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Hi!

If you are in a relationship right now, have you noticed that things are a bit harder than usual?

Tolerance, patience, and moods are down, while irritability, irritation and annoyances are up.

And this makes perfect sense. Being with our partners 24/7 during the pandemic is hard. Not to mention all the life stressors contributing to your emotional state.

What has been under a flashlight of awareness is now under a floodlight of awareness. Anything that has been able to stay bubbling just under the surface for some time has likely now been bubbling up and over.

And if you are experiencing this, you are not alone.

In this week’s episode of Journey Forward with Joree Rose podcast (click here to listen), I interview Shaun Galanos. He is a love coach who imparts honest and straightforward relationship advice on his podcast (The Love Drive) and social media outlets by the same name.

(Btw, this was one of my favorite episodes I've recorded!)

His number one piece of relationship advice is to talk about the hard thing; he and I talk about tools and strategies in how to do that.


“Everything mentionable is manageable”

~ Fred Rogers

Here are some tools to get you unstuck and back on the road to harmony.

  • Extend generosity
  • Clarify your partner’s needs
  • Talk about the thing
  • Practice a softened start up
  • Practice non-attachment
  • Understand that your needs are not mutually exclusive
If you want greater explanation of these tools, read the extended article on my blog here.

Please let me know how I can best support you during this time.


Sending you BIG Hugs!
~Joree
Here is a weekly schedule of all the tools I'm offering in my Journey Forward Facebook group
(all times are PST)


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday:
8:45am - 5 min. morning meditation
and
6:00pm - mindfulness teachings


Wednesday & Sunday:
12:30pm - extended 30-min. meditation

Saturday:
11:00am - Live Q & A on how to manage through stress,
anxiety and uncertainty

And please - invite anyone else into the group that you think would benefit from these tools and community. Click here to join group
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Joree Rose, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #93545 and founder of the Bay Area Mindfulness and Therapy Center, in Northern California. She is the creator of the JOURNEY FORWARD WITH JOREE ROSE podcast, offers online courses in mindfulness and meditation, and leads retreats around the world. She also has two mindfulness books for kids published, speaks locally and nationally, as well as does corporate trainings in mindfulness. At the root of all her work, Joree guides her clients to JOURNEY FORWARD,  which means getting unstuck from what’s not working in your life (habits, patterns, outdated stories you are living by, relationships or jobs that are no longer serving you) and gaining the tools, shifting your mindset and integrating science-backed frameworks that will lead to lasting change towards your authentic happiness, peace and joy. A big piece of my work is my story –I have Journeyed Forward, and I am a living example of the tools I teach, so I know that not only do the tools that I teach work, but that change and growth is possible. Happiness is attainable!
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