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Conversations with A Gottman Therapist

Here you will find conversations on topics that matter: nutrition, stress, sleep, relationships, movement, and, my favourite topic, habits.
The Gift of Time: Talk Less and Listen More

The Gift of Time: Talk Less and Listen More

Whether in the boardroom or the bedroom, the power of active listening is undeniable. By speaking less and truly engaging in active listening, you can unlock significant benefits in your professional interactions. But it doesn’t end there. When it's your turn to...

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Love Is The Drug That I Am Thinking Of

Love Is The Drug That I Am Thinking Of

Most of you reading this have once felt infatuated with a person. Similarly, you will never forget the first time you set eyes on a current or ex-partner. Sparks ignited, and rocket ships blasted. Your eyes met. Everything else in the room stopped. Your heart skipped...

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We All Pretend to Be Someone We Are Not

We All Pretend to Be Someone We Are Not

We all live two lives. We have our work life and our personal lives. You may be the one who likes to live on the edge and blend both by having a midday rendezvous with their receptionist, a colleague, or the nanny. In which case you are mixing business with pleasure....

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Grace

Grace

 Just as you are receiving this message in your inbox this morning, I too have signed up for specific mailers. One of these is a daily mailer from the Frederick Buechner Institute. I love the way that Fred writes. It is difficult for me to describe. His writings are...

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A Call To Rebrand Mental Health

A Call To Rebrand Mental Health

I much prefer using the term Emotional Health rather than mental health. It made me curious how the term mental health came about. So, I dived into the research a bit deeper to find out how and why it brings such a bad stigma about it. How the term mental health...

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Holding ourselves accountable to simplify

Holding ourselves accountable to simplify

It’s common for clients to come into my office and tell me how they just want peace and simplicity in their lives. They are tired of the daily grind. When clients share how they want to simplify, I challenge them and ask “What steps have been taken towards...

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Is it possible to balance our work and personal lives?

Is it possible to balance our work and personal lives?

I am excited to head into May as we say goodbye to the grays of winter and hello to the bright greens of spring and summer. Yet I do also hold some melancholy as I will miss the silence, peace, and solitude that the winter season brings us. The winter months call out...

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Practising Self-Love Boundaries By Trusting Yourself More

Practising Self-Love Boundaries By Trusting Yourself More

I don't know about you, but I sometimes envision God looking down at me from the heavens and laughing hysterically. She or He is nodding his head back and forth, saying, "Oh, Luella...you poor thing, if only you would just..." Me: Trust myself more? God: Yes. How many...

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