Posts tagged Mindfulness
Three Phrases to Avoid During an Argument

Words are so powerful: they have the power to uplift us and to destroy us. To create a healthy and fulfilling relationship, proactive and ambitious couples like you will want to be very intentional (and even impeccable) with their words... especially during an argument.

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Are Your Relationship Goals Controlling You?

Gratitude, reflection, and celebration are helpful because they fortify our ability to ground ourselves, feel what’s really going on, and understand why. In turn, this allows us to choose more of what we want for the future for ourselves and for our relationship.

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Set Relationship Goals

Setting personal and relationship goals prepares us to form the habits that are in service of our best and most authentic selves and relationship.

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Getting Good at Relationships is Hard

Intimate relationships are hard to maintain! We talk about how we sometimes feel like it can take months to build our healthy habits, but just one heated interaction to feel like we’ve fallen backwards.

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5 Reasons to Flirt With Your Partner

It’s come to our attention that many people (including us!) eventually stop flirting with their partners. Is it because we’re no longer attracted?

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Unplug to Recharge Your Relationship

Have you ever felt like you needed a break from social media or from your phone? Have you ever been distracted by your online notifications even while you were with your partner? We did! If you’re too plugged in to your phone, then unplugging can save your relationship!

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10 Little Things You Can Do To Make Big Changes In Your Relationship

Curious about the little things that we do, on a regular basis, to try to maintain and grow our relationship? Here's a list of the 10 little things that we feel have made the biggest, and most sustainable, impact on our relationship so far.

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8 Reasons to Start Team Cooking

WE TEAM COOK AND WE LOVE IT! Each weekend, we review recipes, grocery shop, and team cook/meal prep for the entire week.

Team cooking this way may not be suitable for everyone’s lifestyle. That said, many people have been interested in our practice so here are 8 reasons why we feel it’s important for us and our relationship

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Three Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship This New Year

Change is the only constant, so it’s a really good practice to check-in with each other on a regular basis to re-align. Don’t let habituation make your relationship stagnate or becoming a bad habit.

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How to Express Gratitude & Appreciation During Conflicts

What we discovered is that the quick break from the argument and dose of happy hormones that came from reading what we appreciated about one another helped us remember that there is plenty of goodness in each other (even though we had been upset even a few seconds prior).

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Making Space for Quality Time Amidst a Busy Life

Sometimes, we worry that we might not be spending enough quality time as a couple. Granted, we're occasionally together in the evenings doing chores or socializing, but being busy is really not the same as being present

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Relationship Zen Secret 2013: Make Time For Play

What we mean by “make time for play” is doing fun, valuable, and extraordinary activities that build up the relationship.

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7 Ways to Boost Your Zen Living Today

We believe that it's imperative for individuals to prioritize personal development because that ultimately helps to improve the health of their relationships. 

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6 Books for Relationship Zen Success

Imagine you are on a long journey by yourself. Along the way, you meet mentors and you learn from them one by one. That’s how we see these books -– they each have something meaningful and pivotal to share with us along our path. 

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Cheers to a “New” Relationship!

Reflecting on the past and being mindful in the present are essential aspects of Relationship Zen. However, so is setting bold intentions for the future! The holiday season is a beautiful time to combine all three activities.

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Surprise Attack Greetings

Our Relationship Zen journey continues to open our eyes to areas where we can improve with the help of personal mindfulness. The area we’re focusing on here are the moments when we say “hello” to each other – we take these moments for granted by giving each other “Zombie Greetings”, but we must not.

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