Relationships

Power of the Gift

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As we continue to navigate remote life, I’ve developed an immense gratitude for gifts. There’s a reason they are one of Dr. Gary Chapman’s Five Love Languages. In the past…

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Leading and Following at Home

Leading and Following at Home 1000 750 Sharna Fabiano

My negative spiral around exercise goes something like this: I feel lethargic and I want to move, but the thought of doing “exercise” makes me feel self-critical, which makes me…

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More Connection = Better Meetings

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Connection is vital for us to work well together. It’s the foundation of clear communication, of “getting on the same page,” of building and maintaining trust within a team. Without…

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Emotional Awareness

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Emotional awareness, or emotional intelligence, is the ability to read and interpret our own feelings, empathize with others, and adjust our speech and behavior to reflect social context. It’s a…

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Expressing Your Needs

Expressing Your Needs

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The theme of “honesty” comes up frequently in the context of relationships. Most of us would probably agree that honesty is important. It helps establish trust and makes us feel…

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Creating Dialogue

Creating Dialogue

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If you have a domestic partner, spending extra time at home may be testing your relationship skills right now! If conversations are tense, it might be a great opportunity to…

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Say What You Mean (and mean what you say)

Say What You Mean (and mean what you say) 900 600 Sharna Fabiano

Saying exactly what you want, think, or need in words can be a remarkably challenging activity, particularly in emotionally charged moments with those we love. This is because strong emotions…

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Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone

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Stepping out of your “comfort zone” is an overused catch phrase in coaching, business, and creative work. What does it really mean? And why do we need to be uncomfortable?…

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Preventing an Argument

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Arguments are never fun, but more importantly, they are usually a colossal waste of time and energy. Different from productive disagreement, which can actually be a creative process in itself,…

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Asking for Help

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Like so many essential life skills, asking for help is something I remember learning very early in my childhood, but then forgetting as I became an adult. Tying shoes, doing…

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