Month: November 2019

Is Social Media affecting Your Relationship?

Roughly 45% of the world’s population use social media, with an average of 2 hours and 23 minutes spent per day on social media. That’s a steady increase from 1 hour and 30 minutes in 2012. 60% of users say they are constantly connected and there is no apparent trend to show that the global …

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How to Beat Boredom and Live a Longer, Happier Life

“Many people live with assorted states of boredom – and yes, some parts of life (paying bills, loading the dishwasher) are quite dull. But giving in to living a life that feels tedious can ultimately be very destructive, says life coach and author, Lauren Zander. Boredom is a state of mind, she says – in …

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The 7 Levels of Intimacy Book Discussion

In The 7 Levels of Intimacy, author Matthew Kelly defines intimacy as the mutual self-revelation that allows us to know and be known. He suggests that intimacy is the mutual sharing of the journey to fulfill our life purpose –  in other words, to become the-best-version-of-ourselves.  Kelly then defines the seven levels: 1. Cliches The first level of intimacy is impersonal. The right amount of small talk …

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10 Questions that Can Change Your Relationship Today

There are often times that we, as a couple, need a bit of a reset – a time to come together and ensure that we are on the same page.  Sometimes, it may be over the holidays as the beginning of a new year is often a time for evaluation, assessing, and planning for the …

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The Science of Happily Ever After

Adapted from article by Emily Esfahani Smith, The Atlantic In most marriages, levels of satisfaction drop dramatically within the first few years together.  But among couples who not only endure, but live happily together for years and years, the spirit of kindness and generosity guides them forward. Of all the people who get married, only …

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The Powerful Tool of Kindness: Shared Joy

Adapted from article by Emily Esfahani Smith, The Atlantic Research has shown that kindness (along with emotional stability) is the most important predictor of satisfaction and stability in a marriage. Kindness makes each partner feel cared for, understood, and validated—feel loved.  That’s how kindness works too: there’s a great deal of evidence showing the more someone receives …

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