help

Neglecting relationships and helpful tips By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Associate Editor ~ 3 min read All relationships require care and tending. Anything that you want to thrive does. But in the midst of our fast-paced days and family obligations, we may neglect the very actions that are essential to building a beautiful union. Or maybe we miss these vital components because we...[ read more ]

What Self-Love Might Look Like for You

What Self-Love Might Look Like for You By Margarita Tartakovsky, MS Associate Editor ~ 1 min read I’m ending the week with another piece on self-love. (Here are parts one and two.) Below are additional examples of what loving yourself might look like in your life. I personally love examples, because I’m always curious about real-life applications. I’m always curious what a concept looks...[ read more ]

The Number 1 Relationship Killer

#1 Relationship Killer & Therapy Can Help [caption id="attachment_418" align="alignnone" width="150"] #1 Relationship Killer & Therapy Can Help[/caption] By Gerald Schoenewolf, Ph.D. ~ 3 min read When there’s a problem in a relationship, couples try to talk about it. If they can talk about in a way that resolves the problem, all is well. If they can’t talk about it...[ read more ]

10 Rules for Friendly Fighting for Couples

By Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. ~ 4 min read For some people, this is a truly radical idea: There is no need to fight with your partner. Ever. Accusations, recriminations, character assassination, threats, name-calling, and cursing, whether delivered at top volume or with a quiet sarcastic sneer, damage a relationship, often irrevocably. Nobody needs to be a monster or to be...[ read more ]

More Ways to Manage Racing Thoughts

Check out this great blog on managing racing thoughts by Tartakovsky and if you need assistance with managing your thoughts, please feel free to contact me. Blog Post By Margarita Tartakovsky, MS Associate Editor ~ 2 min read Yesterday, I shared some suggestions from Sarahjoy Marsh’s book Hunger, Hope & Healing for decelerating racing thoughts and calming our minds and bodies. Because...[ read more ]

The Benefits of Premarital Counseling & How to Find a Therapist

This is a great blog by Margarita Tartakovsky if you are thinking of getting married and premarital counseling. By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Associate Editor ~ 4 min read   Many people think premarital counseling is only for certain couples. That includes engaged couples who have relationship issues or who are required by their congregation to attend, said Meredith Hansen, Psy.D,...[ read more ]

8 signs You May Be Having An Emotional Affair

[caption id="attachment_331" align="alignnone" width="150"] Photo by couscouschocolat[/caption] This is a blog worth reading about emotional affairs and if you are struggling with this issue, please consider contacting Fort Myers Relationship Therapist - Dr. April Brown   By Donna M. White, LPC/I, CACI ~ 2 min read Infidelity is not as taboo as it used to be and it’s definitely become...[ read more ]

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Cape Coral, FLORIDA 33990

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Sarasota, FL 34236
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