Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Opening Doors to a Better Life E-book

Open Doors Counseling, Coaching and Consulting is pleased to announce the availability of a free E-book on our website! Opening Doors to a Better Life: 10 Simple Tips and Worksheets to Help you Start Your Journey is now available free for a limited time at http://www.opendoorscounselingaz.com/Open_Doors_AZ_Events.html

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Have a Healthier Relationship this Valentine's Day

This Valentine’s Day, in addition to buying gifts of chocolate and cards for your loved one, also give them the gift of healthy communication. Resentment often builds up in relationships by not truly sharing with the other person how you feel, holding things in, and can eventually lead to conflict. 

Try the following tips to improve your communication for a healthier relationship:
-Use I statements. Focus on how you feel and what you need, instead of blaming the other person
-Focus on the present issue instead of bringing up issues from the past.
-Pick a time that works for both of you to discuss issues. Try to avoid discussions right before leaving for work or late at night.
-Set a time limit for the discussion. Rarely do things get resolved after hours and hours of arguing.
-Focus on problem solving and what each person is willing to contribute.

Healthier communication equals a happier relationship! 
Happy Valentine’s Day from Open Doors Counseling, Coaching and Consulting!