For all our #podcast lovers, episode 003: Kelli Hall is another one of my beautiful creative friends. I enjoyed talking with her so much that this conversation is broken up into 4 parts! 🎧 With a passion for all things paper, Kelli balances elegant patterns, colors and textures with humor and whimsy. By combining her love for painting with an appreciation for beautiful detail—-hailing from a background in fine art, graphic design and magazines—-Kelli's love for new places, culinary creativity, animals and her family comes though in her finished pieces. 🎨 Podcast link is available in the bio. 🔗
The last four months we've had guest blogger, Kristin Fry, once a month talk to us about the new challenges in Dating. Whew, Dating has gotten really complex just in the last decade! 🌀 You might be surprised to learn we have several single folks as part of our community. We are proud of their desire to be intentional in their dating before moving into marriage. 🙌 Today's blog 'He Already Swiped Right!' talks about How we see ourselves will determine How others will treat us. 👉 The book, Beyond the Swipe, is about Honoring God, Respecting Yourself and Finding the Right Match. 📙 Yesterday was Kristin's big launch day!! Do you have a someone in mind who might like this as a gift? You can purchase the book, Beyond the Swipe, on Amazon. 💳
Don't waste a good crisis. - Dr Boyd Whaley - This quote comes from our counselor. This may sound cold on the surface but there are rich lessons to be learned from a crisis. Boyd says he does his best work when folks are in a crisis. He encourages them to be seen during, not after the crisis has passed. This is hard. You're probably already experiencing intense emotions from the crisis and the idea of counseling might be too much but for my husband and I it has been life giving. #counterintuitive
Repost @gottmaninstitute with @get_repost ・・・ For every negative interaction during #conflict, a stable and happy #marriage has five (or more) positive interactions. #5to1
Do you keep hitting the ‘brick wall?’ Welcome to the club! 😝 I’m finally a believer in putting ideas into production and sharing but it’s hard when they don’t work. The secret sauce is I gain much more insight on what to do the next round than if I never produced anything at all. I don’t want to be part of the crowd that wonders ‘what if?’ So if you’re hitting failure, let’s keep each other going and not lose having fun along the way. Who’s with me?! Have a very productive week!! Repost @cnbcmakeit with @get_repost ・・・ Keep going.
The difference between try and triumph is a little umph. - Marvin Phillips - Have a great weekend!!
Webinar Tonight!! 💻 Register to join us at 8pm. Can't make it? Still register to automatically receive a replay. 8️⃣ Join us to hear how Russ and I respond with empathy and the difference it makes! 💬 Webinar link in bio. 7 day free trial. ✴️
Today we have a little bit audio and a little bit video. Did anyone read that and think of Donnie & Marie theme song? Well then, you are my people!! 🎤 We have part II of my conversation with @melindadenisondesign. If you experience fear and anxiety, you will feel less alone as she graciously shares her journey. 🎧 Do you know how significantly different your connection could be with your spouse by reacting with empathy instead of sympathy? Register for tomorrow night's webinar, April 19th at 8pm. Can't make it? Still register and automatically receive the replay. 💻 Links in bio!
•8 ways to improve your empathy• 1. Challenge yourself. * 2. Get out of your usual environment. * 3. Get feedback. * 4. Explore the heart, not just the head. * 5. Walk in others’ shoes. * 6. Examine your biases. * 7. Cultivate your sense of curiosity. * 8. Ask better questions.