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 email@example.com 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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Establish your Therapy Private Practice says
A podcast sounds challenging and fun. My sister and I are collaborating on an ebook to address addiction from a female perspective. We are very close to finishing it.
Yeah, it’s definitely outside of my comfort zone. But then again, so was blogging and doing trainings & presentations. I have plans to write an ebook or two as well. How close to being done are you? How do you like the ebook process so far?
Establish your Therapy Private Practice says
My sister has written two books. This is her first ebook. We got side tracked over the holidays but I think our book has another 30 days to go. My sister is editing it now.
Nice! Congrats. Let me know when it’s out. I’d love to take a look. I don’t specialize in addiction as part of my niche; but, we all have an addiction to something 😃
Greetings, it’s a pleasure meeting you through your blog. Congratulations on your 2017 accomplishments! Your blog has some great information and I look forward to reading more. Happy New Year 🎊
Thanks for “following” me, for it brought you to my attention and became the catalyst for our connection. I look forward to sharing with each other, and for the wisdom, light, and warmth that I can already tell you exude. By the way, I really enjoyed and appreciate your “About Me” intro…
Happy New Year and best wishes to you and your family (including your super cute dog) 🙂
Thanks so much for the kind words Truly! I hope you have a great New Year’s. I look forward to what 2018 has in store for you!
Happy New year! That’s a lot of followers!
Thanks! Happy New Year to you too!! Yeah, it’s still surprising to me. Blogging is still pretty new and foreign to me.
You Are Full of It! says
Awesome! Congratulations. Looking forward to all God has in store for you in 2018.
Thanks so much! Me too!! 2018 is going to be a big year. I hope yours is great too
Suvarna Barge (Megha) says
Hey hearty congratulations to you for your achievement last year, all the very best for new year. HappyBlogging buddy! 😉
Jane Gealy says
Congratulations on reaching 400 followers! I reached 100 just before the New Year, it was a great start to 2018. My goals for 2018 are to stay focused and to reach 500 followers. If you want to dream, reach high!
Congratulations to you as well! It is important to have goals and aim high as you said as well as putting it down in writing. Mine for the blog is 1000 followers. I also plan on setting up a mailing list with mail champ. I wish you well in all your endeavors and thank you for taking time to read my blog