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Emotional Self Awareness; Unlock the Natural Wisdom of Your Body & Mind

Emotional self-awareness is one of the 3 facets of self-awareness which underpins all of the core skills in an emotionally intelligent person. This post unpacks the elements of emotional self-awareness, and provides some practical exercises to help develop your skills in that area.
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Is Your Phone Damaging Your Relationship? 21 Strategies to Take Control.

There are so many ways you'll find your phone damaging your relationships. The couples I work with on “the phone thing” have three main gripes; *One person is “chatting” online, to exes, to friends or colleagues, or to others, in a way that feels to their partner like infidelity *Someone is uncomfortable with the level or type of personal sharing on a public platform. *One partner feels like there is an issue with presence, level of connection, or quality of their time together.
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7 Simple Ways to Strengthen Interoception

Relational skills are grounded in resourceful responses to the sensory data we receive from our environments & other people. Learning to strengthen interoception directly influences your capacity to identify physiological needs, regulate emotions, and connect relationally.
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This Waking Ritual Improves Your Relationship

Video Episode Transcript: Download video transcript here. What is a Waking Ritual? For most of my life, my waking ritual was to grumble, roll over, and catch a snooze or five! Not only am I am NOT a morning person, I also struggle with chronic fatigue and poor sleep. The call to leave bed can…
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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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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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