Rituals of Connection

human behaviour: 6 core needs pyramid model

Reviewing The 6 Core Needs: Coaching and Criticisms

This psychological framework of the 6 core needs is helpful AND harmful. It perpetuates capitalist & oppressive ideals for individuals & relationships. While there are some helpful perspectives and relational tools, it is also crucial to be mindful of the impacts of adopting models without considering the context.
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Woman spends time apart from partner

Time Apart Will Bring You Together

Super quick tip today: Spend time apart. Many couples think that to deepen their connection, they need to spend more time together. I disagree. The key is to spend quality time together, and create a support framework that means you each get at least 4 consecutive hours every week to have time apart. That means…
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Shift gears from work to home with the daily download

The Daily Download

How do you shift gears from work to home? I wrote a great article recently about the importance of transition time , and I want to add a layer to that; The Daily Download. There is a really important place in the day when you come together with your partner to share the highlights, the…
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Superhero who would do anything for love

I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)

Okay, time for me to get a bit ranty again, there’s something that couples do that makes me MAD (you know, along with the other billion things I rant about!) They say “I love them so much, I’d do anything for them.” And then the truth of the matter is that’s a load of hot…
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3 Powerful Ways to Give & Receive Love

Love isn’t only something you feel, it is something you do. It is the way you give & receive love such that your partner FEELS it. Time and time again I speak to couples who tell me that they know intellectually they are loved, but they don’t feel loved. They don’t feel appreciated. They don’t…
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