Tag Archives: couples communication

Reflections of Gratitude

Ever stopped to notice the amazing things that happen, and to really appreciate them? Examples: I arrived at the manicured and decorated farmyard about an hour prior to the wedding ceremony. As a Marriage Commissioner in Alberta, I like to be early and to help with any last minute details. The bride’s parents were fretting.Continue Reading

Conflict In Your Relationship Can Be Healthy

Conflict can be healthy in a relationship – it can lead to greater creativity, innovation, and fulfillment. Knowing how to handle it respectfully is the tricky part. Check out this video We’d love to her how you effectively and respectfully deal with conflict.Continue Reading

Who Do You Love Most – Your Dog Or …?

That may seem like a stupid question.  But it is one worth considering, isn’t it? If you don’t have a dog, but have a cat or horse or pet tarantula, the same applies.  If you don’t have a pet, I invite you to play along with me anyway. Maybe the pet you can’t live withoutContinue Reading

Why Can’t He/She Understand Me? – 10 Simple Steps

In our coaching practice, we’d be wealthy if we received one dollar for every time we’ve heard the question in the title. Additionally, I may be nearing Warren Buffett’s status if I received a dollar every time I thought it. The biggest problem with this question is that it puts the blame on the otherContinue Reading

What Does Happiness Mean? And Are You?

My dog, Jack, bounds onto the step, tail wagging wildly as I step outside.  “Want to come   along for a ski?” His legs become springs and he explodes straight up in the air – he can look me in the eye. Then he tears off down the trail scooping snow in his mouth.  IContinue Reading

Valentine’s Day? Oohh, You Won’t Do THAT, Will You?

Next to Christmas and Halloween, Valentine’s Day is the biggest money maker of the year for retailers.  Billions of dollars are spent on influential marketing, which turns into sales volumes exponential to those marketing efforts. All for gifts for one single day. I’m not opposed to gift giving.  In fact, I believe that giving giftsContinue Reading

Trust: Are You Building – Or Destroying?

A key concept in many of my keynote presentations is “Trust.” And with coaching clients, trust is always at the root of their challenges and also a big part of the solutions they choose. Trust is a foundational concept of life and is the most critical and delicate component in any relationship. In presentations, IContinue Reading

One Thing for Romance

When life gets hectic, romance is often the first thing to fall away. Would that be true for you? You know how it goes – hectic all day and when you finally get home, it’s a quick bite of supper and off to more meetings or flop on the couch in front of the tubeContinue Reading

Relationship Tips

Carol and I had the extreme honour to present “Romance Your Business And Life” to an amazing group of women at the Millionaire Woman Club, an event organized by Debra Kasowski. Here’s a short video Debra filmed that I’m sure you’ll enjoy. I challenge you to apply these Relationhship Tips. Which one are you goingContinue Reading

Shared Experiences

What do you do together – the two of you? If you don’t create shared, or common experiences, what is it doing to the quality of your relationship? So, the question again, what common experiences are you going to create TODAY? And what do you suggest/recommend other couples do to bring their relationship closer together?Continue Reading