With the holidays coming up, there can be a lot of small talk over dinner with family or friends. This holiday season, what if you were able to connect with those you are celebrating with in a deeper, more meaningful way? What if there was a way to go deeper while still laughing and having fun? In this week's blog, Alisa Grace shares an experience that led their family to adopt this fun, meaningful new tradition into their the holiday celebration!
Listening and acknowledging a person you are communicating with in conversation seems very basic and easy to do, but is it? It seems that it is becoming less and less common with so many distractions in our lives. Dr. Tim Muelhoff explains some things to focus on as you communicate in conversation with your spouse, significant other, friend, or work colleague!
It's no question that everyone wants to communicate and resolve conflict in a healthy way. If done well, it results in higher levels of happiness and health in our lives. In today's blog, family therapist Willa Williams dives into the physical, the psychological, and the spiritual benefits of good communication and conflict management, helping you develop the skills necessary for a happy, healthy marriage.
If we are honest, we must admit that we are not the best at communicating our feelings or resolving conflict. It may be because these things were not well-modeled for us, or perhaps we're just not very skilled at them. First, in this first in a series of three blogs, Willa Williams (MA, LMFT) describes seven reasons why we fail to communicate and resolve conflict well. Parts two and three will focus on why we should and how we can do them well, giving us the skills we need to cultivate a healthy relationship.
We are in the age of constant connection. It's not that technology is bad, the problem is that the poor use of it can negatively impact our relationships. While technology makes it easier to connect with those who are far from us, if not used wisely, it can also make it more difficult for us to stay connected with those who are near to us. In today's podcast, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff discuss the pros and cons of current technology and how they influence our relationships.
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