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    Emotional Intelligence for Couples: Part 3 Interpersonal

    As part of our 5-part series on EQi for couples, today we turn our emotional intelligence focus to relationships, very specifically. 1. Trust & CompassionThe first of today’s three scales is specifically our ability to create and keep healthy relationships. The Bar-On EQi tool defines this aspect of intelligence as being able to have “mutually satisfying relationships that are characterized by trust and compassion”. In order for this to happen we, as partners need to be able to be ...  Read More...

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    The Art of Intimacy

    Some of us immediately think sex when we hear the word intimacy but it is so much more. Intimacy is about close, safe, nurturing connection. It includes physical, emotional and spiritual connection. Intimacy at it’s strongest includes all three. Today’s blog is a collaboration with Canadian, Toronto-based artist Veronica Blanco.   Read More...

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    Undoing Shame

    There is a powerful force at work in many of our lives and it brings damage to many relationships. Shame. If you are living life through a lens of shame it WILL negatively impact your relationship!Let’s define it in really practical terms, then look at how it affects our partnerships.Shame is the thinking and feeling that we have when we see ourselves as ‘less than’ or inadequate in some way.   Read More...

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    Looking at Love

    It’s always interesting to see what Wikipedia has to say on a subject. Here is one of the comments on love: “This diversity of uses and meanings combined with the complexity of the feelings involved makes love unusually difficult to consistently define, compared to other emotional states.”  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love You know that rush of feeling intense love that you have at times for your partner? Is that love? Those acts of kindness when you reall...  Read More...

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