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We (Bret + Christine) both highly value PURPOSE, JOY, VIBRANT HEALTH, and CONNECTION, and we would rather spend less money on stuff and more money on things that create time and spaciousness to serve others and be present for what we love most! Last year, we decided to hire an amazing personal chef to come to our house each week to fill our fridge with an abundance of healthy, wholesome, colorful, organic meals to enjoy all week long. She even does the grocery shopping at our natural foods co-op! Although we both enjoy cooking, there are things we enjoy even more, and this has created 5 whole extra hours each week to breathe more fully, be more present with one another, experience more balance, share our gifts more fully with the world, and delight in more time passionately and joyously devoted to our purpose. … Read More.
Here’s Snuggabella Eartheart, Center for Thriving Relationships Therapy Pup, encouraging you to SMILE MORE! Smile during ordinary activities, like driving, waking up in the morning, making dinner, doing dishes, going out to get the mail, and when your beloved enters the room. When you CHOOSE to smile (even when you don’t naturally feel one emerging)…
– you send a signal to your brain to release chemicals that decrease stress and BOOST JOY
– you produce more oxytocin, the hormone that BONDS and CONNECTS you to your partner
– you create a ripple of CONTAGIOUS positivity that affects your beloved
– you actually begin to TRAIN YOUR BRAIN to smile much more naturally, often, and easily in the future
– your beloved is MORE DRAWN to spend time with you
– you LIGHT UP your surroundings and touch the lives of others
Is this kind of smiling inauthentic? … Read More.
Any moment, truly, is an amazing time to recommit to growing your relationship, to making your beloved a priority, to remembering why you fell in love in the first place, and to doing whatever it takes to create a relationship that brings out your best and fills your life with joyous connection.
We are in AWE of the untapped potential in nearly every couple we’ve ever met, and this is what motivates us so deeply to do what we do. If a thriving relationship is fully possible for you this year (no matter where you are right now), why NOT choose it?! Plus, every other area of your life will improve!
To help you with this, we’ve created a free video training on The 8 Essential Secrets Every Couple Needs (but most never learned) to Take Your Love to Thriving! … Read More.
Ever wish you had just the thing to say to make your beloved’s day, to bring them a smile, to remind them how valuable and wonderful they are, to apologize for those moments when you weren’t exactly being your kindest, and to appreciate them for those things it’s easy to take for granted?
We know how vitally important these expressions of love are in a thriving relationship, and we also know a lot of people either: (1) have a hard time finding the words to say or (2) are so busy that days and weeks go by without taking the time to regularly communicate in sweeter, more romantic, and thoughtful ways.
In our work with couples, we love asking each partner what their beloved could do to help them feel happier and more connected. … Read More.
For some of you, jealousy and relationships go hand in hand. For others, it mainly shows up during certain periods, especially when your significant other is working late, disconnecting, putting more energy into something or someone else than you, or spending more time around someone you find threatening. You may feel jealous of your partner’s hobbies, career, colleagues, friends, children, or admirers.
Jealousy, in whatever form it takes, can quickly lead to overwhelming feelings of insecurity, inadequacy, fear, worry, anxiety, anger, disappointment, and doubt and can create turmoil within oneself and in the relationship. We’re here to help you break through jealousy’s deceptive bonds so you can open to the love that’s been waiting for you all along!