Tag: marriage counseling in Alberta

Vulnerability Is A Life Foundation

Until you have practiced with vulnerability, it can be dang uncomfortable.  Yet vulnerability is a life foundation – a key to experiencing long-term joy, happiness, and fulfillment in your relationship. Brene Brown describes the challenge and the rewards in this TED Talk.  It is 20 minutes well worth your time. What, specifically, are you going… Read more »

Do I Want To Be Right? Or Happy?

Those are loaded questions, aren’t they. Do I want to be right? Or happy?  We regularly find ourselves in situations of defensiveness (with a heavy dose of ego attachment) where we forget to remind ourselves of these questions. Does it happen to you? If you say, “no”, I’m guessing you spoof about other things too. This… Read more »

Weathering The Storms In Your Relationship

If you’ve been in your relationship for more than a few weeks, you’ll know that it is not always “sunny days.”  Like the weather, there are storms in your relationship.  For long-term success, it is critical to have plans, systems, and strategies to move through the storms calmly, kindly, and respectfully with your long-term vision… Read more »

Mentoring Magic – Secret Shared By Others

Life is about Relationships, yet those are tough to navigate on our own.  A tool we call Mentoring Magic can help you (and me) to ask questions, listen, and learn what works – and what does not. Ultimately, you get to choose what to apply and what to set aside. As with all things in… Read more »

Give Change A Chance

Right now, we ponder, “what do we need if we must evacuate” (wildfires a few miles away).  I’m reminded of the power of our relationship. When we are strong together, we can adapt, support ourselves and others, and definitely give change (and love) a chance. Life is an experiment. Some experiments give us the results… Read more »

Utilize Strengths In Your Relationship

I bet you are really good at some things, aren’t you? I also bet your partner is really good at some things. However, how often do you consciously and intentionally plan to utilize strengths in your relationship, so you create even more of the amazing experiences and results that you both want? We invite you… Read more »

How Do I Hold My Partner Accountable?

When coaching with couples, we get asked this question regularly, “How do I hold my partner accountable for what they said they would do?” It is a great question. Join us to explore some perspectives. I can’t hold my partner accountable, and neither can you.  With that in your mind and heart, what specifically are… Read more »

Your Jigsaw Puzzle Of Life?

What would be different in your approach if you experienced everyday as part of your jigsaw puzzle of life? Would you be inquisitive or forceful? Curious or directive? Present or distracted? There is no right or wrong, yet the metaphor of a jigsaw puzzle of life can help shift how we interact with ourselves, our… Read more »

The Power Between – Change Zone

The quality of relationships change. So why not make the changes to your relationship intentionally and consciously by your design?  To do that takes recognition of the Power Between, rather than power over. Our dear friends, Gail McDonald and Susan Sneath invited us to join them on their show to explore this. OK.  What specific… Read more »

Heart of Relationships: The bigger impact

If you’re a subscriber (and if you actually read/listen to these newsletters), you might recall us talking about the the Heart of Relationships.  Recently, we’ve become consciously aware of the bigger impact this model can have, in your personal life, as a couple and family, in your workplace, community, society and in the bigger world…. Read more »