Well 2017 is almost done!
It’s been a super crazy year.
I’ve hit some pretty big high’s and had some soul-crushing low’s.
It’s always important to take stock of the past year and look to the next.
First, I’d like to thank any of you who have taken time to stop by the blog and read, reblog, comment or like. It’s always affirming to know somebody connects with what you’re putting out there.
Today the On The Couch blog hit another big milestone
400 Followers!Thank you so much!! It’s just mind-blowing to me the positive responses that I’ve had from the blogging and WordPress community in such a short amount of time.
I was blessed to be interviewed on the mental health benefits of taking a vacation for the Travel Agent Interview Podcast with Megan Chapa.
As I look towards 2018, I want to officially announce that I’ll be launching the On The Couch Podcast sometime at the end of January or beginning of February in 2018.
I’ve already begun recording content for the launch post as well as scheduled a couple of interviews. The focus will be similar to the blog in that it will be centered around aspects of mental health. Anything from interviewing clinicians that are on the cutting edge of their fields to specific issues and diagnoses that are trending in mental health.
It’s something I’m pretty excited about and looking forward to getting things up and going.
If anyone has any interest in being on the show as a guest or has questions that could be answered on the show feel free to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: OTC Podcast.
I’ll also be re-launching the 15 for 15 Challenge starting January 1st, 2018 as a way to start the year on the right foot. We’ll be live-streaming and posting on the Parenting & Family Solutions Facebook Page as a way to help other couples start and maintain focus during the 15 days. We offer up different questions as topics to possibly start with. We love to hear about people checking in and the success stories of couples and families reconnecting.Here are a few questions (in addition to the two offered above about preparing for the holidays) to get the ball rolling:
- What are you most looking forward to in 2018?
- Name 1 thing you want to accomplish in 2018 (or the next 6 months)?
- What was the most unexpected surprise from 2017?
- Do you have any regrets from 2017?
- What would you like Valentine’s Day to look like?
The key with the 15 minutes and questions like these is to really pay attention to your partner! Give them your full attention and while they talk, you listen. Some have to start off taking notes on what their partner said. Don’t get defensive, don’t try to argue your position. Just connect with what your partner is thinking, feeling and saying. Then you switch and it’s your turn.
I wish you all a safe and Happy New Year! I can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for each of you!
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