May 20, 2022
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🔑 Want the key trait found in all happy marriages? Look no further.
💪 As the wedding approaches, prep yourselves & start off strong.
🛡️ Wondering who is more likely to cheat? Gain some insight & protect your future marriage.
🤗 You don’t have to have everything in common with your fiancé.
💔 Don’t let this #1 thing secretly ruin your future marriage.
tips & tricks for growth
conversations every engaged couple should have before they say, “i do!”
While you’re engaged, conversations tend to hover endlessly around the wedding day, and naturally so. Though working out the details and planning your celebration is exciting, having conversations about other topics is important, too.
You and your fiancé are stepping into something beautiful—a promise of commitment, a proclamation of loving each other now and falling in love over and over again, a 24/7 best friend, and a person who wants to love you at your best and through the worst. You owe it to each other to take the time to appreciate what you have and to continue the pursuit.
One way to pursue each other is to sit down and have important conversations like…
🗣️ Talk about the importance of marriage, what it means to you both and what you hope for it to look like.
🗣️ Do you want children?
🗣️ How do you handle conflict and what rules do you want to establish on how to fight when you do?
🗣️ Talk through your finances.
🗣️ Intimacy in your relationship.
Get personal with your sweetheart. Start out your marriage with the muscle memory of talking through tough conversations, how you want to love each other and what’s important to you. The more you communicate, the richer the potential for a lovely life together. Now who’s ready to say I do?
10 ways to create comfort in your life
It’s a challenge for many to find relief or comfort from stress, anxiety, and uncertainty, yet we desperately need to. Many folks are great at creating comforting moments for others, but when it comes to being intentional about creating comfort in their world, well, not so much.
You can be intentional, even in times of extreme stress, about building soothing moments into your day that allow you to escape. If you’re thinking you just can’t afford to do that, here’s hoping you will reconsider. You really can’t afford not to. We all need moments that allow for a break in the action to hit the refresh button. It’s good for us, and it’s good for the people around us.
Ways to create some comfort in your life:
- Make a list of all the things you love that make you happy.
Do some of those things daily.
- Indulge in your favorite comfort meal.
You know, all the stuff you would typically say, “I shouldn’t be eating this…” Eat that and savor every second of it guilt-free.
- Take time out for a walk.
Make a point of looking up at the sky, watching the trees, and looking for wildlife. Pay attention to your breathing. Avoid thinking about things that are stressful in your life at the moment. Literally, take a break.
Watch a funny show or talk to that friend who always makes you laugh.
- Listen to soothing music, read a book or magazine, work on a puzzle, or on your hobby.
Doing something that distracts you from the day’s stress and anxiety can be relaxing and bring comfort.
what we’re lovin’
This week’s picks come from Tamara Slocum, our Creative Strategist. She’s been married to her college sweetheart, Bobby, since 2012 and together they have 3 amazing girls (6 yrs old and under!) Whew. 😅 She’s got her hands full and still took the time to give her recommendations because they are just THAT GOOD. Check ’em out:
💫 Current Book Obsession: Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience by Brené Brown– Regardless of the fact that Brené is totally my girl crush… this book is my jam! It gives nuanced definitions of our emotions (with examples!) to help us fully understand our feelings and how to express them in order to create a deeper connection with others.
💊 Not all multivitamins are created equal… That’s why I personally loooove Ritual Vitamins. Why? Because 1.) They only have the nutrients your body actually needs, plus all the ingredients are traceable and in a form your body can actually absorb and use and 2.) They are delivered every month so you don’t even have to think about running to the store to restock. They have pre-natal, post-natal, women’s, men’s and kids’.
👙 Ok, ladies. This one’s for you! Check out @thebirdspapaya on IG. Sarah Nicole Landry is an influencer who shines a light on real, postpartum bodies and urges her followers to celebrate the change that happens as we age, have kids and go through different seasons of life. In other words, she normalizes normal bodies. And we could all use a little body positivity with swimsuit season upon us… right?!
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