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8 phrases to strengthen your relationships

8 phrases to show empathy and strengthen your relationships

    Emotional intelligence is the secret sauce that allows us to navigate complex emotions, build meaningful connections, and thrive personally and professionally. While some might believe that emotional intelligence is an innate gift, the truth is that it can be cultivated and strengthened through the power of language. When used consistently and authentically, certain phrases can… Read More »8 phrases to show empathy and strengthen your relationships

    The 4-way test for better communication

    The 4-way test for better communication

      A simple yet powerful framework can help us navigate conversations with greater skill and care. By applying the 4-Way Test to our interactions, we can cultivate more meaningful connections, build trust, and achieve better outcomes in both personal and professional spheres. The 4-Way Test, originally developed by Herbert J. Taylor to guide ethical decision-making in… Read More »The 4-way test for better communication

      Get rid of your um's and ah's hack

      How to get rid of your um’s and ah’s

        One simple technique in public speaking can significantly impact your ability to captivate and engage your audience: the purposeful pause. By strategically incorporating well-timed moments of silence into your speech, you can eliminate the overuse of filler words like “um,” “ah,” and “you know,” which often creep into our language when we’re feeling nervous or… Read More »How to get rid of your um’s and ah’s

        Share your family memories

        Share your family memories

          It’s all too easy for family memories to fade into the background. But what if I told you that by simply sharing stories during mealtimes, you could help safeguard your children’s mental health for years to come? Research indicates that teens from families who frequently reminisce about their shared experiences are less likely to face… Read More »Share your family memories

          Responsibility areas and project manager spreadsheet

          The family project manager spreadsheet

            Divide the responsibilities and mental load for a happier marriage Are you tired of feeling like the sole manager of your household, carrying the weight of endless to-do lists and mental checklists? You’re not alone. Many couples struggle with an imbalance in the “mental load” – the invisible work of planning, organizing, and executing family… Read More »The family project manager spreadsheet

            Reflect on your relationship conflicts

            Reflect on your relationship conflicts

              A simple exercise to strengthen your relationship bond Relationships are complex shared experiences, mutual understanding and inevitable conflicts. While disagreements are a natural part of any intimate partnership, how couples navigate these choppy waters can make all the difference in the strength and longevity of their connection. Recent research published in the journal Personal Relationships… Read More »Reflect on your relationship conflicts

              The HEAR technique for solving conflicts

              The HEAR technique for better communication and solving conflicts

                Conversational receptiveness is a communication approach that involves using specific words, phrases, and techniques to demonstrate engagement with and understanding of the other person’s perspective during a conversation, particularly in situations of disagreement or conflict. It aims to create a more open, respectful, and productive dialogue by focusing on listening, acknowledging the other person’s viewpoint,… Read More »The HEAR technique for better communication and solving conflicts

                Affirmation - Listening - Communication hack

                Affirmation: Validating Experiences and Strengthening Connections

                  When someone shares their problems or struggles with you, offering advice or solutions is tempting. However, sometimes, they need simple affirmation—a recognition and validation of their experiences and emotions. Using the affirmation hack, you can create a supportive environment that allows the person to feel heard and understood. Imagine your friend confides in you about… Read More »Affirmation: Validating Experiences and Strengthening Connections